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allergic to insulin

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by sarah1994312, Apr 22, 2022.

  1. sarah1994312

    sarah1994312 Type 2 · Newbie

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    My grandfather has diabetes and because of this, he lost his big toe.
    His blood sugar goes up and down quickly and he can not use insulin(because he is allergic). Do you know a food that can help?
     
  2. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    What type of diabetes? Type 1 or 2 or some rare type? This is essential to know as the answers can vary a lot depending what the fundamental cause is.

    How is he currently controlling it? What does he typically eat? Can he join the forum himself? All these questions are relevant before anyone can hope to help.

    It’s great you want to help and that he has your support.
     
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  3. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Welcome to the forums.

    As @HSSS already said it would be really helpful to know what type of diabetes he has before answering this, but what sort of foods does he eat at the moment? It is possible that reducing the carbohydrate in his diet would help him. @HSSS has a couple of very useful links at the end of her post in her signature.
     
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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There are quite a few different long and short acting insulin. If your grandfather is allergic to one, it's possibly the preservatives in it. Has he tried different ones, that have different preservatives, to see if there might be one he's ok with?
     
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  5. sarah1994312

    sarah1994312 Type 2 · Newbie

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    thank you
    Type 2 diabetes - after heart surgery.
    It lowers with pills and raises with sweets
     
  6. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    I appreciate you might not have the information but “pills” really isn’t specific enough to avoid some potentially misleading answers. Sweets will not be the only food raising his levels. All carbohydrates will to some extent not just actual sugar. That’s all colours, all types. The extent of the rise varies, as does the speed, but all carbs turn to glucose (sugar) as they digest - except fibre.

    Can I suggest you have a read of the links below this message in red and gain a wider understanding of type 2 yourself and then offer to share this with your grandfather. If he’s interested you can delve deeper together. He has to want to take control for it to work
     
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