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Interesting Blog about T1

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http://markonthebody.blogspot.co.uk/I'm a textile artist, this is close to my heart in all directionsHHContinue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Dec 20, 2010. 2 Replies

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/pharmaceuticals/pages/insulin.html Interesting... I feel a quilt coming on.. HHContinue


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Interesting Blog about T1

http://markonthebody.blogspot.co.uk/I'm a textile artist, this is close to my heart in all directionsHHSee More
Helen Howes replied to Diabetic Dad's discussion 'ataxia'
"Are you on a statin? This sounds like statin side-effects.. HH"
Helen Howes replied to Rajesh Khanna's discussion 'Concern for Hemoglobin levels'
"That's 9 and 7.3 in USA terms.. A good improvement, but a way to go still.. <>"
Jul 16
Helen Howes replied to Rajesh Khanna's discussion 'Concern for Hemoglobin levels'
"You aren't outside the regular range, so don't panic yet Haemoglobin is not nearly so important as blood sugar.. What's your HbA1c? Oh, and Paleo does not have too much fruits or seeds, be careful with these.. HH"
Jul 16
Helen Howes replied to Alyssa's discussion 'Cooking faux pas...'
"Breakfasts without cooking at breakfast time, or without cooking at all (shakes are too easy to digest IMO) Hard-boiled eggs Ham, cooked meats of any kind, deli sausage, Cooked high-meat-content sausages (we get the gluten-free…"
Jul 3
Helen Howes replied to Kate's discussion 'My doctor classification of me as Secondary Diabetes?'
"It's common for Prednisone (Prednisolone) to trigger an inherent or genetic tendency to Type 2 diabetes.. Doesn't mean the disease is any different, really.. However, the RA, being an autoimmune condition, can predispose you to Type 1. I…"
Jul 3
Helen Howes replied to Brian W's discussion 'Changing lifestyle for the long haul'
"Diet is 90% of the secret.. The workouts help, but testing and eating right are what will keep you healthy.. Eat to your meter, and don't disdain the meds - if they do the trick that will be helpful in the short and the long run Oh, and…"
Jun 28
Helen Howes replied to JonD54's discussion 'Regrets'
"The beat-yourself-up club is full, so you'll just have to learn to love yourself instead. One day at a time, please, one improvement at a time. You can do this, it's not too late Start with one good suitable meal, bolus and check.. Then…"
May 28
Helen Howes replied to guitarnut's discussion 'The Catch-22'
"Reconsider the Cycloset? Ask for insulin? Find a slower carb that works? Hang your head in despair.. All recommended except the last HH"
May 3
Helen Howes replied to Kelly's discussion 'Milkshakes and frappuccino recipes'
"Good luck with finding Low Carb milk.. HH"
May 2
Helen Howes replied to cdredbaron10's discussion 'Reversing neuropathy in type 2 diabetics'
"Are you taking Metformin? If so, are you taking B12? The lack of B12 (which is caused by long-term use of Metformin) can cause neuropathies too, and these are not fixed by lowering your blood sugars. It is reputed to be a long haul, but lowering…"
Apr 14
Helen Howes replied to Helmut's discussion 'A1C in the 4s'
"Diet alone?"
Apr 12
Helen Howes replied to nc929's discussion 'Do you notice any difference after eating beans?'
"Compared to what? I think that beans are pretty high carb.. GI is not ver y helpful for diabetics.. Test before eating, after 30 mins, 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, and work it out for your own metabolism. I haven't eaten too many beans lately.. HH"
Apr 12
Helen Howes replied to julez_79's discussion 'Diabetic Neuropathy after only 2 years and despite good control?'
"Are you taking Metformin? If so, are you taking B12? A shortage of B12 (which is a side-effect of Metformin) can cause neuropathic symptoms which are hard to fix.. Some other drugs also remove or block B12 (PPIs and steroids, particularly) HH"
Apr 8
Helen Howes replied to LadyNononoke's discussion 'From Insulin to Pill'
"What you need is insulin.. You don't have a Metformin shortage, and you are obviously managing OK.. What's the benefit? HH"
Apr 4
Helen Howes replied to tenderhearted_17's discussion 'sleep aids...yay or nay?'
"I take a magnesium supplement which definitely helps and will not mess up your sugars.. Just the regular over-the-counter stuff, with zinc.. HH"
Apr 1

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At 3:19pm on June 3, 2012, Anna Banana said…

how do u get ur A1C so low

At 12:53pm on March 14, 2011, Amber said…
At 11:02pm on December 7, 2009, Andreina Davila said…
Hi Helen,

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At 7:34am on December 7, 2009, Teena said…
Nice to see you here Helen. Welcome!
At 6:59pm on December 6, 2009, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 3:00pm on December 6, 2009, Doris D said…
Welcome Helen!!
At 1:27pm on December 6, 2009, Marie B said…
hi, Helen, welcome here! Please leave a comment on my page if you have any questions about the community. That's a nice a1c you have there!



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