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mandy type2
By mandy type2 Latest Reply 2014-03-16 23:41:57 -0500
Started 2014-03-08 05:49:07 -0600

I've bn diabetic for five years now no1told me anything abt it I was giving loads of info abt it until thy notice thy notice my diabetes was getting worse as I cudnt take my tabs as I had a fear of choking on thm as my jibes r narrow as I am asthmamatic so thy put me on powders and I didn't like thm so thy put me on coated tabs but I still cudnt take thm so thy put me on metaformin liquid I haven't only got diabetes I've got other things wrong with me Soz for being a pest


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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-03-08 21:27:01 -0600 Report

Hi Mandy,

Nice to see you. Welcome!

I hope you will work closely with your doctor and stay on top of your diabetes. Glad they found an alternative for you that you can handle. Take good care of yourself and stay in touch with us.

Gary

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-03-08 15:22:44 -0600 Report

Ask your doctor for a referral to a diabetes education program so you can learn about medications, exericse, and how to manage blood sugar levels. Also ask for a referral to a registered dietitian to learn more about what to eat, and how to make realistic changes in your usual eating habits. It's never too late to make changes! ~Lynn @Glucerna

ICDA250
ICDA250 2014-03-08 08:33:47 -0600 Report

You might need to check with a pharmacist or physician but when I was taking care of my 95 year old Uncle who was on oxygen with severe COPD, he used to choke on pills as well so I would have to get up at sunrise to get all his medicines ready. Find out if you can crush the pills with a pill crusher and then mix them in with some low fat/flavored yogurt OR mix the liquid metformin in. If you have to take antibiotics it might need to be apple sauce. For some with swallowing difficulties water or juice makes it more difficult than wet solids such as yogurt.

I am guessing the spell check made a mistake because you are not a "PEST"… only a pet needing some reinforcement. Stay well.

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-03-08 15:23:03 -0600 Report

Ask your doctor for a referral to a diabetes education program so you can learn about medications, exericse, and how to manage blood sugar levels. Also ask for a referral to a registered dietitian to learn more about what to eat, and how to make realistic changes in your usual eating habits. It's never too late to make changes! ~Lynn @Glucerna