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  • My MIL has had type 2 diabetes for 5 years and now she says the doctor has told her she might have to go on insulin soon. Does this indicate she’s not looking after herself? KF

  • Hi Little sis:
    Thanks for sending your comment.
    Perhasp you will find the article under Medication: “The impact of diabetes medications on weight” helpful.

    Have your sister been to a Diabetes Education Centre in the last 2 years? Some centres accept self referral or you can ask her doctor to make the referral, the educators there can lend her…[Read more]

  • My sister’s having real probs keeping her weight down. The doc just says she’s not eating properly or should be exercising more but she’s doing all that. I think it’s the meds. Could it be? lil sis

  • health replied to the topic Animas Ping Story in the forum Medication 4 years, 7 months ago

    I just bought an Animas Ping for exactly the same reasons as you – LOVE OneTouch products since Day 1 (11 years ago now), and J&J has a fine reputation. Am currently on a clinical trial on the Medtronic Veo, which is a great pump too *EXCEPT* the display is near impossible to read and the Bayer meter that accompanies it is even worse – imagine in…[Read more]

  • One of the reasons why I initially chose the Animas Ping over other insulin pumps was because the company has a great reputation for service.

    Recently, I put this quality to the test and was more than impressed. Here’s what happened:
I’d headed out on an eagerly awaited three day wellness retreat, about three and a half hours north of Toron…[Read more]

  • health replied to the topic Coverage by ODB in the forum Medication 4 years, 7 months ago

    Hi QDiabetes:
    Sale of sibutramine has been banned in Canada, you can read more on sibutramine in Health Canada “Advisories, Warnings and Recall” website:

  • Hi

    I want to know does the sibutramine and Orlistat meds covered by ODB?


  • health replied to the topic Foot cream in the forum Medication 4 years, 7 months ago

    There are some other cream you can get online i have order some of them before and the only hitch is finding stores that ship to canada we diabetics up here in canada have a hard time finding diabetic products up here it would be nice to a more choices don’t you agree? shellyjinsulin

  • health started the topic Foot cream in the forum Medication 4 years, 7 months ago

    There is an excellent foot cream for diabetes called Diabeti-Derm that keeps the feet moist and improves circulation. I apply it liberally once a day and it works. Another good product is Diabetic Neuropathy Foot Cream that temporarily relieves pain. The hitch is, these products are available only in the U.S. but if you live reasonably close to…[Read more]

  • health replied to the topic Diamicron MR in the forum Medication 4 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Qdiabetes:
    Diamicron MR is a long acting tablet with a slow onset, the medication reaches peak action in 6 hours. For this reason, you can take your daily dose either before or after breakfast.

    Because the long action, most people benefit 24 hours control on their blood glucose especially when taken in combination with other glucose lowering…[Read more]

  • health started the topic Diamicron MR in the forum Medication 4 years, 7 months ago


    I want to ask when is the best time to take diamicron MR (is it before meal or after meal?) and will this medication control my fasting blood sugar in the morning as well as after meals blood sugar?


  • I just wondered if anyone else has trouble convincing their spouse to attend the foot care clinic. I have heard some great recovery from foot problems but I am trying to prevent them for my husband. He says his feet are fine but I know he can not see the nails well enough to cut them. I have attended the diabetes programs where they have…[Read more]

  • Yes, I’m a hockey mom! My 17 year old has been playing for years. I was like you at first but it’s worked fine. I’m in close contact with the coach, who knows my daughter’s needs. Make sure you consult with your son’s doctor or nurse first. They’ll give you the info on insulin adjustments/checking bloods/extract snacks, etc. And ofcouse make sure…[Read more]

  • My teen (14) is very active and wants to get involved in competitive sports. I’m worried about hypoglycemia. He doesn’t seem bothered by the risks, but I’m afraid something could happen on the sports field. Are there any other parents of active kids here? (He’s type 1) Concerned parent

  • Always remember to wait a bare minimum of 10 – 15 min after having the tetra pac or juice or whatever works for him before having a snack or meal. My daughter is a type I and she also has hypo-thyroidism and addison’s disease. She uses a juice box which works quickly and within 10 min is back up to 5 or 6 from a 2 or 3. When they do feel the low…[Read more]

  • Greetings to Moms and Dads of kids with Type 1 diabetes. My son was diagnosed at age 8. That was almost 4 years ago. Back then, and now, he’s played soccer at the rep level. While I understand how important exercise is for him, managing lows and highs can be challenging. For lows I’m looking for input on what other parents pack for their child so…[Read more]

  • You can’t MAKE anyone change at any age. They have to want to do it don’t you think? If he realizes the lack of exercise may have been part to blame for the diabetes, could be he might be more inclined to be active? How about walking with him a few days a week? Tell him you need the exercise to stop you getting diabetes too and would enjoy his com…[Read more]

  • My dad is 74 with type 2. His doctor says he should be exercising. Well probably he should be but he’s never really been a sporty or physically active kind of person. How can you make someone change at that age? Collaborate

  • I walk about 40 mins a day stretched to two episodes of about 20 mins. 5 days a week. The weekends I don’t have anything regular but I am a lot more active whether it be house work or yard work and the occasional bike ride. Aerobic exercise usually ends up giving me a headache and feeling of extreme fatigue. I tend to stick to the lighter…[Read more]

  • Good for your dad. That’s a great habit to start. What about the local shopping mall? That will be air conditioned and he could go early in the day before it’s busy. I think some malls do walking programs too. Joyce

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