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Tired Of Taking Pills For Diabetes? How About A Shot Of Broccoli?

Pills, pills, pills. It seems every ailment — from headaches to high blood pressure — needs them. But, what if you could swap the medication for vegetables? An international group of researchers envision such a future for type-2 diabetics based on new results published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Their findings show how a compound found in broccoli improves diabetic outcomes to an extent that rivals the go-to drug treatment, with fewer severe side effects. “To many patients, it might be more attractive to take a broccoli shot or drink than having to take another pill,” said Anders Rosengren, at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and the study’s senior author. Diabetes afflicts more than 400 million people worldwide, four times as many people as in 1980. Part of the problem is the disease can progress unnoticed for years, even decades, until severe complications like compromised kidney function arise. “It’s why we need to be so active with this disease so we have the proper treatment at early stages,” Rosengren said. Their project wants to find an alternative for metformin, a gold-standard drug that tackles a hallmark of diabetes: run Continue reading >>

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  1. FANCYQTR

    Thank you for that information. I need to remember to take some of that and probably also iron. Maybe I can wake up then and also not wind up in a lot of pain when I go to do chores or even walk around places.
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  2. I.M.MAGIC

    FANCY QUARTER,
    Vitamin B12 deficiency can indeed cause muscle weakness. It strongly affects the neurological system, and so it can cause all kinds of other issues too, up to and including dementia if it's severe enough.
    I am under treatment for what my doctor called a "profound" B12 deficiency. I take 1000 mcg every night, and it's stabilized for now... my legs felt like they were made of jello and though it's MUCH better, I still have issues with fatigue off and on. Other medical conditions feed into that, though, so...
    Kathy
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    P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!
    Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
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  3. ANGLING4MORE

    As in most diseases, there are multiple meds to choose from. I think the advice you are receiving from everyone to talk to your doctor is sound. Perhaps there is a different med your doctor could prescribe.
    I take 1000 mg Met twice daily. I guess it was the right choice for me because I haven't experienced any of these side effects. My A1C is always under 6.0 and my doctor couldn't be happier. However, I've had similar challenges with BP meds where certain ones caused bad reactions AND didn't do the job. It's sort of trial and error to find the right meds. Each of us are so different. My husband can take Atenolol for BP and arrhythmia, but it knocks me out.
    Good luck.
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