type 2 d/m cold medicine recommendations

oink66
By oink66 Latest Reply 2014-11-04 04:05:45 -0600
Started 2014-10-29 22:54:48 -0500

10/29/14
Cold medicine for T2 D/M
I have a head cold, stuffy nose an scratchy throat. No fever. Throat trying to get sore!
I'm drinking the orange and tangerine Emergen-C (s) and taking motrin.
Any suggestions?


4 replies

Pegsy
Pegsy 2014-10-30 16:01:40 -0500 Report

I don't use Emergen-C or chewable vitamin C because of their carb/sugar content. I use Vitamin C tablets or capsules that you swallow. Also, when I am sick I tend to go lower on starchy carbs because they feed inflamation. I try not to take decongestants unless I absolutely have to. I prefer to use a decongestant spray if I really need it. Numbing throat sprays are good too. Are you taking the Motrin for pain or for fever?

I totally agree with Gabby on the chicken soup!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-10-30 06:34:40 -0500 Report

The best thing is to talk to your pharmacist. They usually are very helpful and if they know all the meds you are taking, can help you choose best.

Robutissin has a sugar free medicine that is a good place to start. There are a lot of hidden sugars in liquid medicines and throat drops. So I always get sugar free versions if available.

I also like Alkaseltzer cold tablets. I don't mind the taste of seltzer and it really works for me. They also make a pill form, but I have not tried them.

And there is always room for a nice HOT cup of herbal tea with some real honey in it. Mint is very good for clearing the head up. Don't drink too much, and stick with just a teaspoon of honey. But that always helps with the stuffy nose for me. Or just hot tea with a sugar substitute. I use Truvia.

Mom's were right on with chicken soup. When the crud comes around the house, I make a big batch of home made chicken soup. No noodles, but home made broth, real chicken and veggies. The heat helps clear and there is something about the combination of this food that helps us recover. Never underestimate the power of old time remedies.

I hope you are feeling better soon.

oink66
oink66 2014-10-29 23:00:09 -0500 Report

What type of cold medication suggestions for T2 diabetics

calayx
calayx 2014-11-04 04:05:45 -0600 Report

I found that most medications come sugar free.Check with your pharmacist about which one. That's why I stick to one pharmacist because he's had my records for years.
Prayers & love,
Calayx

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