Insulin is Dangerous for Diabetics???

denipink
By denipink Latest Reply 2013-06-30 13:54:52 -0500
Started 2013-06-22 09:50:07 -0500

She's a doctor and has a lot to say about a number of health issues including diabetes,

http://askdrjudi.blogspot.ca/2013/04/insulin-...

Denise


12 replies

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2013-06-27 12:59:27 -0500 Report

I always take with a grain of salt any advice from an expert that includes a sales pitch. She is advocating the use of specific supplements and then provides the link to buy the supplements. Sounds pretty fishy to me.

But I do agree with the points made by others here. All treatments for diabetes come with risks. Each patient should get educated about their options and make a decision based on which risks are most acceptable to them individually.

That's my two cents.

IronOre
IronOre 2013-06-24 22:48:25 -0500 Report

The title of the article read:
Insulin CAN be Deadly for Type 2 Diabetics.
well . . . insulin CAN be fatal for anybody who takes it, and that is why it's a prescription.
Dr Judi looks like a crackpot to me. I am not sure why a a person involved with medicene would get her picture taken with a tiger. Yes, I get that she is into the holistic thing, but I am still not sure what a tiger has to do with that. The problem with T2's is that a person can be very differnt from the other, because they produce differnt amount of insulin ~ so to say no insulin for T2's is a wrong statement.
If you look closely at the picture of the person drawing insulin from the vial you will notice the cap is still on the plunger end, so the possibility of a fatality in this case is zero, because no insulin is going in the syringe. I think any really good doctor would have noticed that and not let the picture get published . . . enough said.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2013-06-23 17:43:23 -0500 Report

The 1st sentence in Dr Judi's article is "Insulin is an absolute lifesaver in Type 1 Diabetes, where the body doesn't produce enough insulin." Hellooooo! The definition of a Type 1 diabetic is the inability to produce ANY insulin at all. It makes me wonder what Dr Judi really knows about treating diabetes. She goes on to state that Type 2's make too much insulin…(???????…what about those who may not make enough or who have insulin resistance) In my 37 years with diabetes, I've learned that not all of the "so-called experts" have all of the answers. There is a large self-management component in handling diabetes and I encourage anyone coping with this disease, whether Type 1 or Type 2, to learn as much about it as possible, and also to learn how you can best manage your condition since what works for me may not work for you.

Certainly, uncontrolled blood sugars may present a greater risk to health than judicious use of insulin.

Cathy Simpson
Cathy Simpson 2013-06-22 14:16:50 -0500 Report

I'm insulin dependent. My pancreas doesn't make insulin anymore. So I really don't have another choice. What were the consequences you were talking about?

jigsaw
jigsaw 2013-06-22 11:05:22 -0500 Report

This is an excellent article denipink! I have read some of this information in the past, mainly from naturopathic sources, and currently from conventional medical organizations. Quite a few doctors that I asked, looked at me as if I were an alien. I choose to take insulin as of the last 2 years or so regardless and due to my specific circumstances. I believe it is important to take an active role in our own health care. I have had some terrible side effects from oral meds including Metformin, and my final choice is insulin. There may be a gamble involved with insulin, but what ever the longterm consequences, I prefer the risk to the known consquences of high blood sugar.

granniesophie
granniesophie 2013-06-22 17:34:10 -0500 Report

I agree Jigsaw. We both had the same experiences with the Metformin, and now I can't take oral meds at all. Insulin helps keep mey sugars in check, and I only take a small amount of Lantus each evening. I'd like not to take anything at all, and that's my goal, but until then, I believe in insulin. It sure saved me from the lows and getting sick all the time!

jigsaw
jigsaw 2013-06-23 05:56:06 -0500 Report

There are so many studies that seem to come along over the years. One study claims one result and the next study counters with the opposite. What are we to believe with all the controversy out there. Bottom line, all of us have to make a decision concerning the doctors and medications we choose and take. Our perceptions based on a mixture of controversial professional opinions, and our own experiences may or may not be accurate. And so we march on!

denipink
denipink 2013-06-22 11:29:55 -0500 Report

You are the lucky one then, jigsaw, to have found something that you are comfortable with.

Once i send this i am going back to her blog to read a download she listed on her diabetes article. I will let you know more once i have read it.

Denise

jigsaw
jigsaw 2013-06-22 11:54:52 -0500 Report

Comfortable, definitely not. I simply don't know of a better choice at the present. I was able to stay off meds for the first 6 or 7 years after being diagnosed. I managed to not use insulin until my 18th year with diabetes. As far as I know, it is a progressive disease that can be slowed down, but not eliminated. As for now, apparently my pancreas is not producing enough insulin, and I'm sure insulin resistance is compounding the problem.
Keep the info coming!