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blood pressure and swollen face hands and feet

Started this discussion. Last reply by lh378 on Saturday. 14 Replies

Hi all to early to ask for medical help here, so thought I would ask here, my fav blood pressure this morning is 115/81 again 118/89 and last one 116/86 my face is swollen, hands and feet.…Continue

Tags: swelling, kidneys, swollen, edema

victoza repeated

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher on Monday. 17 Replies

Hi all, I know this topic has been done but do not see anythng recent.I am a type 1 and was told about Victoza and may help me as I have become a bit insulin resistance.anyone on it now, is there…Continue

Tags: type1, victoza

Prolotherapy for nerve pain

Started May 21 0 Replies

Hi all have any of you had prolotherapy treatments for nerve pain? I have had acupunture now they want to try this. Lyrica and aaaaaall the other pills don't seem to work.


Started this discussion. Last reply by Terrie Apr 22. 5 Replies

Has anyone been given this medicine? I am a bit nervous to using it as it is a 1 pill for 24 hours and I do not need it every day as I have way to many pain pills as it is for my neuropathy.

Tags: neuropathy, pain, tramadol


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Christopher replied to dishers's discussion 'victoza repeated'
"There is another option as well that I used quite successfully. It's also an injectable called Amylin, which is approved for both T1's and T2's. Insulin is actually not responsible for the cravings, but rather a deficiency in Amylin,…"
Julie replied to dishers's discussion 'victoza repeated'
"Thank you Carolyn... I will check into it! How are you doing on the Victoza?"
Julie replied to dishers's discussion 'victoza repeated'
"That's exactly what I was thinking too! In her case the benefits are outweighing the risks at this point! It is so nice to read about other type 1's using this drug. It was also helpful to hear that other people are experiencing cravings…"
Carolyn replied to dishers's discussion 'victoza repeated'
"Hi Julie....I live near the American border and I cross the border to take part in a Victoza study in Type 1s. McMaster Diabetes clinic has some trials starting up too for Victoza. This may be a way to get your foot in the door and at least give it…"
Christopher replied to dishers's discussion 'victoza repeated'
"Hi Julie: It's great to hear you making such good progress. As with almost any drug, you need to weigh the benefits vs. the risks. Statistically speaking, I think the jury is still out regarding Byetta and Victoza's risks with respect to…"
Julie replied to dishers's discussion 'victoza repeated'
"I will check this out! Thanks!"
Julie replied to dishers's discussion 'victoza repeated'
"Christopher I just read your post about using Victoza and Byetta. My daughter has been a type 1 diabetic for 12 years. When she was younger she was in great control mostly because I was in charge!:) As she became a teenager, I noticed she would just…"
Marie B replied to dishers's discussion 'victoza repeated'
"We also have a Group here for Victoza"
Christopher replied to dishers's discussion 'victoza repeated'
"I'm T1 LADA and have used Victoza and Byetta quite successfully for all the reasons Brian mentions. In my case it even seemed to revive some of my waning beta cell activity. Here's an interesting link about ongoing trials and benefits for…"
dishers replied to dishers's discussion 'victoza repeated'
"HI Julie, sorry can't help with that, my doctor outright refuses and says it is not a medication for type 1 and I will probably not find any doctor that will prescribe it to me. (I am in Canada)."
Julie replied to dishers's discussion 'victoza repeated'
"Hi... I just saw your post about Victoza. I am new to this forum but I joined looking for other type 1 diabetics using Victoza. My 16 year old daughter has type 1 diabetes and has been on an insulin pump for 11 years. Her Dr. just started her on…"
lh378 replied to dishers's discussion 'blood pressure and swollen face hands and feet'
"Brian, wow....I just checked online and found this "Insulin edema is seen more often in younger individuals and occurs due to rapid decrease in plasma glucose level after intense insulin therapy"…"

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