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Innovators From 17 Countries Vie For $250,000 In Cash And In-kind Support To Advance Diabetes Care In The 2018 Diabetes Innovation Challenge

Innovators From 17 Countries Vie for $250,000 in Cash and In-Kind Support to Advance Diabetes Care in the 2018 Diabetes Innovation Challenge Submissions include research to develop new insulin delivery technologies, therapeutics, diagnostics, and digital app-based tools to improve outcomes BOSTON, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- T1D Exchange , a nonprofit research and collaboration organization dedicated to accelerating novel treatments to improve the care of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), today announced that 60 academic researchers and early stage companies from around the world have submitted entries for the 2018 Diabetes Innovation Challenge. Launched in 2016, the Diabetes Innovation Challenge is a world-wide competition to identify, nurture and fast-track innovative scientific and clinical solutions for diabetes. The 2018 Diabetes Innovation Challenge is presented by T1D Exchange with the generous support of lead sponsors The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and JDRF, along with the American Diabetes Association and Eli Lilly and Company. We are excited to see this level of interest, not only from the United States, but from 16 other countries fro Continue reading >>

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  1. KonaLuv

    I have been on Metformin for PCOS for about 5 or 6 years now. Recently, I have notice it has stopped working. I'm gaining weight, I'm breaking out again, I have more skin tags, and my cycles are very irregular (again). I had this problem a few years back, and I cut my dosage in half, then went back to the full dosage a couple weeks later and everything went back to "normal". It's been a couple months since the metformin has stopped working, but I have only weighed myself recently. I've gained 35 pounds since the beginning of the year! ah! I know I should have addressed this problem sooner. I talked to my doctor and she basically just gave me the ok to reduce the meds.
    Has this happened to anyone before? What should I do? Should I do the same thing I did last time? If so, how much of the metfromin should I cut and for how long? I'm currently taking 1,000 mg twice a day.
    Also, I started a diet and exercise regimen about 6 months ago and I have been VERY good about keeping up with it, so I know the weight gain isn't due to eating tones of sweets or not exercising enough.
    Please help! My weight is totally out of control!

  2. yvttalxndr

    to get the full effect of metformin my doctor told me to up my pills to 500 x 4 a day and my periods came back so i believe this will work for you too 1000 mg is just gon keep your insulin in check but thats about it

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A New Way For Diabetes Care Creating Health With More Freedom, Better Outcomes And Greater Value

Aetnas Health Section was established in 2014 to create in-depth news, analysis and perspectives on the changing health care landscape. The Health Section provides a deeper look at Aetnas efforts to transform the health care system, and our approach to building healthier communities, a healthier nation and a healthier world. Aetnas Health Section was established in 2014 to create in-depth news, analysis and perspectives on the changing health care landscape. The Health Section provides a deeper look at Aetnas efforts to transform the health care system, and our approach to building healthier communities, a healthier nation and a healthier world. A new way for diabetes care Creating health with more freedom, better outcomes and greater value A new way for diabetes care Creating health with more freedom, better outcomes and greater value Managing type 2 diabetes can be difficult. But the right planning, care and tools can make a big difference. Thats why Aetna is working with local doctors, nurses and other providers to transform health care. Click the graphic below and scroll to learn how Aetna is helping members receive the right care at the right time in the right place. Click th Continue reading >>

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  1. Whiskysbro

    Someone I know has diabetes and they have a fair amount of Whisky each night, I don't think this is any good for them buy just wanted your opinions?

  2. nytquill17

    Well it may not be good for them for all the reasons it's not good for a non-diabetic person. As to whether it's bad specifically because he's diabetic, diabetes can make a person more likely to get fatty liver (cirrhosis), as does excess drinking, so in that sense you get a double whammy long-term. But aside from that, it's going to depend on what that whisky does to his blood sugars (which he may or may not know).
    Different people find different effects and for different forms of alcohol. Some people find certain forms of alcohol lower the blood sugar which can actually be useful, but other forms raise it. Which forms do what is going to be very different from person to person, so there is no one "drink this, not that" rule that you can go by. It's down to each person to test their blood sugar at home before during and after consuming alcohol to understand what's going on. Sadly the state of things is that many people are actually discouraged from testing by their doctors and nurses and not given access to enough testing supplies to do a proper job of it.
    Another potential problem of drinking large amounts of alcohol is that if one were then to have a dangerously low blood sugar, one might be too far gone to feel it happening or be able to help oneself (for example if you've passed out from drinking). Another problem can be that if you do pass out from diabetes-related issues (rare, but it can happen) and you've been drinking, the people around you might assume you're sleeping off the alcohol and not think to check on you or call an ambulance.
    But alcohol overall is not forbidden to diabetics, it's just that it requires a bit of know-how to deal with, and many doctors and advisers prefer rather than to try and explain it all to simply say "no drinking" which isn't really the truth of it.

  3. Pattidevans

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    Of course it's not good for them for all the reasons Nytquill has said, but I am wondering if this person is actually in denial? If he/she isn't testing (and many Doctors positively discourage testing - for all the wrong reasons) then he/she isn't able to see the results of any tests. Plus, for those people who don't test it's very easy for them to ignore diabetes altogether. It's not a disease where you get symptoms, that is until complications set in and complications are more likely if you're not keeping good control. So I think there may be more underlying factors here rather than just the issue of drinking too much. We hear about so many people who just want to ignore their diabetes.
    Could you get this person to chat to us?

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The Pharmacist & Patient-centered Diabetes Care 2018

The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care 2018 The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care 2018 The American Pharmacists Association will host8 offerings ofAPhA's The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care certificate training program in 2018.Supported by an educational grant from Merck and Novo Nordisk, APhA will conduct these special programs for a nominal fee of$99to participate.Locations and dates arelisted below and registration will open on a rolling basis. Please revisit this page for more information as it is updated. Scroll below and click on the desired date/city/state. Click View Schedule to seeseminar date andlocation Select desired seminar date/ location and proceed through checkout Prior to purchasing this session, please verify that this is the seminar for which you would like to enroll $99 Program fee is non-refundableand you maynot switch sessions after purchase Once your purchase has been made, you can begin to study. Go toContinuing Education, My Training ,and scroll down to My Enrollments. At the live seminar, each participant who attends the entire seminar will be given an attendance code which has a shortexpiration date. Once redeemed and the p Continue reading >>

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    Nerve Damage Caused By Metformin?!

    Metformin Side Effects
    Metformin is one of the most commonly used medications to treat type 2 diabetes.
    It’s inexpensive, available in generic form and quite effective for lowering blood sugar levels.
    Some preliminary animal studies also show that taking metformin has additional benefits such as reducing the risk of certain types of cancer - and it may even prolong life.
    But there are side effects of metformin that many doctors don’t talk about with patients.
    Taking metformin can cause permanent nerve damage.
    (B12 and Metformin Nerve Damage)
    How does a drug like Metformin that has so many benefits cause such a severe side effect as nerve damage?
    Three out of 10 people who take metformin long-term develop a deficiency of vitamin B12. It can take 10 or 15 years to develop symptoms of B12 deficiency since the liver stores B12 - and it can take that long to deplete those stores.
    B12 deficiency causes damage to nerves that may be irreversible.
    Unfortunately, B12 nerve damage may be mistaken for diabetic neuropathy - and may not be recognized as a metformin side-effect. Thus, it may go untreated and become permanent.
    B12 neuropathy usually starts with numbness and tingling in the feet and hands, but this side effect gradually progresses to muscle weakness and balance problems.
    The symptoms closely mimic those of multiple sclerosis.
    If vitamin B12 deficiency goes untreated, a person with this deficiency can lose the ability to walk. Fortunately, replacing the lost vitamin B12 can reverse B12 nerve damage – but only if it’s caught early.
    How Can You Prevent B12 Nerve Damage if You Take Metformin?
    If you’re taking metformin, ask your doctor to check a vitamin B12 level through a blood test at least once a year. If your levels are low, you can get B12 injections monthly to bring them back up and reduce your risk of B12 neuropathy and nerve damage.

  2. Anonymous

    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about seven years ago and my doctor put me on metformin. The past couple of years I have noticed that I get numbness and a burning tingling in my toes on both feet. I mentioned it to my doctor and he said it was diabetic neuropathy.
    I did a search on the internet a couple of weeks ago and I found an article that said metformin depletes vitamin B in your body. I bought some Stress Tablets with Vitamin B12 complex in it and took two tablets and with two hours the pain, tingling and burning in my feet subsided. I have found that I need to take a couple of B12 stress tabs every couple of weeks to keep the symptoms in my feet under control.
    When I was diagnosed seven years ago I weighed 244 pounds. I forced myself to start eating one good meal a day and in less than a year I lost 60 pounds. By losing weight my blood sugar levels have dropped, to the low 80's when I weighed 60 more pounds my blood sugar averaged around 130 in the morning (fasting). I just tried an experiment this week. My feet started having symptoms of tingling, burning and and numbness again in my toes, so I decided to stop taking metformin. Too my surprise, all of the tingling burning and numbness in my toes went away completely after two or three days and blood sugar levels dropped. Here is my blood sugar levels for the last four days after stopping metformin. Day 1 (83), Day 2 (80), Day 3 (90), Day 4 (82). My next doctor appointment is the third week of October. I am going to keep testing my blood sugar levels daily to show my doctor the results and I am going to stop taking metformin unless my blood sugars spike and go higher.
    I think losing weight has helped reduce my blood sugar levels enough that I don't need metformin especially since after stopping it four days ago the problem with numbness, tingling and burning in my toes has completely gone. I am starting to think metformin is poison. Gonna run all of this by my doctor when I see her in October.

  3. hunney000

    I have a friend who's husband was having severe problems with his feet. The doctor that treats his Diabetes referred him to a Neurologist. He did a nerve conduction test that proved he had severe Neuropathy. He went back to the Dr. that treats his Diabetes and the Dr. recommended that he take B12, 150.00/month. The Dr. told him the Neuropathy was a result of Diabetes. Although he had been taking Metformin for about 2 years and never had the problem prior to taking Metformin. I feel like the Dr. must have known about the problem with Metformin, but failed to tell him. I sent an article to them about Metformin causing Neuropathy because my husband had a bad experience with the drug. My friend and her husband were perplexed because since he found out he had Type 2 Diabetes and he began taking meds, his A1C had decreased, yet his feet became infected.

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