"Weren't the 2 insulin strengths U-40 and U-80? I was diagnosed in 1958 before the plastic syringe. I wasn't given an orange for injection practice. I learned to give my own injections at camp Sweeney near Gainesville, Texas. My mother…"
"I would ask the physician to produce clinical data on usage in people under the age of 18. It may exist but unlikely. It is even less likely there is data for statins and diabetes. Physicians can prescribe off-label but, if the doc has the clinical…"
"There are other ways to lower cholesterol which don't involve a drug which is known to have many and serious side effects.
Exercise. Low carb diet. Healthy fats.
Scarey stuff. I would never let my child take a statin (even if they were type 1)."
"My endo cited a study about Type 1 kids taking statins while trying to convince me I should take them (he's still trying). I still refused. I don't understand how kids can show any positive impact when they are ... kids. Maybe in 40 years…"
"I have never seen a single study which shows that statin therapy in children leads to any positive outcome. Consider the following statement on this study:
The study was supported by Nemours Research Programs, with grant support from Quest…"
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Hello Paul! I noticed in an earlier discussion that you have Hashimoto's. Can I ask which medicine you take for it and did you notice any effects on your blood sugar when you started?
I tested positive of antibodies that will lead to Hashimoto's, but my TSH was still normal (3.5) in March. I'm guessing when I get my blood work in September, then I will be officially "diagnosed". Any advice welcome :)
Thanks. I am mostly a lurker and usually do not have much to add to a discussion. Here is a little background. I was diagnosed in 1958 about 6 weeks before my 11th birthday. At the time I took a mixture of 10 units of regular (U-40) and 20 units of NPH (U-80) in a glass syringe with both U-80 and U-40 markings, tested urine sugars using clinitest tablets and used exchange lists to figure a Protein=100g Fat=100g Carbohydrate=200g diet. Things have changed I now use an insulin pump with approximately 40-45 units Insulin Aspart (NovoLog), test blood glucose 8-10 times daily and eat approximately 200g to 250g of carbohydrate.
So you have heard of Giving Tuesday, right? Maybe you have seen the hashtag: #GivingTuesday. If you are like me, confused by all of the messages pointing in different directions floating around social media, you may be wondering, “What is Read on! →
Last Thursday was November 14, 2013, the day we commemorated the birthday of Frederick Banting. Thanks to him we have insulin today. Early that day the International Diabetes Federation released updated statistics for diabetes worldwide, as part of their update Read on! →