This story is originally published at EmaxHealth and written by Kathleen Blanchard.
The FDA has announced approval of the type 2 diabetes drug Tanzeum that can helps millions of people with the disease. The injection is a once a week treatment manufactured by the drug company GlaxoSmithKline,…Continue
Added by nc929 on April 15, 2014 at 7:33pm — No Comments
What I have learned (Blog number 199 of 200)
Last year about this time, I was contemplating what could I do that was big, might be meaningful and could be useful? I decided to write 200 Blogs in one calendar year and place them on the TUDiabetes site. So on April 29, 2013 I posted a blog titled “Introducing Rick”. Its first line went like this
“I doubt anyone will want to read this or any other post I put here. I mean…
The results of two reviews of the effect of chromium supplements in people with type 2 diabetes have provided strikingly different results. Since this mineral has been viewed as a natural treatment option for diabetes for many years, it’s time to take stock of the conflicting information.
Chromium is a mineral that has been shown to boost the activity of insulin, according to the National…Continue
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Hi. I have been reading with interest your blogs about being allergic to insulin. I am a type 1 diabetic...diagnosed at 35. I have been on a pump (most recently MiniMed REvel) for close to 10 years. I first started having problems with the CGM...getting irritation and the occasional boil at the insertion site. My endo would relentlessly urge me to use the CGM so that I could better control my overnight GB's. I told him that I would often get irritation at the site and that I was not willing…Continue
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I am, I think, the luckiest man on the planet. I am married to a woman whom I love and have loved for some 33 years now. I treasure the opportunity to be by her side every day. And almost every day we share the life, the love and the affection of the most wonderful child I have ever known, my beloved little Lily, my granddaughter, my tiny love.
This small, kind, gentle little soul brings light and laughter, confusion and chaos and endless delight into our lives. Last night I sat with…Continue
happy & healthy pesach & easter or whatever holiday you celebrate to all
I received this email from his mother.
“This is my pride and joy Austin, We live in Northern CA and he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on Dec 4, 2012
at 6 yrs old (8 now). This boy has become my hero! When the doctors first told us he was diabetic
and explaining things that had to be…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on April 13, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments
Well, one week into the diet my allergist asked me to follow (no wheat, milk, eggs, peanuts) and I am feeling great! The first few days were really hard because I couldn't find anything - I hardly ate on Friday and that made my stomach hurt really badly on Saturday through till Monday! Not sure I'll do that again ...
Anyway, since starting this a week ago I've noticed a few interesting things:
1. I am WAY less itchy. I used to have an itchy back, arms, and scalp on an almost…Continue
Vibration therapy has been proposed and used for a number of health conditions ranging from weight loss to bone mending, and now there may be yet another benefit. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that use of low-level vibration may prove to be helpful in management of wounds, such as foot ulcers, in people with type 2 diabetes.
About 15 percent of people with type 2 diabetes eventually experience foot ulcers, according to the…Continue
Added by nc929 on April 12, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments
It's almost a cliche to say that the most annoying response people make to learning your child has Type 1 diabetes is to say, "Is that the bad kind?" To everyone in the know, that level of ignorance is bothersome on many levels, which we can summarize via the various responses that pop into my head (and sometimes out my mouth, depending on how annoying the questioner seems):
• "Well, there IS no 'good' kind of diabetes."
• "If you mean, does he need to take insulin for the rest…
I PURCHASED MY DUO 1 1/2 YEARS AGO...I WAS DELIGHTED WITH THE CONTROL THAT I IMMEDIATELY ATTAINED FROM PUMPING AND CGM MONITORING. HOWEVER,I HAVE DECIDED THAT MY NEXT SYSTEM WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE THIS ONE. PLEASE LET ME EXPLAIN WHY.
BUT FIRST LET ME SAY, I AM STILL HAPPY WITH MY RESULTS AND MY A1c REMAINS AROUND 6.
Affter 18 months I would like to leave my opinion for those considering the One Touch Ping and the Dexcom G4 ! Don't Do it if any of the scenarios below are…Continue
Added by Diane McDowell on April 11, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
For the first time in thirty six years diabetes was not the first thing on my mind - here's why.
I remember the date and time as if it were yesterday. It was May 17, 2013 at approximately 9:15 a.m. I was working out with my personal trainer. The exercise was new. After two repetitions I knew something wasn’t right. That was the day my lower back went out of whack! From that day on my body went through a domino effect -- I experienced pain like never before. My blood sugars were out of…Continue
Well the diet monster had me last year. My target was 20 Kilos (44 Ilbs) I managed 16 Kilos (36 Ilbs)
Following monthly visits to my community nurse (Nice Guy!) He confirmed I had lost another 16 Kilos(36 ILBS)! So in total I have reduced by: 32 Kilos or (72 ILBS) HOOOOORAY! I can dance with Emily Coles now! I'm Silth like! I WISH!
I have not had a very eventful but a sort of interesting day for various reasons. Some are detailed below:
1. I got up feeling awful, I know it is all about the Rheumatoid Arthritis I have a bit of flare going on and wow when that happens I just feel awful first thing in the morning. So did what all Americans should be able to do when they feel that rotten I went back to bed. I know not a monumental…Continue
Hey, My name is Kyle Cochran. I have been Type 1 since I was 5 and I'm now 25. I compete on NBC's American Ninja Warrior. I'm the only diabetic on the show. My main motivation for competing is to hopefully inspire diabetics and others to never let their obstacles stop them from doing what they love. Metaphorically, I want people to be challenged to overcome their obstacles as they watch me overcome mine. I believe that diabetes is not a curse to hold us down, but an opportunity to shine…Continue