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Started by: dartgirl
On: 04/10/2016 | 20:48
Replies: 18

by: dartgirl
on: 04/10/2016 | 20:48

Just been watching Panorama it's about Diabetes,It's an eye open,I was shocked to see what it does to you.😱 It was on last can watch on BBC Catch up.

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by: nosh2
on: 04/10/2016 | 20:54
my mums diabetic and its really scary as she on insulion she tales care if her diet but still her sugar us sky high @ times
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by: newlife1
on: 04/10/2016 | 20:56

dartgirl wrote:


Just been watching Panorama it's about Diabetes,It's an eye open,I was shocked to see what it does to you.😱 It was on last can watch on BBC Catch up.


Hi there, don't get scared, it only does real harm if you don't take the adviice of doctors. People live years with diabetes, but you can get eyesight problems, problems with bad feet, sometimes causing gangrene,  but as I said, if you take medical advice, you can live just with sensible diet, or tablets.  You only end up needing injections if it gets serious, and that is usually due to the person themselves not heeding advice.

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by: san2016
on: 04/10/2016 | 20:57
So is my mum and Yh same with mum too @nosh2
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by: nosh2
on: 04/10/2016 | 20:59
@san2016 its very scary like she has her good days n bad days
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by: stevenbentley
on: 04/10/2016 | 21:08
Stick to a healthy diet throw in a little exercise and life is good, if you're going to listen to a doctor then please see a diabetic specialist as most of the GP's I've seen don't seem to have a clue. But on a serious note there's nothing scary about it you just have to respect it and treat it right.
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by: ceejays
on: 05/10/2016 | 00:22

keep your waistline under control, and eat less fatty foods,and  plenty of exercise, doctors no nothing about diabetes they all have different oppinions including the so called specialist nurses

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by: andyslc
on: 05/10/2016 | 04:18
@newlife1 Type 1 diabetics always end up needing injections because it is an autoimmune response where the body mistakes insulin creating cells for a foreign body and attacks it. Type 2 can be controlled by diet/tablets/insulin depending on severity.

@ceejays that's rather a sweeping statement. I ve met some very knowledgable doctors in my 24 years as a diabetic, and that includes my G.P.s over the years. Specialist nurses in GP surgeries aren't so good in my experience but the Diabetes Specialist Nurses in hospitals I ve found to be excellent.
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by: shubberdog
on: 05/10/2016 | 04:25
Unfortunately most of the medical profession do not understand type two diabetes what they don't tell you probably because they don't know themselves is you must reduce carbohydrates intake to reduce blood sugar level the advantage of a low carb diet is you will lose weight as well unfortunately it is difficult to follow a low carb diet especially if you want to eat out reducing fat in the diet is less important with diabetes and of cause more exercise is good but that is true for everyone
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by: misspage
on: 05/10/2016 | 06:40
@ceejays, you appear to have had a bad experience but please do not think all doctors and specialists don't know anything about diabetes. Specialist Nurses are brilliant, or at least the ones I've met are
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