I'm always wary of that sort of stuff. People who sell the stuff will tell you of the "positive" effect and your mentioning it "helping" the pancreas to produce insulin makes it sound like the drug Glyburide. And many folks like to avoid this type of drug because of it's potential to burn out the pancreas.
Remember, most medicines are based on plants and herbals. So you need to investigate further to find out the actual effects and potential side effects. As always, your best bet is carb control and exercise.
There really shouldn't be any problems. People donate a kidney and live just fine with only one. You won't be at any more risk of diabetic nephropathy because if it is going to happen, it would have happened with 2 kidneys instead of just the only. Just keep those sugars in check.
It may take a few months for your remaining kidney to compensate for the loss of the other. Most donors take about 6 weeks off from work to recover. But things should return to normal shortly.
Wow, I really feel for you and your son. I have had DPN, but never this severe, and not until many more years of T1. I have used the DPN cocktail , but I"m not sure how helpful it is in this extreme situation. It also takes time to help. I have also heard that capsaicin (sp?) can help. I'm obviously not a doc, but this sounds very unusual for not having had diabetes that long, even with the high numbers. I hope the docs can help after the weekend. Best of luck.
It has to be a 2 pronged attack to get rid of the yeast. First off, you absolutely need to get a hold of your blood sugar levels. Your title talks about just being diagnosed. 2 books "Think Like a Pancreas" and "Using Insulin" will help you get control. Yeast love glucose to feed on and multiply. Getting control won't happen overnight, but you can get there. Carb count and work out your insulin ratios.
The other side of this is that you need to attack the yeast directly. This means some sort of anti-fungal medication. I don't know if you need an rx or you can get stuff otc (depending on where the infection is). But you will need something to get rid of it as it probably won't go away on it's own.
First off, what do you mean by "eating right"? If you are eating a lot of carbs, it can still be difficult to maintain good levels even with insulin. Do you have an insulin to carb ratio? Are you on a modern basal/bolus regime or on older style insulins like N? I would strongly suggest the books "Think Like a Pancreas" and "Using Insulin" to help you get good control of your glucose levels.
One more thing - this is a great site. There are terrific, supportive people here. But not many type 1s. For a larger group of "us" visit Diabetes Daily There are even a couple of folks (2) who between them have almost 120 years of type 1 experience. Just beware, there are a lot of folks who will push (quite hard) a very low carb lifestyle. Take diet advice with a grain of salt. You will find what works for you.
I have heard on a few places that some folks have a reaction. It's typically not to the insulin, but to the preservatives and suspension that it's in. Have her ask the doc to change her to another brand. Maybe that will help.View Thread