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I don't take supplements ... I prefer to go directly to the root excuse the pun. Here in Asia we get plenty of organically grown greens, herbs, sprouts and roots that form the primary ingredients in most of the supplements. The beef here is mostly Australian grass fed beef (as well as the dairy). As for what started it, it seems to be PTSD. I was in combat immediately before the onset of symptoms.
Hi Janina, I missed some of your comments - thought I could accept your friendship, then answer but your comment was gone. So, greens - I try to but it's hard in the winter, need to do better (I'm hoping to have a winter growing box this fall). As for supplements - I take Nopal juice from cacti which has helped my joints amazingly well. I also take cinnamon, krill oil, and chromium ploynicotinate.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANINA! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey Janina! Thanks for the add! I haven't had any luck with supplements so far. Have tried gymnema, gaba,tulsi, turmeric, capsaicin, and more I cannot think of right now. My goal is to take as much as I can, usually. Thinking a shock to the body could jump start the pancreas. Right now I am on a heavy dose of vitamin D. Will still a few cloves of garlic a few times a week. That seems to have an immediate effect on blood sugars, or at least how I digest meals.
I have taken Cr in the past, but not for very long. I heard that vanadium and black tea was used to cure mice so thinking that will be my next go if the current therapy doesn't yield any fruit.
I forgot some key other supplements like dark chocolat and dark red wine - a glass a day ( or reservatrol for non drinkers.)
Another supplement which I do not take all the time but has been claimed to be very antiseptic in bowls/intestine against pests is berberine sulphate from root extracts.
On the chocolat and dark wine , one has to guard against migraines being kicked off ( along with cheddar cheese and stress) than one needs large amnounts of caffine to abort.
Coke and Mountain Dew in Canada have had their caffiene levels stripped down but here in America, Mountain Dew and Jolt can really kick butt on the caffiene intake. One of the older drugs hidden in the drug arsenal reserved for tough migraine cases is caffergot. Take within 30 minutes of migraine start and the drug will abort the migraine.
Many best wishes in your efforts with your diabetes.
I have been from one end of swamp - 26 units of 75/25 a day, 15 units of Lantus, plus starlix plus actos and nearly rotted out and had kidneys
headed down till now last few years of:
only metformin, small amounts of humalog lispro at meals ( one to two units) and NO STARLIX and NO ACTOS plus tight diet (1200 cal) and 2 miles exercise and health
remrkedly better , eyes clear and kidneys stable and stopped heading
Well its hard to define worth/effect/value of supplements but I believe they are a good bet and I seem to be doing OK.
Supplements include the chromium, D3, fish oil, lutein, one a day vitamins, B12 to compensate liver loss of due to metformin, magnesium, chondroiten,
vitamin c and somtimes acetyl-camintine arginate ( FROM VRP and sold as
NGF Neuron Growth Factors
I don't really understand how healthcare works in Canada. Who would be paying for your supplies? Here we all have different types of insurance. I pay 20% of my pump supplies, but because my income is low Animas gives me another 30% of that 20, so it's not a lot. I didn't pay for my pump at all. But again, your thinking that "it's too much for how little insulin I take" is, imho, backwards because the less insulin you take the more you can benefit from a pump and reduce your A1C by more accurate dosing. I'm not sure if your comments about chromium were actually meant for me because I don't even know what that is. I'm a vegetarian and eat fresh unprocessed foods and don't really take any kind of supplements. But YMMV of course; I know people feel very strongly about such things that work for them which is great.
I don't know very much about the Omnipod as I had heard it just isn't as reliable as the tubed pumps and the tubing is something you get used to quickly. I'm on the Ping and there is no "minimum" amount of insulin. The cartridge holds up to 200 units but you can put as little or as much as you want into the cartridge for the 3 or 4 days you keep it, and you can transfer the insulin to a new cartridge if you don't use it up before you need to change your set. Imho the biggest plus of a pump is for people who take very low doses! With the Ping you can reduce or increase your basals by as little as .025 and can give different rates for different times of day which is what our bodies need. For your bolus and your corrections you can also do very small percentages of a unit. If your insulin use is very low it's incredibly hard to bolus exactly for food or correction when you are limited to increments of one unit or at best 1/2 unit syringes. I think it's the opposite of what you are saying, pumps are ideal for people with very low insulin use!
"Stuff"!! How's the weather at your end...hot and muggy here...was going to weed after the brief rain shower we had here yesterday....but the air was very thick....and my back still recuperating from having washed the kitchen floor 3x over on all fours (the old fashion way) the day before, when our middle grandson Riley (2) decided to spit out his juice all over the place. I would have been arrested for what I toyed doing to him! The room that our daughter was in before moving into her own place is now taken up as a storage room for Timothy and Steph (son and d-i-l). (Our son and daughter and theirs were here since mid January since the house they shared burned to the ground. No one was hurt, except for 3 pets that perished. Our daughter has moved into a new apartment, and our son has purchased a house and they are moving out of our place mid July!) The storage unit they have rented is all full!!! They're moving into their own house starting the 19th of this month! The repeat empty nest syndrome lol. It sure will feel odd to have the whole house to ourselves again! Steph (d-i-l) has a bad ear/sinus infection. She went to a walk in clinic yesterday, and was put on meds, including ear drops. Early evening, her ear was bleeding, which is not uncommon with ear infections...but I nevertheless offered to take her to ER, knowing that we'd be there for at least 6 hours...no no no...she didn't want to go. Midnight, as I'm coming out of the washroom to go to bed, she and Timothy are at the kitchen table...seems that now she feels she should take me up on that earlier offer. I said to her, "you realize that we'll be there all night 'till mid morning anyway!" She had gone to the internet, and of course got frightened by the comments and suggested diagnoses of her bleeding ear! (sigh....who listens to me!!) So I said..."call telehealth" (a telephone access here, that helps to give you a heads up about your symptoms). They basically paraphrased my comment to her..."you have been seen, you DO have an ear infection which may bleed, you are on medication for it, you do NOT have cancer nor have you suffered trauma to the head. Call your doctor in the morning if it is still bleeding" Who listens to me!!! So this morning, she called her doctor who will see her at....3pm, and the appointment was later changed to 7pm! Guess the doc doesn't share her concern!! So...life goes on in the Miller household! Sounds SO much like a soap that I should ask you to stay tuned tomorrow...same time same station! How's life at YOUR end?? hugs and best wishes....linda
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