Pulsatile IV INsulin Therapy, It works for me

By Cassie12 Latest Reply 2012-02-20 13:04:48 -0600
Started 2012-02-14 21:34:57 -0600

I came across a discussion from 2010 about PIVIT. I have participated in the PIVIT clinical trial for a little over a year now.
It works!!! I had been nearly bedridden for years, painful neuropathy kept me off my feet. I was on heavy duty pain medication, pain management, etc. I took ambulance rides to the ER, unconcious from low sugars, on a regular basis.
I had not driven a car in six years, I feared passing out at the wheel. My sugars remained irratic, no matter what we tried for 30 years. In Feburary 2010, I was told I would have to start dialysis with in months.
I started PIVIT in January 2010. I have had to come to another state to participate. Here, I live alone, scary, at first. I live independently, drive my car anywhere. My A1c is down, my creatnine is 1.3— A okay. My energy is up, I bought a bicycle, I ride through the neighborhood, when it is not raining. I walk
1 to 3 miles a day. I no longer loose sleep to neuropathy. I got off my heavy duty pain meds last May (2011). Pivit also has a good effect on blood pressure. I cae here on three Blood Pressure medicines, I got off two of them over the past year. I came here is a size misses 14-16, I am now a size 6. Without the constant pain I can exercise, lost over 20 pounds, muscle tone greatly improved.
There are no negative side effects. The only problem I can see with PIVIT is
insurance and medicare does not cover it. If I was not on PIVIT I would now be on dialysis, with no quality of life. Dialysis costs between $80,000 to $250,000 per patient per year. PIVIT projected costs pppy is $40,000.
The only other problem with PIVIT is, I am enjoying life again, but, I am 1500 miles away from my family, who I have seem 4 times in the past year.
I know, if it sounds too good to be true, it . . . I can speak only for myself, it has changed my life.
I now face a turning point. We are not in a financial position for me to continue living a new life. I will be moving home in March 2012.
Research this therapy for yourself. I can direct you to articles or they call the same treatment by many different names, PIVIT, PIT, CAT, CIIT, MAT. Look them up.
If your quality of life is suffering from diabetic complications, including renal failure, retinopathy, neuropathy, hypoglycemic unawareness, etc, it is well worth the 4 hours of treatment, once a week.
Some insurances do cover it. There are clinics in Georgia and Alabama.

15 replies

GabbyPA 2012-02-15 10:44:11 -0600 Report

This is pretty incredible. What kind of treatment is it? It sounds like a wonder dose of good for those of us on a collision course. How many other people were in the trial and how are they doing? So many questions...sounds good.

Cassie12 2012-02-18 22:02:20 -0600 Report

You are so right. I know it sounds too good to be true.
Everytime I go for treatment, I sit along side others, who are seeing the same benefits, I have. Most of us with chronic complications of diabetes, are older and /or very ill. Older people, and the very ill are not inclined to blog, or get involved with social networking. There were 4000 involved in the phase two study in Florida. There were no adverse reactions and 3998 benefitted from the treatment. There are hundreds of thousands of us who could be living a better life, with this treatment. The word needs to get out. People need to inquire with their insurance, for coverage. It is an infusion, once a week. Most infusions are covered by insurances and medicare.
If you know anything about dialysis, you know, it is not the best life. If you are headed for renal failure, this treatment could be a life saver.
Retinopathy, also, has been halted and /or reversed.
Any doctor, can start a clinic, anywhere. Fours hours a week in PIVIT treatment is so much better than 16 hours, a week, in dialysis. Medicare pays for dialysis. Medicare could save billions, if they suported this treatment. It makes sense, dollars and cents.
Research it at Global-Infusions.com.
Therer are some clinics open in the Southeast US. Some insurances do pay.

GabbyPA 2012-02-19 10:52:30 -0600 Report

Is there any hope for those of us who are not insured?

Cassie12 2012-02-19 13:04:59 -0600 Report

Oh yes, I pray. this treatment is starting out on those of us who are suffering with advanced complications. However there are implications that this treatment may stave off or even prevent some diabetic complication. This means it may become a preventitive nterventional treatment.
I do not believe Medicare will be totally phased out in our life time. Proven preventitive treatments will move in to save Medicare and private insurances dollars.
In years past, my hypoglycemic unawareness, took my to a hospital stay or at least an ER visit, about a dozen times a year. This past year in this treatment, I have not had one low sugar that caught me off guard. Fewer hospitalizations, per year, is a great savings. Multiply that times all the diabetics with lypoglycemic unawareness !!
I understand there are some cash clinics in CA. I do not have first hand knowledge, but the word is the cost is between $200 and $400, per treatment. They recommend weekly treatments, however, for some one treatment a month, even one every 6 weeks has been fruitful.

This whole thing becomes politically sensitive. Dialysis centers are huge investments. Fewer people on dialysis will mean lost dolllars for those companies. Also, on this treatment many are able to drop medications. I was able to drop kick my neuropathy pain medicine, after 4 months. Within 6 to 8 months I dropped 2 blood pressure medications. With less pain, I am able to exercise and even ride my bicycle. With exercise has come weight loss, muscle tone, and a positive outlook on the future, which also means I have abandonded my medicaton for depresson. That is 4 meds I do not need anymore. In the long run, the very long run, big Pharma will not want this treatment to grow.

Any one out there with venture capital, have I got a deal for you. He He :)

jayabee52 2012-02-14 21:47:20 -0600 Report

This is the first I have heard of this. I am always interested in improving my quality of life (look at my profile, it will tell a story and I am 1 renal drs visit away from dialysis - will know soon) I will research this and perhaps go and see these places.

Cassie12 2012-02-19 13:09:06 -0600 Report

jayabee, Where are you located, mayb I can give you some direction, for your research.

jayabee52 2012-02-19 18:39:59 -0600 Report

I am located in Las Vegas, but distance seems to be no object as I can get on a plane and jet to one of those locations to check them out.

Might you have a link linking to the folks who do this? Maybe even in in CA I might drive there.

Cassie12 2012-02-18 22:07:45 -0600 Report

Please do. Save yourself from dialysis, at least as long as possible. Patients were prevented from having to go on dialysis for 4 years in phase 2 of the study. The study ended after 4 years. One happy side effect of of this treatment, for many, is weight loss. it is simple, they put an IV in and you can sleep or watch TV for the duration of the treatment.
Do look into it, it could be a life saver.

jayabee52 2012-02-19 19:14:45 -0600 Report

I had been on insulin but with an intensive low carb meal plan I have eliminated all need for any diabetes medication. I have followed my low carb high protein meal plan for a year now and my last A1c was 5.5 and I have maintained a nearly "normal" Blood Glucose readings. During this past year I have lost 65 lbs.

To do this would that mean I'd have to go back on exogenous insulin? Rather than as now, relying only on what my pancreas puts out?

Cassie12 2012-02-19 21:16:27 -0600 Report

Wow, great job! It is my understanding there is a clinic in Newport beach and one in Roseville. However, the only business I know is licensed to do this is in the southeast. There are clinics in AL and GA. The company in the southeast is called GLobal infusons. Do you have complications from diabetes? Sounds like you may be too healthy for this treatment. Te He.
Hope you like to fly

jayabee52 2012-02-20 11:39:34 -0600 Report

I don't like the full body scans in the airport. Yes I do have complications, like burning neuropathy bilaterally from knees to toes, tinglind neuro from elbosw to fingertips possible gastroparesis, neurogenic bladder, and bowel problems, perhaps because of Gastroparesis. Plus I also have ED so I suspect I have autonomic neuropathy as well. I also have Kidney disease and may have to go back on Dialysis in the near future. I have just gotten my diabetes under very good control in the past year. the 15 before that my control was hit and miss, but mostly miss.

Cassie12 2012-02-20 12:24:03 -0600 Report

For some of us we can be very diiligent about our diet and insulin, but no matter what we do, our sugars are a roller coaster. Out of control sugar does not always mean the patient is at fault. PIVIT has given me much better control. My sugar is stable for long periods. My biggest problem was, driopping, fast and critically. Serious lows were a severe problem. sugar 20 unconcoius in the emergency room was a regular happening, not since I am on the PIVIT treament, it has been a God Send for me. Oh I found a number you can call. This is Scott, he is not at a clinic, he is an administrator, but he can direct you to an open clinic. Good luck!
662-267-202, tell him Renee sent youi. You may have to become formally a patient of the doctor at the clinic you choose. It is all GOOD.

Cassie12 2012-02-20 12:54:42 -0600 Report

Oh, thought of another Idea. The company is looking to start more clinics. CHeck it out. Then if you know a doctor, who is interested, you can get one started where you live.