"Flatbush is almost exclusively African American, but there are other variants. The general KPD numbers I saw were 50% African American, 35% Hispanic, 15% Caucasian. Some countries like Japan have particularly high rates. I am not saying it…"
"Yeah, it's uncommon but not unheard of. There are a few variants of Type 2 (for lack of a better classification) that have periodic complete beta cell failure but what happens is rather than dying the beta cells simply shut down. Consequently…"
"You are correct it cannot give you the information on a single test. A lot of T2 only test once a day or less and look at the state they end up in.
A T2 has options when they are high; they can exercise (a walk can do wonders), or they can adjust…"
"I manage risk for a living and am also a Lantus user so when this came out I looked through the results to see if this was a risk I needed to avoid. Lets just say I wouldn't be stopping Lantus any time soon. Of the four studies the German…"
"I'll settle for a temporary measure if it means I can get off insulin and back to a normal life! You are right, on it's own it isn't a cure but it would convert Type 1 to something you could medicate for rather than the current BG…"
"I had all the symptoms which I had been studiously ignoring on the principle that if I didn't look it would go away. Well it didn't and I got to a blood sugar of 558, HbA1c of 15.2, and enough ketones to fell an ox before getting…"
"I wouldn't worry to much about brain damage. The most likely way to get brain damage would be as an injury from the seizure rather than the seizure itself. The brain is still getting oxygen as long as your heart is beating and it's oxygen…"
"I think Dex4 is called Glucotabs in the UK and I'm not wild about the taste. The Dextro Energy orange flavour I could eat all day but you cannot get those in the US. Over here I prefer the Duane Reade own brand tablets with RP stamped on them -…"
"The conversion factor is 18. Divide the US number to get the UK number, multiply the UK number to get the US number. Or, depending on how often you get back to the UK and how friendly your GP is, stock up with stripes for your UK meter while you are…"
"That sounds like a TENS unit. They are used to treat pain although the effectiveness varies quite widely from person to person. Neuropathic pain treatment is one of it's uses. There is close relation, the EMS unit, which works the same way but…"
"I think like a lot of medical matters it's a bit of a lottery and depends on the character of the consultant in charge. The endo in Shrewsbury (where I was) seems pretty dynamic and has developed a whole centre there and a support structure in…"
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