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 How can I help someone that doesn't want to be helped?
recently began work as a wellness practitioner, my knowledge gives me a way of keeping people healthy without drugs of surgery. I treated a person today and she brought up the subject of her daughter ...

 I need help with my type-one diabetes?
I've had type one diabetes for over ten years. I'm seventeen years old. I can't seem to lose ANY weight. I've been trying for two years and no progress. I've changed my diet, ...

 Has anyone any tips for sweet things that a diabetic can eat?
Ive just been diagnosed and I love sweets and biscuts but they are off the menu now. what can i eat as a diabetic- what is safe?
products fromm uk or rieland not american products please!...

 if you have diabetes what body system gets effected?
if u have diabetes what body system like the digesteve sytem wich one does it effect?...

 I manage my fasting blood sugar level below125 mg by exercise & diet. Do I need medication?
I hate going to a Doctor. I am a prediabetic but I manage to keep things under control. At times the FBS level climbs to 140 but again with will I bring it back to 125. Do I need to do what I hate ...

 it may sound silly but does the heat affect people with diabetes more than people that don't have it?
its my first warm summer with it feel really tired and sweaty....

 Thirst = symptom of diabetes, I'm supposedly "dehydrated" how much water should be a sufficient amount ?
I guess my bowels were black... :$ I thought that maybe it was cuz of the peanuts I ate. I rarely eat them & all of a sudden, black. So I drank water. Seems that all of a sudden I've become ...

 blood sugar is 400 how to bring it down?

 Diabetes? (doctors only)?
My daughter (14 years old) has been ill the last couple of days, she has been extremely thirsty - so drinking up to 20-30 glasses of water a day, lost weight, is aching, headaches, fainting, ...

 i wanted to know if im Diabetic, im not sure?
im a 14 year old girl.
and i have been peeing ALOT. like i always have to pee.
and im Always thirsty.
and i used to not eat alot. but now im allways hungry.
and i get headaches ...

 what should i do if im low and really dont feel like eatting any food?
when my blood sugar geyts low i really dont like to eat and i dont have a lot of energy to make myself so wat should i ...

 Just tested my blood sugar and..?
...it was 86, is that good?
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Is it too low?...

 Can I have a word of encouragement?
Gina’s sick. Brought her down from large to moderate ketones last night... twice. As soon as I do she starts puking again.... arrgh. Her blood sugars, although they’re kind of ping-pongy, are ...

 what will happen if someone that doesn't need insulin takes a lot of it?

 I'm diabetic and blood sugar is 75, what to do.?
I haven't eaten today. I know that is bad. I don't feel good and have been sleeping. I am diabetic. I woke up and feel pretty bad. Checked my sugar it is 75. I ate some honey and a ...

 What foods can get your blood suger back up?
Well I have low blood sugar (diagnosed) when I was in 3rd grade anyways I think my blood Sugar goes down because of more stress than what I eat anyways I have track practices after school until 5:00 ...

 Type 1 diabetes is NOT...?
Type 1 diabetes is NOT

A. treated with insulin injections.
B. preventable.
C. treated with diet and exercise.
D. monitored with daily blood glucose tests.

Which ...

 Can drinks like Coke be used as a substitute for water?

 will stem cell research permanently cure high blood pressure, diabetes & high clolesterol?
will stem cell research cure high blood pressure, diabetes, & high clolesterol for good?...

 metformin. should one stop taking metformin all at once or rather decrease the dosage gradually?

Warren J
What happens when a diabetic stop taking insulin?
I have been diabetic for almost 15 years. Presently I do not have insurance and can not afford the two types of insulin that I require. What will happen as I have not had any insulin in about two months. Are there alternatives to taking insulin - like nature cures, teas, etc.

Doctor Happy
Your blood sugar will go up. Depending on how bad your diabetes is that could lead to some serious health problems.

I find that chromium helps me a LOT! There are several other herbs, fruits, and minerals, too. Like cinnamon, vanadium, and sylvestre gen...

If you are a type 1 and you didn't get any insulin at all, you'd be dead in a week, let alone two months.

If you're a type 2, then you are a complete idiot.
You will die.

If there was any 'nature' cures, don't you think people would prefer them to injections?

There are ALWAYS options. Phone round the companies, charities, churches etc.

Otherwise, you will die.

If you have Type 1 diabetes, you definitely need health insurance! I don't care what anyone else says, or what you say---everyone needs health insurance! I have Type 1 diabetes and have great health insurance. Some say it's too expensive but consider the alternative. You may have to pay a monthly premium (whatever it may be), but consider this...what if your hospital stay is $50,000 and you don't have insurance? You have to pay $50,000! If you have insurance, you have to pay your premium, meet your deductible (mine is like $400) and then the insurance starts paying from there. What would you rather have...$400 or $50,000? Also...you NEED TO BE ON INSULIN. It's vital to a Type 1 diabetic as your pancreas doesn't work. Thus, if there's no insulin with a dead pancreas, you are in for it. You will have extremely high blood glucose levels, extremely high hemoglobin A1C levels, the possibility of going blind, losing limbs, liver damage, kidney damage, etc. are too high.

So to sum this all up, you need insurance. If you think it's expensive now, wait until you lose a limb, your eyesight, are hospitalized, or DEAD. Please get insurance!

Call your doctor and tell them. I have gone without insurance for months at a time, and my doctor was able to supply me with insulin that they get as samples and if he didn't have any, he told me who I could contact to get it.

its impossible that your still alive if your type 1. if I miss just 1 or 2 injections I start to go downhill very rapidly. surely wherever you live you should get your medication as it is life threatening if you dont. get to the hospital asap.

Lynn Bodoni
Insulin IS the alternative treatment for diabetes. Used to be, people died shortly after being diagnosed. You're going to die shortly too, if you don't start taking your insulin.

Go to a clinic, go on Medicare/Medicaid, do whatever it takes to get your insulin.

By not taking any insulin then you are walking around with uncontrolled blood sugar levels so you are increasing your chances of developing one or all of the following
damage to the eyes leading to blindness
damage to nerve cells leading to extreme pain
damage to liver, kidneys, heart and brain
Damage to blood vessels and poor circulation which can cause small cuts not to heal/blisters or ulcers to develop problems with legs requiring amputation
If your sugars go to high you will go into a coma and possibly die
NO there are not any alternatives to insulin, either find a way to get it or find out if there is a cheaper alternative insulin you can use or maybe a scheme to help you get the medication you need is available just get some insulin soon

your actually saying you havnt had insulin in two months!
i suppose if you keep your blood sugars down......
by exercise and alcohol. yeah, alternatively you can keep testing your blood sugars allllll day, say 5 times a day. every time its high do exercise, or have a drink of red wine, i hear thats the best type of alcohol for diabetes, and nobody can deny that because its been confirmed by both my diabetic nurse and my doctor.

You need to get some insulin into your body soon. Otherwise you will start getting very, very ill and you wont be able to carry out everyday tasks. Im surprised you not in such a bad way already that your begging for insulin!
Surely a doctor/nurse can help you out of your situation.
So go find them quick!

There is no alternative for insulin. Without insulin your blood sugars will sky rocket and you will become very dehydrated which can lead to coma and death. You must be a type 2 if you are still alive to post this question I know I'd be dead long before 2 months with no insulin. Reach out to your doctors and the medical community and see if help is available to get that insulin. Best of Luck.

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