By alesiafae Latest Reply 2013-02-24 04:27:13 -0600
Started 2013-02-09 14:13:09 -0600

Hi everyone I wanted to know what products have you found to be effective to take for a cold when you are diabetic?

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mary, the diabetes lady
mary, the diabetes lady 2013-02-23 12:46:19 -0600 Report

Rest, rest, and more rest. Lots of tea without honey or sweeteners. Let your body take care of itself. It knows what it needs and the aches, stuffy nose, headache, etc., are all a signal that it's time to slow down and get some rest. Oh and if you're really careful about what you put into it, chicken soup - homemade, of course, if the best medicine.

alesiafae 2013-02-23 12:47:41 -0600 Report

Thanks Mary!

mary, the diabetes lady
mary, the diabetes lady 2013-02-23 12:58:25 -0600 Report


JSJB 2013-02-24 04:27:13 -0600 Report

Correct me if I am wrong but I always beleived that the body can take care of itself when there is a problem and the more meds you use could affect your immune system in fighting the problem. For 70 years the only thing I used was asprin to fight a cold or ache and that was not that often. Never went to a doctor up until now. I still beleive in the body caring for itself but sometimes it needs help.

Nick1962 2013-02-09 18:43:41 -0600 Report

Only thing that's ever worked for me was Alka Seltzer cold remedies. the Wal-born stuff pixi mentioned is a great add on to keep from feeling run-down during.

alesiafae 2013-02-09 18:56:17 -0600 Report

Nick can't take due to blood pressure medicine. :(

Nick1962 2013-02-09 19:03:33 -0600 Report

Check with your doctor. I had the same problem (BP meds), but if I took the meds in the morning, and the alka seltzer at night, I was OK dr. said. Plus i only took it once a day for 3 days max. Heck, if you read the warnings about alka seltzer cold meds on-line, nobody should take that stuff!
Hope you feel better no matter what though!

pixsidust 2013-02-14 11:29:17 -0600 Report

Wal-born does not affect your pressure. It will help you get rid of the cold faster. I drink it when I am around sick people too. it builds my immune system

pixsidust 2013-02-09 18:29:07 -0600 Report

Wal-born…Walgreens version of Airborne and so much cheaper especially when its on sale. Drink it 4 times a day while sick and you will get better so much faster. Its liquid vitamins, minerals and herbs in a special combination for colds, fever and the flu. Add 10 oz of icy water to a tablet, let fizz and drink. Drink it consistently and often when you are ill and the illness won't last. Taking oral vitamins is not a trade off and will not give you the same effect. Liquid gets absorbed right away and its the formula.
You need other things for symptom relief like antihistamines/benadryl to dry up the sinuses and stop the hacking. This builds your immune system and has herbal nutrients that act like antibiotics

Nana_anna 2013-02-09 17:51:20 -0600 Report

I think Tylonal for aches and pain for cold is good. Be careful using Nyquil and those with alcohol in it. It could get your blood sugar going up.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-02-09 19:33:01 -0600 Report

Anna if you follow the dosage instructions, the alcohol in the Nyquil should not have an effect on blood sugar. It would if you drank the entire bottle.

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