Red Riot
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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
To connect with other Coolabetics
Date diagnosed
June 1, 2007
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://insul-opt.com/blog

When Personal and Professional Paths Converge

For the sake of transparency, I feel the need to disclose right away that I have both a personal and a professional interest in Diabetes and the Diabetic community.

When I was diagnosed two years ago, I knew very little about Diabetes. I’m assuming that’s true of a lot of us. So I took a workshop with a Diabetes Educator, and learned most of what I needed to know to begin managing myself on insulin. They also gave me some good resources and the desire to continue learning.

There are times when I’m exhilarated and captivated to learn more. And then there are times when I consider the many potential complications, when I read discouraging statistics or personal accounts and feel empathetic, fearful and sad to the core.

I’m aware that good blood glucose management, diet and exercise are the best ways to preventing complications; but I also became aware that there’s not much out there about healing/reversing whatever damage is done to the cells, organs and tissues by (even well-managed) Diabetes.

Anyhoo, long story less long: I looked into herbal and natural products for Diabetics and came across one that really “spoke” to me. It is an all-natural supplement for Diabetics that is designed to fight inflammation, to boost cellular regeneration (increase wound healing), to combat oxidative stress, to reverse vascular damage and to stabilize blood sugar levels.

Before I decided to try the supplement, I called the company to ask a few questions. It turned out that they were located about twenty minutes from my house, so they invited me down to tour the manufacturing site and meet the formulator of the product.

I was impressed by the sincerity of the people behind this product. Their main interest is in helping people, not in making a bucket of money. The formulator has a PhD in Chemistry from Harvard and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford. His 8-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type-1 and it changed his life and his professional priorities.

They also wanted to know more about me. When they learned that I’m a freelance writer with online experience, they got very excited. They gave me Insul Opt to try for free with the agreement that I would lead their online marketing team to help spread the word if I felt results.

And I have felt results! After only 3 weeks, I noticed that all my old infusion sites had healed—a first in the six months I’ve been using the pump. It’s week four and I’ve noticed even more healing. Last winter I got little dry cracks on my fingers that would bleed, sting and never heal. This winter, I got my first crack, treated it with some lotion and it healed right away! I’m also seeing some better blood sugars, but it’s too soon to attribute that to Insul Opt.

The point is, I’d like all of you to try it, or at least ask me about it and learn some more! I’m delighted to have a personal and professional interest in something I feel passionate about and in a community I deeply respect.

Send me a note if you want to learn more or talk about your own recommendations and experiences. You can also check out the website: Insul Opt

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At 3:48pm on February 19, 2009, Cory Brumbalow said…
I don't cellerbrate my D antiversery!! I just hate having it.
At 12:43pm on February 4, 2009, Karthik said…
lifes gud here in Blore....ya there r pretty gud diab centers and gud docs here...
ever been to bangalore??
At 1:16am on December 18, 2008, Holger Schmeken said…
Thanks for adding me as a friend.
At 2:29pm on December 17, 2008, Holger Schmeken said…
Willkommen to TuDiabetes, Red Riot!
At 7:45pm on December 16, 2008, Joe said…
a jokester?! how great... is it like standup or more like one liners? if you get me on something I am passionate about I can do a lil standup myself - being half Irish it's hard for me NOT to tell stories and carry on =)

ps couldn't picture you as an anarchist ;)
At 12:16pm on December 12, 2008, Joe said…
=) good! So, being a bit of a redhead myself... even fire engine red when I was a kid... how did you get the other half of your nickname?
At 7:57am on December 12, 2008, Ron said…
Thanks!!!! I see you are on the pump my endo wants me to start thinking about the pump because I was going low at before lunch. Its amazing how you can change your life and its routines and how what you never thought you would be doing becomes so automatic. I wanted to stay on shots because I just got comfortable with them and jumping to the pump I think is a big step. This site was a big help in me getting my #'s down just by reading forums and asking questions. I have learned a lot in a short amount of time.
At 9:20am on December 11, 2008, Mike Campana said…
Thank you! My dog's name is Lexi, she's a goofball usually! lol I try to give things a positive spin, sometimes tough around here given certain topics but all useful information. I jut don't see the need going through life with a whoa is me attitude. That gets you nowhere. Anyway take care and maybe well chat some more soon! :)
At 8:22am on December 11, 2008, Ron said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes!!!!! Glad you are here!!!!!!!!
At 8:18am on December 11, 2008, Mike Campana said…
Welcome Red!!! Nice to meet you!!! :)
 
 
 

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