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
I have no idea what hunger is. My stomach just growled and I didn't eat breakfast (forgot) and it's 12:20 and I don't feel hungry, like I need food.
It's so surreal, I almost want to cry. I think this is what normal people experience hunger like... not the all consuming feeling that it was pre-diagnosis and pre-insulin.
This seems to be the time of year in North America when adults, maybe it is adult males more than females (with females it may be winter time) when we as adults are often asked to pitch in to “help the kids”. By that of course they mean help the kids by coaching, leading, taking responsibility for, overnight camping etc. boys and girls in…Continue
Bacon Pot Pie with Cheddar Bay Biscuit Crust
Bacon Pot Pie Filling:
4 cups of vegetable stock
1 cup of chicken stock
2 cups of mixed vegetables (corn, peas, carrots, green beans)
4 celery stalks diced
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
As much bacon as you see fit, already cooked and broken or cut into about 1" pieces. Probably about 2 pounds.
1 tablespoon of butter
1 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of pepper
1/4 teaspoon of paprika
WARNING: This blog is rated "S" for heavy use of sarcasm and irony. This material may offend some readers. Parental discretion is strongly advised.
Here are the principal established facts about diabetes.
1. Diabetes is not the major public health issue that zealots would have us believe it is. Heart disease, kidney disease, and blindness are far more serious problems.
New York Times April 5, 2014
(Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills)
Yesterday I got a little hot under the collar when I…Continue
Added by rick phillips on April 7, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
The day I was diagnosed with T2 at age 57, I leapt to my feet in my doc's office with a resounding "NO" and scared the beejesus out of my poor PCP. She actually backed up a few steps as if she was being assaulted, which in terms of my tone, she was, poor thing.
Eight months before, during a pre-hysterectomy check-up, I was told I was "pre-diabetic" (I no longer believe there IS such a thing—one is diabetic or not) and instructed to do the damn DASH diet. Which I did with a religious…Continue
I am not a conspiracy theorist, but it is just basic logic. If a cure was to be found, then that would spell billions in lost profits to companies that manufacture diabetic supplies. So what incentive is there for a cure to be found?
For better or for worse, money makes the world go around. I am looking forward to any kind of response that would make sense as to why a cure would actually be found.
Every runner has to figure out where to hold everything… Car keys, fuel, water, ipod, money,etc…
As if I didn’t have enough stuff to stash, BAM then I get…Continue