Diabetes Treatments

Overview

Finding the right diabetes treatment for you can be difficult. This section is packed with research, information and reviews on the most common diabetes treatments, including oral medications, insulin, alternative treatments, diabetes diet plans and more. Read first-hand reviews from other people with diabetes about treatment side effects and benefits, and learn more about the latest diabetes treatment research.

Latest Diabetes Treatment Reviews

Magnesium


Magnesium is critical in so many ways ...

Pros: I've been "diabetic" since 1987 when I was pregnant with my second son. It's a very long story, but fast-forwarding to the past 6 months, I've discovered that I've been magnesium deficient for a very long time. I've been taking 600-900 magnesium glycinate daily, and go in to my Functional Medicine provider periodically for IV magnesium treatments. These help tremendously - I can actually SEE my circulation improve during the treatment, and I can feel my muscles throughout my body relax. Magnesium is a critical mineral for our bodies and works synergistically with others. If you have the time to do some research, I think you'll be very interested in learning more :-)

Cons: There are different types of magnesium. Taking too much can cause problems (i.e., diarrhea) rather than help. Do your studying and/or ask your doctor for guidance.

Overall: Taking magnesium and keeping my imbalance corrected has truly made a difference in how I feel and function on a daily basis. In my opinion, it's worth the time and effort to go in for blood tests periodically to check magnesium levels and other vitamin/minerals/enzymes.

By Anonymous

MiniMed Paradigm 522 Insulin Pump


Metronic has newer pumps now

Pros: Medtronic now has the 530G pump with Enlite (CGM) . It is the 1st artificial pancreas device system with "Threshold Suspend" approved by the FDA. If I had coverage for a CGM, I would upgrade my Minimed Paradigm Revel 523 pump to this new system. I've used my current pump for the past 3 years and have gained greater control with fewer hypo episodes. I love the Bolus Wizard that calculates my dosages for me based on current BG levels and input on Carbohydrates. I love the flexibilty of being able to increase or reduce my basal levels based on factors such as illness or exercise. I love having dosages calculated to 1/100th of a unit.

Cons: Not waterproof. Not tubeless

Overall: Exceptionally positive

By Type1Lou