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Online Diabetes Course

Started Sep 11 0 Replies

For those who aren't aware of this resource. http://www.coursera.org offers a wide variety of online courses from some of the world's best universities and…Continue

Giving diabetes a good run for the money

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Dec 22, 2013. 8 Replies

I had a good day today at the diabetes center at St. Paul's hospital here in Vancouver, doing my annual checkup and meet with the dietician, nurse and endocrinologist. When I chose the title for this…Continue

Study indicates statins could increase risk of diabetes

Started May 28, 2013 0 Replies

A recent Canadian study indicates that statins - in particular more powerful ones like Lipitor - could increase the risk of developing type II diabetes. See the attached article for more information…Continue

High dosage of statins may add to risk of kidney failure

Started Mar 21, 2013 0 Replies

In addition to all the other risk factors for kidney failure that diabetics need to be aware of, this article indicates a new one has been added.Continue

 

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Vancouversailor replied to Stuart's discussion 'Yes or No: cured in your lifetime?'
"I don't believe in the conspiracy theory which says that the money companies are making by helping people manage diabetes is preventing a cure from being found. The reason for my belief is the fact that there are thousands of researchers and…"
Oct 11
Vancouversailor replied to Rob Roy's discussion 'South American Food'
"From my travels in Chile, Brazil and Argentina I found that the local food there was generally a lot healthier, less processed and fresher, than anything you'll find at South American related fast food joints in North America."
Sep 15
Vancouversailor replied to artwoman's discussion 'Ads for Diabetes products and meds'
"Is it a myth that insulin causes weightgain in many people? I thought that the way insulin works is to reduce blood glucose levels by converting excess sugars so they can be stored in fat cells - hence contributing to weightgain."
Sep 15
Vancouversailor posted a discussion

Online Diabetes Course

For those who aren't aware of this resource. http://www.coursera.org offers a wide variety of online courses from some of the world's best universities and colleges. The courses are completely free though usually there is an optional charge of $35 to get a verified certificate upon completion. In the free package you still get a regular certificate provided you complete all the quizzes and assignments. The workload is reasonable, around five or six hours a…See More
Sep 11
Vancouversailor replied to Stuart's discussion 'Yes or No: cured in your lifetime?'
"I don't believe I remember ever hearing of any big pharmaceutical company finding a cure for anything. They are in the business of managing, not curing. However, there are plenty of independent researchers at Universities, Colleges and private…"
May 6
Vancouversailor replied to Meghan's discussion 'Moving to Canada...??' in the group Canada Diabetes
Jan 21
Vancouversailor replied to Meghan's discussion 'Moving to Canada...??' in the group Canada Diabetes
Jan 21
Vancouversailor replied to Meghan's discussion 'Moving to Canada...??' in the group Canada Diabetes
Jan 21
Vancouversailor replied to Meghan's discussion 'Moving to Canada...??' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Not to be alarmist but like most countries Canada has a screening process for new immigrants - a process aimed at getting as many people who will contribute productively for years to come and as few as possible who will be a burden on society in…"
Jan 19
Vancouversailor replied to Meghan's discussion 'Moving to Canada...??' in the group Canada Diabetes
Jan 19
Vancouversailor replied to Meghan's discussion 'Moving to Canada...??' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Meghan, As a general rule the whole of Canada has universal health care, which means that everyone who is legally living in the country has access to required medical services and supplies. However, we have ten provinces and one territory, and rules…"
Jan 16
Brian (bsc) replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Giving diabetes a good run for the money'
"Congrats on your ongoing success! Do you really eat no veggies other than squash? I don't know if I could do that."
Dec 22, 2013
nel replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Giving diabetes a good run for the money'
"Hi Vancouversailor ...fantastic you are doing well, including your annual eye exam ...congrats !! Have you considered becoming a Team Diabetes member and share your success story while you partake in local and international runs, walks, hikes, bike…"
Dec 22, 2013
Vancouversailor replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Giving diabetes a good run for the money'
"I got another piece of good news this week when I had my annual eye exam. The Opthimologist (?) reported no damage to the retina or optical nerve and no signs of glaucoma even after living with diabetes type II for 15 years. I would strongly…"
Dec 21, 2013
Vancouversailor replied to Jem's discussion 'Metformin and Victoza as a first line?'
"I am rather surprised that a doctor would prescribe a high dosage of Metformin (1000 mg) plus Victoza which is normally injected, as the first line of defense for someone newly diagnosed with type II diabetes. But then I'm from an old school…"
Dec 21, 2013
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Dec 2, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Information sharing
Date diagnosed
March 20, 1998
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.1
Type of treatment/devices you use
Diet and Exercise
Tell us more about you (optional)
My diabetes was not the conventional type, I have a genetic disorder hemachromatosis and because it was diagnosed at a late stage damage to internal organs (rust) had occurred. So I have diabetes, and had a cardiac arrest a couple of years ago and died but woke up in in a hospital bathtub full of ice so I guess I'm stubborn. I'm married and have an adult daughter
who has not inherited my problems
. Though I was diagnosed with diabetes 12 years ago I'm still ok with diet and exercice. I do walk three hours a day and stick to a low gi diet.
Shows we are not all the same I guess.

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At 2:02pm on December 22, 2012, nel said…

Hi Vancouversailor , are you referring to my comment ??? ( looking back I probably should have started a discussion about the topic on AirMiles etc as some have responded ) ...I don't think it is the case , that people " expect " AirMiles on the part Pharmacare covers, the contrary ...it's the part , that is paid out of own pocket and parts covered by private plans ...no small dollar figure, believe me

At 3:38am on September 16, 2012, Vancouversailor said…

Thanks for the greetings and welcoming messages.

At 4:43pm on September 14, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 3:11pm on September 14, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Vancouversailor...fellow Canadian!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 9:55am on September 14, 2012, nel said…

Welcome to TuD Vancouversailor from this gal in the Shuswap , another nice place to use your sailboat ? :) I so agree with you ...we are not all the same ...be well

At 7:43am on September 14, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway we can help just ask us! Come join us on our live chat on the bottom of our homepage. Here's a link to help u on ur way http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes.

At 6:18am on September 14, 2012, Marie B said…

hi thjere and welcome to TuDiabetes! we did have someone here a while back with hemachromatosis, here
http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/hemochromatosis-1

feel free to start a new discussion about it. let me know if you have any questions about our community, and join us in the chat room on the home page anytime.

At 5:38am on September 14, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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