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Drug Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hummingbird Aug 31, 2013. 13 Replies

I finally went to see a specialist here in Ontario and had a good visit. The Dr looked at me and told me I'm more than likely not Type 2 but LADA. After 3 1/2 years of being told I was Type 2 by my…Continue

Other medications?

Started Apr 11, 2013 0 Replies

Hi all,I've not posted here for a long time but my numbers have slowly started creeping up regardless of how little carbs I eat. My morning numbers are now in the 7.0 - 7.5 range and any small amount…Continue

Quick Question...

Started this discussion. Last reply by jims May 6, 2012. 20 Replies

Why, only at lunch if I have a few carbs (10-15) do I spike a lot more than the same amount of carbs in the morning or evening? I typically walk for 1/2 hr or more after each meal but even with a 45…Continue

Excellent video!

Started this discussion. Last reply by MegaMinxX Mar 2, 2012. 1 Reply

Not sure if this is allowed but I thought this was an excellent video with a great message and the delivery is awesome ;)…Continue


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Dec 18, 2013
Hummingbird replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Drug Question'
"I'm putting in my 25 cents worth. The oral drug have tooooo many side effects..... The insulin is the best was to go then your really in control it's a bit of fine tuning at first but you will get it. I speak from seeing what happens when…"
Aug 31, 2013
Paul Curwen replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Drug Question'
"Wow, sounds like you have a good handle on your management of D... If I'm on insulin in the hear future I'll probably come asking the Cyborg questions :) Paul"
Aug 23, 2013
Dave replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Drug Question'
"Reasons in order of importance: Control. Having that cannula in you all the time gives you the flexibility to control your dosing much more like a pancreas, giving many smaller boluses as you eat. Less planning/forecasting is necessary, and you…"
Aug 21, 2013
Paul Curwen replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Drug Question'
"Wow, love your sense of humor :) And, wow, 2 months from oral meds, MDI to pump... Why so quick to get on the pump? Paul"
Aug 18, 2013
Dave replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Drug Question'
"T2 here... going on insulin was the best thing I ever did to manage my diabetes. Started beginning of June after ending up in the ER. Exogenous insulin gives you so much control and flexibility in terms of when to eat, what you eat, when you…"
Aug 18, 2013
Paul Curwen replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Drug Question'
"Thanks for all the input guys :) I'm going to start the new drug and monitor if it helps. When I go for my next visit I'll discuss if it would be better to save whatever natural production I have left and go straight to insulin injections.…"
Aug 18, 2013
meee replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Drug Question'
"If it were me I would get all the tests done and then go on insulin.. you may only need low doses at this poin.. also go low carb, I do 50g per day now, this makes managing insulin much easier. Insulin is not fun but as a type 1 you're in more…"
Aug 16, 2013
Spock replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Drug Question'
"Using insulin is really not fun. I have been on it for over 50 years, and it is just hard on so many fronts. Do all the tests, go low carb--in my book anything you can do to avoid insulin and protect your health is good."
Aug 16, 2013
Scott A replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Drug Question'
"Some people feel that drugs in the the class as Gliclazide (Sulfonylureas) might burn out insulin producing beta cells by making them produce more insulin. Google "Sulfonylurea burnout." I personally avoided it. My attitude back when I had…"
Aug 16, 2013
Shawnmarie replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Drug Question'
"One word - insulin. Seriously, as a LADA/T1 myself, I'm sooooooo relieved I had to be on insulin from day one. I can't imagine trying to control this disease without it."
Aug 16, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Drug Question'
"After all these years, you finally get a doctor who actually questions your diagnosis. I do hope your doctor orders a full antibody panel (GAD, ICA and IA2) as well as a c-peptide. Even if they come back all negative, that does prove you are not…"
Aug 16, 2013
Melitta replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Drug Question'
"Hi Paul: Sorry, I don't know anything about Gliclazide. If I were in your shoes, I would go over the test results with the doctor and then really push to be on exogenous insulin; I would push in a way that doesn't put the doctor on the…"
Aug 16, 2013
Rye replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Drug Question'
"It was about 3 years into before I was re diagnosed as T1 but mine was a lot more dramatic. .lol I have been on glipizide which doesn't really work on me at all. And Metaphorman can cause some serious stomach side effects so watch out for that…"
Aug 16, 2013

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At 8:24am on December 27, 2010, Linda G said…
At 4:56pm on December 16, 2010, The Diabetic Welfare Queen said…

Thank you, Paul! That really means a lot to me.  :)) Always here, if I can help in any way.

At 2:06pm on December 16, 2010, The Diabetic Welfare Queen said…

Sounds good to me. :D

At 9:43pm on October 31, 2010, Linda G said…

At 2:26pm on September 15, 2010, Gerri said…
Hope you enjoy the pizza!
At 1:20pm on April 5, 2010, Joanne said…
Read ur message about trying Crestor. You are right to be wary. I took it for 7 weeks and got up one morning feeling like a truck hit me. I had severe muscle & joint pain that lasted 8 months after I stopped the med. My A1C is 6.0 now and the DR is again talking statins cuz my LDL was 101. TC was 158,HDL, Trigly were good. My Endo suggested trying Red Yeast Rice, a natural Statin ( from a Vitamin shoppe or GNC) and I have used it for almost a year with no side effects. Something to consider if you have Cholesterol issues. Won't ever do another Statin drug.
At 4:48pm on April 2, 2010, Linda G said…
Hey's it all going?

At 4:36am on January 5, 2010, Linda G said…
Thanks for the friend invite Paul!

At 8:22pm on December 29, 2009, Linda G said…
Hey...another Canadian! Welcome to the rabble Paul! Love your pics.
As well, before my carreer change, I too was a Graphic well as Illustrator (Sheridan College OCA/U of T), aside from teaching, I do the occasional illustration.
It's only been a little over 3 months since your's it all going?

At 5:05pm on November 10, 2009, Gerri said…
Hi Paul,

Happy to try to help. I know how overwhelming it is. I'd cry from frustration from either info overload or no info at all. Also understand wanting to know other people's numbers--I did also, but as Terry correctly said it's not of much use.

Don't hesitate to write if you need anything. Will do my best to assist!



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