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 My Husband just found out that he has high chlosterol, what foods should he eat?
Or what site can i go to, to find out this information? Any help you can provide me with i would apprecaite it.Thank-You....

 Am I Fat? (Because I am thinking of not eating...)?
I am 12 and 5"1 and a half and I weigh 140 pounds. Am I fat????
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Well In he past 5 days I have only eaten 3 VERY small meals and I havent been hungry..... not ...

 Are all diabetics emotional drama queens?

 Has anyone felt a tremor in sheffield area in the last 15 minutes?

 Ive just tested my blood and the readings are 26.8 what does this mean ?

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for the last 3 days ive cut out all and istill cant get it below 18 im not a diabetic but i have got an appointment at the doctors tomorrow.thanks for all the answers ...

 Just discovered I am type II diabetic..?
And was handed a glucose monitor kit with instructions
to taking a reading twice daily...
The kit which is nice, only contains enough 'test strips'
for 5 days worth of ...

 Is there any cure for the numb feeling on the foot fingers for diabets?

 How do I lower my Cholesteral without medication?
Any good foods or teas or whatever and good website suggestions are welcome :)...

 I have a 47 year old daughter?
Who is Diabetic, and is on disability for diabetes. She is grossly over weight, has had a terrible round with MRSA, a staph infection and it is still going on. And she lives with a very nice man, ...

 What should blood sugar levels be?
My Grandmother who is diabetic was told by her doctor he would like to see her sugar levels at 50. I think that is way to low. He also took her off her diebetic meds while in the hospital a couple ...

 False DWI with diabetes?
I recently got arrested fo a dwi when I wasn't even drinking. I have diabetes and read that if my blood sugar was low that I would have giving a false reading. Does anyone know if this is true ...

 How do I know if I have diabetes?
I am 13 years old, not overweight, but I am suddenly very thirsty and am getting infrequent blurry vision. I have lost a few pounds without really trying, but it was over like a month......

 My daughter has just been diainosed with diabitis?
and the enployer is asking for a doctors note she has phoned in sick for 2 days and is due to go back this weekend what happened to the self cert they want the proper docs note for 2 days off but she ...

 What can i eat that has no carbs,no sugars & no cholesterol? or, low in the above? help-i'm hungry!?
i am a newly diagnosed diabetic w/high blood pressure and high cholesterol. i seriously need some help. Seriously!...

 As anyone taken Metformin for their diabetes and what were your experiences?
My partner started the drugs and would welcome any responsible feedback

 Can diabetes be medically reversed?
Is there any medication or proceedure, that can reverse a diabetic condition back to normal....

 What's the highest and lowest bg you've ever hit without dying?
Mine was my 1st diagnosis @1150 mg/dl on the high end (went into db coma, required double insulin IV's), and on the low end, @19 mg/dl, which I brought myself up with lots of m&m's.

 Do I have diabetes?
I'm not obese, so don't ask me that, I'm an average weight for my age, 13.

I show symptoms of diabetes, I am constantly tired, and thirsty, and I seem to always be hungry, ...

 My dad has just found out he has got diabetes is there any foods or supplements that may help?

 I had a huge dinner the other night, 3 hours later I tested my blood sugar and it was 94. is that too low?
my dinner was soup, pasta , salad and pudding.
I thought after a big dinner like that, my blood sugar would be ...

Is insulin bad for you?
People with diabetes who take insulin, is it bad for them? or is the
insulin just needed to manage blood sugar? And the blood sugar (if not managed well) is the real problem.

For some people (like type 1 diabetics) with out insulin they would die. Sounds harsh to say but as a type 1 I am thankful for insulin every day of my life.


You rock!

Yeah, of course, except for the fact that I'll die without it...

It depends if they have diabetes type 1 or type 2. Type 1 diabetes is where the people cannot produce any insulin, so usually they have to inject themselves with insulin or take pills. With type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce or use insulin correctly so the blood has too much sugar in it. These people usually take pills or regular it with insulin.

With type two diabetes it can be a bad thing because if a person loses weight, controls diet and checks blood sugar, many people will not need insulin or pills to take.

Miss Beotch
no the insulin is whats making them live, without insulin the diabetic dies, thats like no oxygen for people, they have an all day insulin and insulin they take for meals, if insulin was bad for them trust me we wouldn't be taking it 7 times a day...

For a type I diabetic insulin is a life saver, literally. Without insulin the type I diabetic will die, simple as that. The Type II diabetic sometimes needs insulin too, but they can be managed with diet, exercise, oral meds and then insulin (in that order). Yes, blood sugar that is not well maintained will cause long term problems like kidney failure, infections, Increased risk of heart problems, blindness and many more complications. Oh, and by the way, if you are not a diabetic then insulin would be very bad for you!


George D
Good Luck&Good HealthGetting the Insulin to work in the manner it is suppose to work is the Secret. Insulin and no food , that makes Insulin bad for you. Food and no Insulin, that is bad for you. Insulin and food mixed and combined in the proper manner is what a Diabetic is trying to achieve
Good Luck&Good Health.

If insulin was bad why do you think diabetics take it then? It is bad NOT to take it. A type 1 diabetic MUST take insulin injection or they will die. That is just how it is. No matter what new age/holistic/ herbalist crackpot says...the human body has to have insulin to live. Not sure who told you it was "bad." If it were bad physicians would not prescribe it for diabetes. Insulin a substance in the body that is natural for all humans, if ones body does not produce it they become diabetic...and thus have to inject the insulin from an outside source in order to sustain life. I am not sure what you mean by it being "bad" for someone. That is like saying water is "bad", or blood is "bad" for you. Like those two things insulin is essential. If someone was diabetic and claims (unless they are type 2) to not need insulin to live because they do fine...well then, they are not diabetic. Diabetes wouldn't exist if lacking in insulin wasn't a deadly thing.
And yes not managing blood sugar levels is the main problem. Blood sugar levels cannot be managed without insulin,that is the purpose of insulin both natural insulin in non-diabetics and insulin injections for diabetics. That is how the blood sugar is managed.

The insulin is helping people with diabetes because their own bodies are not making any.

From what i've found out about insulin, it lowers the amount of sugar in your blood, keeping your blood sugar close to normal, it
prevents or reduces long term complication of diabetes, including damage to the blood vessels, eyes kidneys or nerve.
I've had to take insulin while i was pregnant with my second son, for my sugar level was high, and had to inject it in my stomach.
you can find out more info , just by doing a search on yahoo.

Insulin is a hormone we ALL need to live. Insulin in itself is a naturally occuring hormone that acts as a "key" to let fuel (glucose) into our cells for survival. For some reason, people often think insulin is "bad" or harmful. It is simply a hormone. And a "good" one at that, since it keeps us alive.

Type 1 diabetics need to get their insulin from outside sources, as they cannot produce their own.

Too much injected insulin does have side effects (hypoglycemia and risk of coma), and contains artificial preservatives like Cresol, but when the alternative is death, I can't really see how these can be seen as enough reason not to use it. ;) I think death is a lot worse!

For the most part, severe hypoglycemia can be avoided, anyway. Synthetic insulin (actually made with human DNA) has been proven safe, but some people prefer to use animal insulin as they feel that they have more low blood sugar episodes with the human insulin. This may be because they were used to taking large amounts of animal insulin and didn't decrease the dose when they switched over (the body creates antibodies to animal insulin which requires a higher dose).

There was some concern that Lantus increased the risk of cancer in some lab studies (anything that's an analogue in theory could since its natural structure has been "altered"), but nothing has been proven for certain in humans.

The comment about Type 2 was bang on. If a Type 2 is still sufficiently making their own insulin, adding more insulin to the mix can actually increase their insulin resistance and weight gain, feeding the cycle. This would be bad. It's best if you can treat Type 2 diabetes early on with lifestyle interventions first. These people usually have the best outcome. However, some Type 2's need insulin to gain proper control, usually late in their disease.

It is the HIGH BLOOD SUGAR levels that cause damage (among other factors), not the insulin itself.

Sometimes it looks the other way around when an uncontrolled Type 2 diabetic finally begins using insulin. Their disease and complications has progressed so far that by the time they start insulin, they are in "rough shape" and often go downhill from there. The key is to catch it early. I should point out though that a Type 2 should not be scared to use insulin if they really cannot get proper control despite proper diet, exericse, and meds. Then they *should* use it to prevent complications.

A normal person produces their own insulin. It's a chemical that breaks down the sugars in the blood so they can be absorbed and used as energy, or flushed out of the system.
Generally (This isn't always the case) a person with type 1 diabetes takes manufactured insulin to replace the insulin their body would produce if it had been "normal".
People with type 2 diabetes generally have a resistance to their own insulin, so it doesn't work as well. The body could produce it, but it doesn't recognize it.. or it doesn't produce enough.
The pills and such that a person with type 2 takes either A. pushes their body to make more of its natural insulin, or B. Makes the body use the natural insulin.
A person with type 2 diabetes can eventually either stop making their own insulin at all, or have no response to their own, so the manufactured insulin is needed.

There can be problems with taking too much insulin. If you take too much, or make too much, it will remove too much sugar out of your system. A certain level of sugar is IMPORTANT, because the sugar (glucose) is what the body burns for energy. If you have no sugar, you're starving your body to death. Even if you don't die from it, you can still suffer brain damage.
On the other hand, having too much sugars will cause your body to attempt to flush it out, taking water from everywhere in your body, including your eyes, and eventually your brain. It can also be highly "corrosive" and cause nerve and tissue damage.

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