keeping it under control

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2010-12-05 18:06:01 -0600
Started 2010-09-15 11:51:32 -0500

I've had diabetes for yrs now,but recently become unemployed needless to say there goes health coverage. So my readings have been way out of whack i'm currently in school for a position that calls for me to get it under control what do I do?

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DiabeticNurse53 2010-12-05 18:06:01 -0600 Report

Focus more on eating more vegetables,less meat, drink more water and exercise more. Keep the STRESS down, and ask your PCP for sample meds and needles. As a nurse, I know doctors get LOTS of free meds and can provide you with some. See if your meds can be provided by Walmart, SAMS, Krogers or some of the drug stores on the $4 list. I'll keep you in my prayers.

GabbyPA 2010-09-15 19:32:57 -0500 Report

Are you out of control because you are off your meds or because you are stressing out? Believe it or not, stress, specially this kind of it, makes your levels jump.
Does the control have to be in school or does it have to happen before you finish school?

I am uninsured and I go to a local clinic that I found through the hospital here. I am charged on a sliding scale and my labs are $5 and my doctor visits are $10. They work hard to keep me on the generic meds. It might not be the best, but it is better than nothing. So seek that in your area. They are hard to find, so ask the hospitals about a "free program" and that will usually lead to a clinic. 2010-09-16 02:10:11 -0500 Report

Cayenne pepper pills will drop your blood sugar. They are also sold as Capsacin. This is a potential temp cure for diabetes, since mice injected with active ingredient in their pancreas were no longer diabetic for a period of 3 months. At that time the protein sheath around the islet cells came back.
Another thing that will drop blood sugar far and fast is wheatgrass juice. Avoid blended drinks and grind your own if necessary because when they cut it with other stuff it is usually super sugary juices.

GabbyPA 2010-09-18 22:22:19 -0500 Report

Let me ask you about wheat grass. Can you purchase wheat berries in the bulk food stores and sprout your own wheat grass like you would mung beans or alfalfa sprouts?

RAYT721 2010-09-15 16:44:15 -0500 Report

Does your school offer affordable health coverage? Does the school have any ties with clinical trials, research, or other plans or suggestions that can help? Speak with those in charge of the medical program(s) because the odds are you are not the only student in your situation.

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