Diabetes

@nannacroc (4049)
November 30, 2006 4:39pm CST
I've just answered two questions on here about diabetes, one saying they know a cure and the other giving an idea for treatment. Do you think these type of discussions are dangerous? Does anyone believe what these people are saying?
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@KrauseHome (36689)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Well, I know sometimes people may be often trying to help us, but I am Insulin Diabetic due to problems that come from being Diabetic, and no matter what anyone says, I need my Insulin to live, and keep things on an Even keel for me, so if I see something they say might help, I know it might be a suggestion, but without proof, I would never consider it over the Advice of a Dr. and knowing what is working for me right now.
@rawpoet (2047)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I may listen and take in what they say, but I wouldn't try any other method of treatment without consulting my doctor first. It's just way too dangerous.
@dorypanda (1598)
2 Dec 06
I don't think you're going to get a much better answer than one from a nurse! Isle seems to have said it all there. I agree, I think it's not dangerous to have a look at those discussions, but it would be dangerous to take action on them without consulting a doctor. I also agree that if you think you have diabetes, GO TO YOUR DOCTOR! (I know someone who'll go with you). :)
@nannacroc (4049)
2 Dec 06
I am aware of the early signs and, as yet, I haven't had any. The minute I do I will visit my doctor, the person who would come with me would just have to tell me his name and phone number as I don't see him much.
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@dorypanda (1598)
23 Dec 06
Well, fortunatley for you, she does know your doctor!
@pumpkinjam (7566)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec 06
Yes that could be dangerous if people try these "cures" instead of taking prescribed medicines. I'm sure most natural remedies won't do any harm and they will have a healthy effect used correctly but it is wrong and dangerous to say that anything will cure anything. If you want a natural remedy instead of a manufactured one, that's fair enough but you still need to go to a prfessional who can tell you whether it is safe or not.
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• India
1 Dec 06
No harm in reading what others say. But as for the treatment, one should stick to own Physician.
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@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
2 Dec 06
my mom's former doctor said that diabetes is chronic and has no cure. it may only be controlled, but never cured. but her new diabetologist seems to think that there is a cure for diabetes --- there's a silver lining after all. of course, i'd like to believe that there is a cure for diabetes, because i wouldn't want my mom to be diabetic the rest of her life. oh she who loves all the sweet things in life!
@nannacroc (4049)
2 Dec 06
I have heard that new research may soon find a cure but it hasn't been tried and tested yet.
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@Desdemona (1305)
• Canada
2 Dec 06
I have been hearing that there will be a cure soon. I am still waiting after 20 years! hehe..
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• United States
2 Dec 06
Some of the so called " cures " for diabetes actually help, but are not " cures " in the sense that you still can not eat whatever you want and not exercise. There are many things that help type 2 diabetics to the point where they can exercise a little less, and loosen up the diet slightly. There is no cure for type 2 diabetes at the present, however. I see the problem of things that help being promoted as " cures " as one of exagerated advertizing claims. Just my take on it as I have found there are things that help, but no cures.
@nannacroc (4049)
2 Dec 06
I am a great believer in using herbal remedies where appropriate and I'm sure some things can help, it's when they are presented as a cure that they can be dangerous if people are gullible enough to believe the claims.
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@jaginfo2006 (1757)
• India
1 Dec 06
i am with you on this.
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@pusibaba (1010)
• India
2 Dec 06
diabetes - diabetes
please dont trust on them i ll tell you . first of all dont eat sugar things and take ind\sulin injections regularly
@Desdemona (1305)
• Canada
2 Dec 06
misconception - diabetics DO need sugar :) Insulin lowers your blood sugars, so without sugar, we would die. Monitoring your sugar intake is the most important thing, however, many peeps think sugar is bad for diabetics which is sooo not true. It is a life saver when your sugars drop drastically.
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@nannacroc (4049)
2 Dec 06
The trick is getting the balance right for you and taking the sugar and insulin at the appropriate times.
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• United States
14 Dec 06
1. Don't believe whoever says that s/he can cure. 2. If such occassions comes, consult everyone, read, but make your own decisions. 3. One point that I want to make is that I haven't seen a doctor for maybe six months and I have been able to manage my type 1 diabetes very well. You have to be careful, well-scheduled and be able to know about your diabetes, so that you can adjust your insulin as well. 4. So, far my first two years has been good. In fact, I have not caught any other disease or illness, even common cold is extremely rare coz I don't eat bad food and too much. 5. Drink water and fluid. 6. Don't think that I cannot eat this and that. Not eating too much and too many things is better. 7. Good luck to all diabetics and non-diabetics too if you live nearly like a diabetic then you will be more healthy.. Got to go to take my finals...bye Cheers!!
@nannacroc (4049)
14 Dec 06
Excellent advice and good luck with your finals.
@naman95 (1554)
• India
14 Dec 06
yes diabetese is curable by herbal medicines if you want to know about it contact me i will guide you to a doctor who will tell you about the cure.
@nannacroc (4049)
14 Dec 06
I'm sorry I don't believe this, while herbs may help they cannot cure diabetes unless they can change the way the pancreas works.
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
Please be very careful there I beg you you just don't know who is writing this
@nannacroc (4049)
2 Dec 06
I don't believe their claims but some people may and put themselves in danger.
@RieRie (820)
12 Dec 06
Only dangerous to stupid and gullible people, if you're too stupid to take advice from random people instead of your doctor then it's your own fault if you die or whatever (not you personally)
@fosphorus (111)
• India
2 Dec 06
if ur not a doctor, it is suggested dat you do not give advice on any medical subjects... v're talkin abt ppl hu blindly believe on stuff given on d net. u might be right, but den diff ppl react in diff ways to stuff. only a doctor after thorough physical observation can prescribe measures to b taken. anyways, v all appreciate ur wanting to help!! thanks buddy!!