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Diabetes and Arthritis

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by anna29, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. Ruth B

    Ruth B Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm just starting down the long road of arthritis, for the last few years I have been noticing it in my fingers and shoulders. It isn't surprising, its all the way up the female side of my family, both osteo and occasionally rumatoid arthritis. At the moment keeping the extremities warm and flexible seems to hold it at bay most of the time. Some tips i have learnt are:

    Always carry a spare pair of gloves, their is nothing worse than having to put on a wet, cold pair to walk home after visiting someone where you had a chance to warm up and dry off.

    If you use a hot water bottle in bed make sure it has a cover on it, fake fur ones are readily available and not only protect you from burning your feet but also keep the water bottle warm for longer. (Mine normally gets left in the bed during the day much to the cats' delight they can still sense the heat right into the evening)

    I am not sure if any one has mentioned copper bracelets. Don't ask me how or why they work but mine does seem to help for me and it is recognised more generally that they can help.. Whenever I start feeling the soreness coming on I start wearing the bracelet again and it does seem to hold it off for a bit. I normally have to wear it for a few days to notice any difference, I guess I should where it constantly but I find it gets in the way when I am on the keyboard so come the warm weather it gets forgotten until the pain becomes noticable. My mother was a nurse and worked for many years on wards caring for elderly patients, she actually noticed how often the ring finger was the last to be effected, occasionally even remaining unswollen and painfree when the rest of the hand was curled up almost claw like from arthritis, so maybe metals in general have some effect. Doesn't work for everyone, but one think this forum has taught us is that we are all different.
     
  2. chrisloters

    chrisloters Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi guys!

    I have been dealing with joint inflammation due to Rheumatoid arthritis for years now. We had been looking for alternative to deal with the inflammation and the pain, we're getting old and we cannot rely on pain reliever for the rest of my life. My doctor said to try omega 3 supplements is an alternative anti inflammatory that i can try out. I've been searching around only to find out that my wife has these supplements http://visiongroupcorp.com/omega3.html to lower down her cholesterol level, i read the label and surely enough it got enough omega 3 and been taking it since. Doc says it also good for the heart and brains, so long as it works for the pain i got no complaint.
     
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  3. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    diet can play a big part in arthritis too
    Dr. Gary Fettke - 'A 'Nutritional' model of Inflammation & Modern Disease'


    a lot of reading for when you have time
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf it’s a long page and a video
    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/lowcarbliving/a/Food-Cravings.htm For me, the more carbs we eat the more carbs we want. they don’t give up easy.
    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/lowcarb101/a/firstweek.htm

    http://www.lowcarbdietitian.com/blog/carbohydrate-restriction-an-option-for-diabetes-management

    blood testing
    http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/14045524.php
    http://www.homehealth-uk.com/medical/blood_glucose_monitor_testing.htm

    food counting
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

    Newcastle diet aims in 8+ weeks to mimic or better the rate of ~80% remission, for surgery T2
    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/magres/research/diabetes/
    http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2010/mar/weight-loss-surgery-and-type-2-diabetes.html

    American diabetic association ( http://www.professional.diabetes.org/)
    http://www.professional.diabetes.or...=DP&s_src=vanity&s_subsrc=nutritionguidelines

    Evidence is inconclusive for an ideal amount of total fat intake for people with diabetes;
    therefore, goals should be individualized; fat quality appears to be far more important than quantity.

    In people with type 2 diabetes, a Mediterranean-style, MUFA-rich eating pattern may benefit
    glycemic control and CVD risk factors and can therefore be recommended as an effective alternative to a lower-fat, higher-carbohydrate eating pattern.
     
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  4. chrisloters

    chrisloters Type 2 · Newbie

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    Thank you Jack, these were a lot of reference that we can look at. We've lowered down our carb intake, doc sez carb where broken down to sugar, which is the ones that we are trying to manage. My wife watches over my diet she's feeding me loads of green! Told her that if a grew a beard, I'm gonna be full grown old goat! Sometimes we're a bit stubborn, but so long as there are people around us that provide support, i guess we can't go wrong... Thanks again!
     
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    poshtotty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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