Diabetes Treatments

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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

Gabapentin


Gabapentin
 

Pros: This medication at first worked. I could tell a difference in my level of pain when I did not have this medication.

Cons: As time went on this medication stopped working.

Overall: I am currently taking 800mg 4 times a day. The VA says that this is the maximum dose allowed. I have been on this medication for 15 years now along with The 100mg of Tramadol every six hours as needed for pain. Neither of these medications are working. My pain is so severe at night that I lose a lot of sleep due to this. I have explained to my VA doctor that these medications have stopped working on me and that I need another approach. While I don't like narcotic pain medications I think that I need to look into something such as Hydrocodone low dose before bedtime. Nothing too extreme just something to take the edge off and help me sleep. The VA tried telling me that they don't write that kind of medication but I know better. People have a right to be out of pain. Its just so many people have abused the system that people who truly need that kind of medication can't get help with it. And even if they do they are looked at like criminals if they ask for it. Gabapentin while it may work for some it has stopped working for me. My quality of life has been dramatically changed because this medication has stopped working.

By Diabetes Force

Accu-Chek Aviva Meter


AccuCheck Aviva Meter
 

Pros: This meter has been pretty decent in that it gives you averages of your overall blood sugar such as 7, 14, 30, and 90 day averages as does most meters. It also allows you to log before and after meal notations to help you.

Cons: While this meter is good I would like to have more options with it such as trending blood sugars. This meter is the only meter that the VA seems to offer. They need to allow for other meters to be used by patients. I would like to also have a meter that would allow you to log carbs, insulin, etc. A personal log book if you will.

Overall: My overall experience with this glucose monitor has been pretty decent.

By Diabetes Force