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The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition was awarded a grant from KELOLAND TV and Avera Health to sponsor the production and airing of an informative, call-to-action PSA for the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition.

When It Comes To Diabetes, Will Marketers Break With Tradition?

When it comes to diabetes, will marketers break with tradition? When it comes to diabetes, will marketers break with tradition? The fiercely competitive diabetes drug market is in line for a dramatic overhaul, one that would place more emphasis than ever on the well-being of the consumer. As diabetes strengthens its grasp on America's health, what's needed most is messaging that targets those at risk for the complex disease and better tools for those already diagnosed. Many marketers believe diabetes patients have already started benefiting from the unprecedented volume of disease-awareness campaigns plucked straight from the clutches of pharma marketers' budgets. At the same time, others doubt pharma's ability to break from tradition. See also: Lexicon developing type 1 diabetes treatment with Sanofi Are drug manufacturers shying away from these efforts because they're worried the well of diabetes patients will dry up? Top executives have been vocal about their wish that marketers would recognize diabetes as a continually growing market. Contrary to diseases such as muscular dystrophy where virtually every patient is enrolled in a clinical trial the diabetes landscape is vast and Continue reading >>

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  1. rnr1

    Lantus, Novolog, Metformin, Januvia...questions!

    I'm so glad I found this forum. I have spent a lot of time reading and learning, since starting insulin about a month ago.
    Question: my doc stopped my glimepiride and started me on Lantus and Novolog. She continued the Januvia, and the DM Educator I went to said I should stay on it, too.
    But reading here, it sounds like Januvia is a Bad Thing. Also, I will be 65 this year and my husband will be retiring so soon we won't have our good insurance and will have to figure out what to do with Medicare and supplemental, which worries me. I'm on a lot of meds and the costs would be awful without good insurance. So, being able to cut back on some prescriptions would be good.
    Twice now, I've stopped the Januvia on my own, but then my BS really climbs...especially the FBS,which rises to the 160-175 range. While on Januvia, it was in to 110-130 range.
    I'm supposed to be on 25u Lantus, 6u Novolog at brkfst (2-3 carbs) and 7u Novolog at L&S (4 carbs.) I actually eat 3 at L&D, but now I've had to increase the Novolog to 8 before L&D or my premeal BS goes too high.
    Someone here posted that they quit Januvia and it made no difference,
    but both times I tried stopping it my BS has gone up. I've been off of it for four days now, and my FBS was 175 this morning.
    What changes would you make in the insulin? Should I increase the lantus? I know to increase in small increments, but is there a point at which its just too much? Are there people who simply cannot get off the Januvia, or can it all be managed with the insulin doses? I do know how to count my carbs very carefully, BTW.
    I'm not due back to the DM Educator until summer, and don't want to go back earlier. And anyway, the educator recommends Januvia, Victoza and Byetta--says the local endochronologists here really like them and also warn about tight BS control. I was happy when I was keeping my FBS and premeal BS around 80-100, but she said that it was dangerous (risking hypos) to keep it so tight...and said that with repeated hypos, one is at risk for early dementia. I've found research that concurs.
    She says 160-180 is fine....but after reading books by Ruhl and Bernstein (sp?) I still want better control than that. Then again, I can get down to 66-70 and not feel it, so maybe she is right. I used to feel really crummy at 80, but since starting to be MUCH more careful with carbs (since starting insulin--which was a big wake up call!) I don't sense myself going low nearly a much. I do test 7-8 times a day.
    Sorry for this long-winded post.
    Comments? Suggestions? Should I just keep upping the Lantus? Give it up and add the Januvia back? Thanks so much!!!

  2. John.in.France

    I'm sorry to say that I can't really help on dosage management but I would echo the sentiment that you've already picked up. I struggle with the logic of using a drug to force your own body to generate insulin (in an uncontrolled amount and timescale) and in addition inject insulin.
    In managing insulin I think it is hard to beat Dr Bernstein's "Law of Small Numbers" but built into that is the idea that you know exactly how much insulin you are taking. You can't achieve that with Januvia in the equation.
    I've also have to ask you to clarify what you mean by "2-3 carbs". Do you mean 2 to 3 grams of carbohydrate or 2 to 3 carbohydrate units? (of 15 grams each).

  3. rnr1

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    "I've also have to ask you to clarify what you mean by "2-3 carbs". Do you mean 2 to 3 grams of carbohydrate or 2 to 3 carbohydrate units? (of 15 grams each).
    Thanks for your reply. Sorry I wasn't clear. I'm using 12-15 grams CHO per "carb" unit. I know studies show that people tend to over/under estimate, but I've used this for years and do know the basic foods well, but also read labels carefully and look up items I don't know.
    Forgot to add that I did read "Think Like a Pancreas" and have read (and printed off for my DM notebook) the Law of Small Numbers. I love, love, love this forum, and how it has directed me to many excellent resources!
    Roxanne

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Our trained experts have spent hours researching the best Blood Test Strips available on the market. In order to save you both time and money, we’ve narrowed the field down to some of the best Blood Test Strip brands. Check out an in-depth review on TopProducts.com: Best Blood Test Strip Reviews 2017 - http://topproducts.com/reviews/best-b...  Perhaps one of the greatest struggles of diabetes patients is the need to visit their doctor so often, for something as simple as a glucose check. But with the evolving technology of today, there are other options out there, one of them being blood test strips! Knowing how important it is to have accurate and timely results, our TopProducts team has decided to research and review 5 of the best ones out there, for your convenience. If you’re looking for something portable so you can check your blood on-the-go, or a device that can share your blood info with your doctor remotely, you’ll find just the thing in our detailed reviews! In this video, you will learn about the features, pros and cons for our picks for the top Blood Test Strips. Our experts have chosen a wide range of products that can fit every budget, from top-of- the-line to budget friendly. This video includes: • Contour-Next Blood Glucose Test Strips Review • True Metrix Blood Glucose Test Strips Review • One Touch Ultra Blood Test Strips Review • iHealth Wireless Gluco Monitoring System Review • Prodigy Blood Glucose Test Strips Review At TopProducts, our goal is to help make your buying decisions quick and easy. If you found this video useful, check out our other reviews, and subscribe to our channel! Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/topproductscom/

New Diabetes Ad Campaign Cost Less Than A Test Strip!

New Diabetes Ad Campaign Cost Less Than a Test Strip! New Diabetes Ad Campaign Cost Less Than a Test Strip! Email addresses will not be shared with 3rd parties. See privacy policy We're sorry, an error occurred. We are unable to collect your feedback at this time. However, your feedback is important to us. Please try again later. Six smiling faces of fellow people with diabetes stare out from the pages of BusinessWeek, each in support of the message displayed in big white letters: "Type 1 diabetes tests us. Every day." In black letters below the collage, the second half of the message: "But JDRF has our backs." The rest of the ad is a pitch for the JDRF, mentioning how diabetes tests the patience of every PWD and our families and impacts our outlook, but how those at the 42-year-old organization are also testing themselves every day to help fund research that could prevent, treat, and possibly cure type 1 diabetes. So that someday, "we won't have to." This ad ran in Bloomberg News-owned BusinessWeek magazine's Sept. 10 issue of their North American edition and also in the Oct. 1 issue of the New York and Washington D.C. metro editions. This is JDRF's second ad campaign running in Continue reading >>

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  1. Indiana Bones

    Hi guys
    I was diagnosed with PCOS over a year ago. Since the diagnosis, I have been waiting on the public health system to see a gynaecologist. I really don't know whether I really need to see a gynaecologist now though, because since my PCOS diagnosis I've lost over 8kgs (diet and exercise) and a lot of my symptoms have subsided.
    Now when I received my diagnosis from my GP (based on symptoms of PCOS ovaries, facial hair, obesity, lack of periods, high blood pressure), he mentioned to me that when I see the gynaecologist, she/he will probably want to put me on Metformin. Now from what I've read, Metformin is used to insulin problems, is this right? I'm pretty sure that when I had my glucose testing done, I was deemed not insulin resisitive, so I'm just wondering ...
    Do GPs/Gynaecologists tend to put PCOS sufferers on Metformin? If so, why?
    Is there anyone out there not on Metformin? What are the pros and cons?
    I have googled Metformin, but I'm really not understanding why some women are prescribed it and others are not.
    TIA.

  2. misse10

    metformin helps your body get your insulin to work better. i have taken it for insulin resistant PCOS and it helped me drop a lot of weight when diet/exercise couldn't.
    i also took it when pregnant as it's shown to reduce miscarriage rates (for those with PCOS issues) and then late in pregnancy when I got gestational diabetes. I'll be going back on it once i stop breastfeeding.
    i see an endocrinologist to manage by PCOS and am very pleased i've been on it. The slow release formula is on global shortage at the moment, whcih is less liekly to give you an upset tummy/diahorrea.

  3. Paddlepop

    Your GP can prescribe metformin for you. I've been on it for about 5 years now. I'm not diabetic nor do I have PCOS or TTC.
    I have a chronic illness that means that I get episodes that resemble low blood sugar (my blood sugar is fine) and the metformin has evened these out and lessened them. Plus I have a strong family history of Type 2 diabetes so I'm kind of using it as a preventative.
    Like others have said, metformin helps your body to use your insulin more effectively. If you are taking it and become pregnant, you need to stay on it until the end of the first trimester. It helps to prevent miscarriages in those with PCOS. Going off it doing the first trimester could cause a miscarriage.
    Ask your GP to prescribe it and don't wait until you see the gyno.
    Congrats on the weight loss!

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As part of our campaign, in partnership with our National Charity Partners Diabetes UK, we're encouraging everyone to check their risk of Type 2 diabetes. In this video, we speak to colleagues, our CEO Philip Clarke and Diabetes UK's chief executive Barbara Young about why this is so important and about the work we're doing together to build healthier communities. Check your risk today at www.diabetes.org.uk/risk, at a Tesco pharmacy or any other pharmacy, or speak to your GP.

Diabetes Uk - 4 T's Campaign - Neo

Not often, but sometimes, just sometimes the best ideas are the ones you arrive at almost instantly. That was the case with this campaign for Diabetes UK. Diabetes UK is the UKs leading diabetes charity. They help people manage diabetes and fund pioneering research into care, cure and prevention. To mark World Diabetes Day 2012, they wanted a public facing campaign to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes among parents and healthcare professionals. Early diagnosis of Type 1 is crucial. It means the condition can be managed before it gets deadly undetected, Type 1 can rapidly case diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a serious and potentially fatal complication of diabetes. Type 1 is a complex condition but complexity doesnt make for a great campaign. The campaign needed to quickly and memorably communicate the key signs of Type 1 diabetes in children, namelyfeeling more tired and thirsty than usual, losing weight and, the most telling one, needing to wee a lot. Its all the Ts then? Thirsty, tired, thinner.toilet? said Emma, one of our junior creatives at the time. And that was how the 4Ts campaign was born. As is often the way, you feel you should come up with more Continue reading >>

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  1. Adee5

    Okra to help with Blood Glucose

    I've discovered and been doing a lot of research with the vegetable okra helping to maintain and even lower blood glucose. We are supposed to cut the bottoms off 2 okra "fingers," slit down the middle and let soak in room temperature water overnight. Drinking the water in the morning (30 min prior to eating/drinking) supposed to help with glucose not being absorbed. Apparently it's the fiber in the "slime" the vegetable puts into the water.
    Has anyone else heard of this or tried it? My BG is very well under control and know that I should discuss this with my doctor and not substitute this finding with my current medication.. But am very very curious..

  2. jadesocean

    A friend sent me the thing about adding it to water. I was really bad with my eating yesterday (july4th). I always have problems with my morning sugar #, so I knew they would be high. I woke up and it was 186! I had soaked the water in the fridge the night before, so I drank it and checked my numbers two hrs later. I was shocked that it went down to 130!! I have been on metformin for a month and ate perfectly before the 4th. I havent been able to get my numbers below 144. It did make me sleepy after I took it so I'm going to try drinking before bed and see if it helps my morning #

  3. Homely54

    Hello Adees5, I have not tried Okra in water but i do cook with it. You can add okra to your diet in many ways, 1 of them is in Stewed tomato and okra, For flavor first saute turkey bacon in a teaspoon or so of olive oil, add onion, garlic cook til fragrant add canned stewed tomatoes and cook til heated and flavors mixed well then add your okra and cook to your desired tenderness. You can add this stew over top brown rice or wheat penne pasta, actually any wheat pasta so long as it'll capture up the sauce with each mouthful. Delish :)

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