By hogrider37 Latest Reply 2011-03-09 21:23:16 -0600
Started 2010-10-15 06:44:29 -0500

This is not really a discussion. I have 8 bottles of Humulin N U-100 and a box and a halb of BD Insulin syringes. A Coworkers husband passed away and were looking for someone that needs this. Im in South new Jersey just outside Atlantic City. We want someone who nneds this, not someone wanting it to sell. If you live in the South New jersey area and are in a situation that this could help you please let me know asap. If we dont find someone soon well give it to a clinic. But first Id like to give my friends on here a chance to take it. As I said get back to me ASAP. Leave me a message here or directly at my email address small thanks.

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hogrider37 2010-10-15 08:55:03 -0500 Report

This man had more thing wrong with him that affected his diabetes. Stroke, heart, kidney disease, dialasys, among many other problems. He died of a massive heart attack in his sleep. It was very quick and unexpected. Working in the medical field I have the opportunity to see first hand what diabetes does to the body if not taken care of right. I see on a daily basis stroke victims, eye sight, vascular disorders such as limb loss, gangrene, ulcers. Its not a pretty sight. Most people only see the things suh as vision problems and diabetic neuropathy. here is a whole list of things that can happen from diabetes if not taken care of. Sorry forthe long speech, but thanks for reading it.

Hops 2010-10-15 08:21:14 -0500 Report

Curious how does one end up with eight vials of any insulin? My insurer
allows me one extra vial of Humalog at the start of each year and one vial each month since I typically use about 1,000 units a month. Sorry about the
passing away of your coworker. if I required four to eight times the average amount of insulin of the non diabetic then I would start examining how my diet, exercise or lack there of, and my non diabetes prescriptions require my body to demand so much insulin.

kdroberts 2010-10-15 10:11:27 -0500 Report

I had 15 humalog cartridges in my fridge at one point, that's 4500 units. I take a lot less than 1000 units a month but my prescription was written in such a way where I could get a 90 day supply of 5 cartridges a month. If I filled the refill each time I could I would have over 12,000 units in my fridge. I also had over 1800 test strips in a draw at one point as well. Having a lot of supplies on hand doesn't mean you are doing something wrong or that there is something to examine. It's also impossible to really say how much insulin a non-diabetic produces during the day since it's such a different mechanism than injected insulin so I'm not really sure where you get your "if I required four to eight times the average amount of insulin of the non diabetic" statement from. A type 1 with insulin resistance will require a significant amount of insulin, possibly a vial or two a week, even with exercise and a low carb diet.

Hops 2010-10-15 14:23:58 -0500 Report

Thanks for your reply. In my support group the insulin resistant insulin dependent diabetics find they require less insulin while reducing their consumption of simple carbohydrates and increasing their physical activities which also causes weight loss. You can imagine how much these people love the fact that they are losing weight while requiring less insulin. It is wonderful seeing how inspired they become to enjoy better health. Two members have gone off all diabetes medications.

hogrider37 2010-10-15 14:39:20 -0500 Report

Your absoulutely right. Ive seen people come off their medications and insulins completely becasue the excersized and controled their carb intake. This poor mans diabetes got the best of him. Very ugly nasty ulcers on his legs that he was getting debriedements at least once a week. Due to that and the fact he had neuropathy so bad it hurt him to stand, he was wheel chair bound. Then he started losing his eye sight then his kidneys so he was on dialysis 3 times a week. It also affected his heart which in the end led to his death. I hope you get to see more members come off their meds because that would be great. I know too many people that were the opposite. Losing to diabetes. Well good luck to you and your group and hope you all can get off meds for good.

Hops 2010-10-15 18:45:51 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed as a juvenile diabetic. The best I can do is exercise a great deal and some lunches I don't require any Humalog since those lunches are carb free. Often I speak with type 2 diabetics who somehow never received any training about the perpetual balancing act we must do between diet, medication, exercise and never had the chance of believing it is much better that you control your diabetes rather than the other way around. I recognize many similarities between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and am so fortunate to be alive and well without any problem more severe than hypoglycemic unawareness. Our goal is to drastically raise awareness that with community help diabetes is manageable and in some cases preventable. It will be a big help when health care providers agree with us that the cost savings from healthy diabetes management is well worth the effort. I know some doctors who are "insulin resistant." They don't prescribe insulin for type 2 diabetics until these patients already have complications. We really need to be preventive in diabetes care.

hogrider37 2010-10-18 06:55:37 -0500 Report

Sorry it took me so long to reply, I left early friday and was away all weekend. I garee with you 100%. The only way to raise awareness is to get people to look, read, understand and help. But that can be easier said than done. Most people dont want to know because it'll never happen to me so I dont care. The only ones that understand is those that have it. So we have to do something to be able to raise awareness.

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