Patient Comments: Diabetes Treatment - Effective Treatments

Please describe what treatments have been effective for your diabetes.

Comment from: Marius, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 16

I have been suffering with cluster headaches (only recently diagnosed by my general physician) for several years, 5 to 7 years maybe, and 3 to 4 times a week! It is always behind my right eye. Usually it wakes me around 4 to 6 o'clock in the morning. After taking analgesics it mostly subsides after 2 or 3 hours. During an episode, I feel like climbing the walls and want to scream at the top of my voice. The pain is excruciating! I'm sure that hitting me on the head with a hammer will be less painful. Everyone thinks I am just seeking attention.

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Comment from: daver, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

My tinnitus started on 1/7/2010 at 7:37 am. I woke and my ears started to ring; it was and is a constant tone. A sound generator online sets it at 5225 Hz. I have it 24 hours a day and take Ambien and 6 night time sleep aids to give me approximately 6 hours of sleep.

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Comment from: Mr.Goradia, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 30

I have been diabetic for the past 16 years. For 12 years I have been controlling my sugar with 3 tablets daily. But in 2006 rainy season I happened to get a fever and I was a victim of malaria. This was the turning point for me to convert my diabetes to worst. I was asked to start insulin. Since 2004 I have been injecting insulin 3 times a day. Total 30 unit of insulin I take daily. Last year in 2010 November I happen to start treatment. For starting 3 months I was on toxin free treatment then this year Feb I started my diabetes medicine. today my 14 unit insulin has been reduced. Herbal medicine does work wonder especially when it's taken on time and in proper time advised by experts.

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Comment from: 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 11

Diagnosed 3 months ago based on physical exam in which fasting blood glucose was 131. My A1c was 7. I was started on metformin 500mg twice per day. I did not tolerate metformin. It made me itch tremendously and gave me a rapid weight loss of 10 lbs. Now I am on glipizide 10mg twice per day. My blood sugar is very well controlled. I usually walk 30 minutes per day 5 or 6 days per week. My morning readings are between 95 and 115. My evening reading is 110-120. My doctor is considering lowering my dose from 10mg 2 times per day to 5mg 2 times per day. I hope with continued attention to what I eat and exercise I can get into remission.

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Comment from: tan, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 23

Type 2 diabetes diagnosed about 15 months ago, BG reading about 290 HBA1c about 13. Started on Metformin for only 1 week. Read that carbs are non essentials, hence eliminated all refined carbs from diet including sugar, fructose and all --ose. Use stevia when needed, eating two eggs a day, cheddar cheese, avocados, almonds, macadamia nuts, fish, chicken, leafy vegetables, string beans supplement with omega 3 and EPO, multivitamins and brisk walking. HBA1C drops below 6% within 1 month, BG normalised within a week. No diabetic medication needed. Spend your money on good food, no refined carbs no blood sugar fluctuation.

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