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How Yoga Can Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, it’s likely not news that exercise should be part of your life. But that doesn’t mean you have to limit your physical activity to biking, jogging, or calisthenics. Give yoga a try, for instance. This ancient practice has been found to help lower blood pressure, improve blood glucose (sugar) levels, and more. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t use the hormone insulin properly. When insulin is not doing its job, blood sugar levels build and can cause health problems, according to the American Diabetes Association. Lifestyle changes, including regular exercise, are an important part of diabetes management. “Yoga should be part of an exercise plan that includes aerobic exercise as well as strength training," says Lisa B. Nelson, MD, director of medical education for Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, co-author of Yoga & Diabetes: Your Guide to Safe and Effective Practice, and a family medicine doctor in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. “Yoga is particularly good for stress reduction. High levels of the stress hormone cortisol can raise blood sugar levels.” “I recommend yoga primarily for stress management,” Continue reading >>

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  1. Newbie

    Where could I buy Insulin for my dog?

    Hey guys, my dog just got diagnosed with Diabetes will need lifelong insulin. Does anyone know where I could get insulin without prescription in the GTA for cheaper than the vet? I need NPH.
    I did an internet search, but wasn't able to find anything.
    I heard that shipping is expensive because it has to be refridgerated.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.
    416 623 9124, andrew.

  2. .Jessica

    NPH should be available without at prescription at any pharmacy, along with regular if you ever need it. Just ask the pharmacist for NPH. The worst that can happen is they say no but they shouldn't and you could always try another pharmacy. You can get 10ml vials but if your dog is using less than the 1000 units in the vial per month take a look at the pen cartridges. They have 300 units each. You can usually draw the insulin out with a syringe like normal. You could even ask the vet if you can simply use a pen to do the injections instead of syringes depending on the dose your dog is on and the precision needed. But with pen cartridges there's less waste if you're well under the 1000 units in the vial every month. If you're not using a lot you're saving money too. IIRC vials are around $30 each and 5 pen cartridges are about $60 so $12 each. I could be a little off but that should be close.
    NPH brand names if you need them.
    Humulin N
    Novolin GE NPH
    If you do end up using a pen make sure you have the compatible cartridges and vice versa. Good luck with everything.
    BTW I would strongly recommend NOT posting your phone number unless you absolutely have to.

  3. Cheap Cat

    I am very experienced with feline diabetes not canine diabetes, but do some research first before you say your dog will need to be on insulin for life. When my cat was diagnosed 6 years ago, that is what I was told, and apart from a few months last year and a couple of months when first diagnosed, she has been off insulin with normal sugar levels. I turned to the feline diabetes websites to learn all I needed to know to get her healthy again. Had I followed my vet's advise, she would have been dead long ago. I highly recommend checking out the sites run by owners of diabetic dogs.
    Since cats are obligate carnivores, changing their diet is obvious. It should work with a dog as well. You need to get your dog on a low carb diet. In other words, get rid of dry dog food. Feed a high protein diet. If you are injecting insulin, don't make dietary changes without home glucose testing or you could kill your dog. Home testing was the key to getting my cat's blood sugar under control because I could see how food was affecting her glucose levels. The prescription diabetic food from the vet was too high in carbs and was raising her sugar. You can learn how to test online. I would assume that it is the same for a dog as a cat. You can use a human glucometer. In Canada, Costco seems to have the best prices. You buy 100 strips for about $73 and get the glucometer free. If money is an issue, I buy mine at Walmart in the US. They have a house brand, Relion. One hundred strips cost $36. You have to buy the glucometer for about $8. Remember the US uses a different system so you will have to adjust to their numbers. Personally, I find their system easier but you can divide by 18 to get our number.
    I strongly encourage you to do your research and don't blindly follow your vet. He has a vested interest in keeping your pet ill.

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