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wa8yxm

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Posted: 02/17/12 06:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I do not know.. I think Banting and Best published just about 80 years ago (Would have been close)

Today however we not only have insulin but for type II's like me many other tools as well. We have simple easy to use home glucose monitors, and all sorts of improvements,

In every area save one.. Today's insulin...... For many is not as good as what Banting and Best produced.


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Type two for some time, on Lantus and Novolog.
I'm searching for an outside Endcorinologist now. Should have long ago.
There are many new things showing up these days, in the media. Perhaps they will find a cure before long.
Byetta is working for a lot of Diabetics. A friend, who is an ENT, came off Insulin after being on it for several years with Byetta.
It won't work for all of us though.
Just keep up with testing and resist the temptation of sweets etc.
Probably see you at a FMCA event of campground.
You'll do fine

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We found my Diabetes 23 years ago. I have been battleing it ever since. I get my major meds and some health care from the VA. I would like to be on the pump but VA does not cover it. For the past couple of years I have been on Lantus 1 time a day and then a sliding scale of Novolog based on carbohydrates. The funny thing about diabetes is that it affects us so differently. I don't mind taking the shots I do hate the finger pricks and having to always remember to have insulin with me.


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Hope you do well with the new regimen. Don't mean to sound prying but I am curious about your diet. You said you lost a lot of weight and excercise. Do you still consume any sugar or alcohol?


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It is impossible NOT to consume sugar, Alcohol, however is a choice. (Nearly all foods contain sugar of one form or another, naturally of course, and if you buy processed foods they add sugar, and fat, to make them taste better.. Fat by the way is the greater culprit, even for diabetics.

Many diabetics loose weight just prior to diagnosis.. In fact. it's a symptom.

The reason for this is simple. contrary to the popular belief Diabetes is not a SUGAR problem. it is an insulin problem.. I have wrote a short thesis on how insulin works but the thumbnail version is kind of like this.

Think of a power plant, Coal is trucked in to the plant by Semi. Well coal, (Like sugar) is a carbohydrate, they are first cousins. and INSULIN, is,,,, the truck. (That was simple wasn't it)

Well, the body does have a choice. instead of burning glucose it can burn fat, The burning of fat is NOT dependent on insulin. (A power plant may be fueled with piped in oil or natural gas, No semi needed) So when the cells are starving for fuel. And the Insulin delivery service is not delivering the good stuff.. They switch to the back up.. FAT. and thus you loose weight.

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I too go to the VA. I haven't seen an Endocrinologist. My Diabetes is considered brittle and difficult to control. The pump or Byetta or anything might help a lot. Fearful that it has led to congestive heart failure. Most frightening but heart is doing great now as is blood pressure under meds.
Surely there is some way to get VA to look at these things.

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My dh has type 11 also and may have to go on insulin. He has been reading a lot about the pen, seems very convenient to use. Another place to go in here is the RVing with disabilities forum, might get some good feedback there too. Best of luck to you.

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This grass roots program has had great results in our area. Ir might be worth while to look into it. On of my friends got off insulin after 15 years. It is a great program for life changing results. Just might be the best 30 days of your life. No I am not selling anything just passing on what I think is a good thing.
If you want more info give me a PM

http://www.chiphealth.com/

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I too have to very closely watch my sugar intake...

When I eat even a small amount of sugar, my pancreas kicks in and delivers so much insulin my blood sugar drops to ~50 and I can't stay awake.

I very carefully read lists of ingrediends in everything I eat.

Remember: if the word ends in "ose" it is a sugar and all sugars are treated the same way - converted (in the gut) into glucose before it is absorbed into the blood stream.

e.g.
Sucrose
Glucose
Dextrose
Maltose
Fructose
etc.
are all sugars.


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My D/W has type 2 diabetes.She takes insulin shots twice a day.She found out about it appox 1.5yrs ago.She had to give up her CDL lisc. and her job of 20yrs, which hit us pretty hard with the loss of income.But its just something we adjusted too.Diet and exerise helps but it isn't enough.We still can camp,our health is alot better than alot of folks,and were truely blessed to be where we are in life.You don't have to be overweight to have diabetes,and its nothing to be ashamed of.Good Luck and don't let it slow you down!


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