I feel that this study would definitely help those who are newly diagnosed who feel that they need a pill to "fix everything". I come in contact with those types of people every day. You mention lifestyle changes and they balk, saying that its too hard and that they would rather just pop a pill. Metformin may be a happy medium getting the person stabilized while trying to influence small changes to start.
That, and I'm also biased. Too many people around me who are newly diagnosed are doing nothing to help themselves, expecting a magic pill to solve everything. One woman I work with was going on about how she would be the "model diabetic" and even asked me for advise. I gave her some tips (and Dr. Dansinger's blog). 2 days later we had an office party and she ended up having cake, ice cream, cheese cake, and the icing I scraped off my small piece of cake. I could do nothing but sit and gape. Still, I would rather her start on the metformin and hope that one day soon she'll get the picture, rather than nothing at all.View Thread
I wouldnt say I chose my surgeon because he was arrogant. More like it was a side effect of his awsome success rate, and he let it get to his head. Thats why as soon as I'm out of being "post-op" I'll probably never see him again. His staff, however, bent over backwards to make sure I had everything I needed.View Thread
I am slowly still trying to learn...I got a huffy cruiser. Its an old 70's style bike with higher set handle bars (that way I dont have to lean over so much).
I've lost about 90ish pounds since I started, and about 70 since 2 weeks before surgery (I had to be on a 500 calorie/day diet 2 weeks prior to help shrink my liver, and I ended up losing about 15 lb in those 2 weeks). I chose the sleeve procedure because it has slower weight loss than the full bypass, plus less absorption issues which I already had some struggles with.
The best advice I can give is going to semminars given by the surgeons. They go over all the procedures, their own success rates, and also usually have their own patients come in and share their stories. The surgeon I chose was very arrogant, but also had the best success rate .View Thread
I've had weight loss surgery...it will be 1 year ago in september. I am a type 1 diabetic, so it wasnt to reverse diabetes but it did make it easier to manage. I went from 150 units of humalog a day to around 70.View Thread
Right now there is an alert for 2 different insulin pump products.
1. Roche Insulin Delivery Systems announced a recall of the ACCU-CHEK FlexLink Plus infusion set, because of the potential for under delivery of insulin due to a kinked/bend cannula when inserting the ACCU-CHEK FlexLink Plus infusion set. If this remains unnoticed, this can result in under delivery leading to elevation of blood glucose levels. (one would think that you would know if your sugar was high 2 consecutive times you would change out the set. You are supposed to do that anyway.)
2. Animas Corporation has announced that some of the 2 mL insulin cartridges shipped between November 30, 2010 and January 4, 2011 can leak insulin, resulting in the delivery of less insulin than intended. (see their website for lot numbers, etc.)View Thread
I think treadmill was under conditioning. I found it by putting in "conditioning, treadmill" then it gives me the options of very light to very heavy exercise. I did the same thing for elliptical and stationary bike.View Thread
I dont believe in any, but I still cant believe the amount of people who think that because you have diabetes you cant have any sugar at all. Its like they think it's an allergy and if you eat any you could die.
I think Stevia is too new for the FDA to approve, and also that it causes low sperm count in rats (or so Ive heard somewhere...)View Thread