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General links for diabetes

Discussion in 'Community Submitted Guides & Links' started by sugarless sue, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Dennis

    Dennis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    jfairy Type 1 · Active Member

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    thanks for these links , really useful .I can now show my other half what hba1c is all about !:D
     
  3. Dennis

    Dennis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  4. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    I have just added 3 new insulin info links to the "links" page.Can some of you insulin users look them over and tell me if the info is current and useful. I am trying to learn about different insulins but the amount of info is very confusing.A definitive link we can point new users at would be good.The last link i added looks good but I have no idea if it is up to date or not!!

    Knowledge is the key to control
     
  5. Alan S

    Alan S Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Some I've collected over a period:

    Books and Links
    http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com/2006/ ... links.html

    Books

    The two books below are worth reading. I benefited most from Gretchen Becker's book, but Bernstein also has a wealth of good ideas. It's a smorgasbord - I take what works for me, and leave what doesn't suit me.

    Available from your library, good bookstore or Amazon. No - I don't get a commission.

    The First Year, Type 2 Diabetes, An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. Author: Gretchen Becker. ISBN 1-56924-646-0

    Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution, Revised and Updated, by Richard K, Bernstein, M.D.,ISBN 0-316-09906-6.

    Magazines

    All the magazines I've read on diabetes were only suitable for one thing - and they were too glossy to even be much use for that. The same applies to all "Diabetes Recipes" books and magazines.


    Links

    I've listed some links below, but by far the most important one is
    http://www.alt-support-diabetes.org/NewlyDiagnosed.htm

    This is not an exhaustive list, but some, like Mendosa, have links to many others. Those which require registration have never sent me a spam or promotion.

    A.S.D. home page
    http://www.alt-support-diabetes.org/

    Testing and dietary control (all are Jennifer's advice):
    http://www.alt-support-diabetes.org/NewlyDiagnosed.htm
    http://jennifer.flyingrat.net/
    http://www.diabetic-talk.org/jennifer.htm

    General Diabetes Information:

    The misc.health.diabetes FAQs
    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/diabetes/

    David Mendosa
    http://www.mendosa.com

    Joslin
    http://joslin.org

    The AACE
    http://www.aace.com/index.php

    The ADA
    http://www.diabetes.org/home.jsp

    Diabetes Australia
    http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/home/index.htm

    Diabetes UK
    http://www.diabetes.org.uk/home.htm

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
    http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/

    UK Prospective Diabetes Study (Type 2)
    http://www.dtu.ox.ac.uk/index.php

    Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) (Type 1)
    http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/control/

    Medical Research Search Engines (registration required):

    Highwire (A brilliant Stanford U site)
    http://highwire.stanford.edu/

    Medscape
    http://www.medscape.com/medscapetoday

    Google Scholar
    http://scholar.google.com/advanced_scholar_search

    Discussion Groups

    Yahoo
    Diabetes World
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/diabetesworld/
    Australian Diabetics
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/au ... diabetics/
    Diabetic
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/diabetic/

    The ADA Forum
    http://community.diabetes.org/n/pfx/for ... g=adatype2

    Diabetic Talk Chat Room:
    http://www.diabetic-talk.org/

    And finally, a great Australian support site which accepts international members for young adults with diabetes (mainly Type 1):
    http://realitycheck.org.au/

    I attempt to keep them current - please let me know if any links have changed.



    Alan, T2, Australia

    Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter
     
  6. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    Cheers ,Alan ,that'll keep us reading for a while!

    Knowledge is the key to control
     
  7. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    Re: links for type 2 diabetes

    Dennis ,I put the updated link fro NICE into the thread under medications.
     
  8. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    I've copied this excellent post by Dennis as I think it is worth a place as a "stickie".

    If I could just take you up on a couple of your points (no sandbags needed), "Carbohydrates are full of vitamins" - absolutely spot on. For example
    Vit A - fruits and vegetables, including carrots, sweet potato, chili peppers, spinach, kale, spring greens, cantaloupe melon, mango, cabbage
    Vit B1 - sunflower seeds, fruits, vegetables
    Vit B2 - soy beans, broccoli
    Vit B3 - grapenuts, peanuts, peanut butter, asparagus, almonds
    Vit B5 - alfalfa sprouts, peas, lentils, mushrooms
    Vit B6 - lentils, fruits (esp banana and prunes)
    Vit C - fruits (like, blackcurrants, citrus fruits, guava, kiwi fruit, oranges, papaya, rosehips, strawberries) and lightly boiled or raw vegetables (like, red chili peppers, bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, spring greens)
    Vit E - soy beans, almonds, hazelnuts and sunflower seeds, fruits, avocadoes, sun-dried tomatoes, and leafy green vegetables
    Vit H - nuts and fruits
    Vit K - green tea, dark green leafy vegetables, skins of fruit and vegetables
    The point is that nobody has ever suggested that you should not eat these, or eat less of them. They all contain sensible amounts of carbs, but also other beneficial things such as fibre and cis oils. The big problem is that we are constantly told by the "experts" to eat diets high in carbohydrate in the form of bread, pasta, potatoes and rice. All these will do is provide a carbohydrate overload, resulting in unnecessarily high blood sugars.

    You also said "Heart disease is this country's biggest killer, and as diabetics we already have an increased risk of developing it. So why take the chance? Why not just cut down a bit on the fat?" Its not just in the UK this applies but also in the US. Sometime around 2005 the American Medical Association (in response to the huge increase in heart disease) commissioned Stanford University to undertake an independent year-long research into the relative merits of low carb/high protein, medium carb & protein and high carb/low protein diets, particularly with regard to the effects on cholesterol. Stanford was chosen because they are renowned for their impartiality - they refuse to accept commercial funding for any research they undertake.

    Stanford used Atkins as the low carb diet, Zone as the mid range diet, LEARN the high carb diet, and Ornish as the extremely high carb and almost zero fat diet. The results were made public in 2007 and surprised many by showing that those on the low carb diet (Atkins) initially showed a rise in all lipids (LDL, HDL and Trigs), but by the end of the year they registered the greatest decrease in LDL and blood pressure and the greatest increase in HDL. It is this research that is now starting to change governmental thinking on what should constitute a balanced "heart-protective" diet and has lead the US to announce new guidelines that protein and carbohydrates should be eaten in equal parts. In the US government bodies are at last starting to realise that, when they have been advocating a national diet high in carbs and low in fats and proteins for the last 20 years, and throughout that period heart disease has been rising, perhaps they didn't really understand the mechanics of heart disease after all!!Dennis
     
  9. spaboy001

    spaboy001 · Newbie

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    Hello folks and fellow sufferers I have been diagnosed as type 2 for about 2 years controlled by 3 x 500 mg Metformin, no adverse side effects, would like to tell you about some drug trials i am on with Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Surrey University under Professor Nicholson in Diabetic Nuropathy. Now I had never heard of this problem from my GP ,nurse etc. It was only after some research into Diabetes in America that I was told about Vitamin D which I took prior to my reading about the trials in the Bournemoth Daily Echo. So along I went with great trpidation as we all do to meet my Nurse Hannah and Dr Ravi at the Diabetic Clinic, well I need not have been they were kindness personified, Dr Ravi was perplexed about my self treatment with vitamin D which i do not recommend,(see your GP first please) I was chatted too by both and asked to return later for a long medical to see if i was a suitable subject.Then I got the Ok and I was in. I had to stop using the vitamin D so back came the pains in my feet again I was crippled again with pain, but off I went to meet the others in our group at RBH with Nurse Hannah and Dr Ravi, well they were great putting us at ease and dishing out the pills we were to take. We were told when to report back for transport to Surrey University. So we all assembled, a motley crew, in the Diabetic clinic on the Tuesday at 14.00 and off we went by mini bus with Nurse Hannah. We arrived at the CRC, Clinical Research Centre at Surrey University by the nicest Nurses i have ever met in my life, we were shown to our cabins, metal rooms, no noise to interfer with our sleep etc. then back to the lounge for a general chat about the do's and dont's, then we had a probe inserted into our tums to watch our sugars 24/7 this was in addition to the accu watches we were already wearing. Blood sugars taken, temperatures taken, by this time it was time for diner.The food was fab as were all the staff. Then well we fell about laughing as wew were told we were to be wired up to computers all night long, well we all changed into our pj's and the boffins came into start glueing these electrodes to our heads, arms, legs, middles,chests etc. we looked like something from Dr Who. Under data protection laws I am not allowed to say anything about my friends on the trials with me, but lets just say we all looked at each other and fell about laughing, we looked a sight. However if it helped others so beit we would go ahead with it. Eventually it was time to take our pills and we all sat at the table in the lounge and all took them together and drank our water etc and off we went to bed to be connected to our boxes to the computers. well we had a good laugh(in the morning)after various instructions we tried to sleep, by the way no lights on during the night no tele in our romms and if we needed the loo we had to call the nurses via the button all good fun .Then it was morning on went the lights and a wakey wakey call.then it was time for breakfast, blood test temperatures followed by tests tests lunch etc so on and so on. If you realy want to know more please ask and I will tell you.
    Well by the first morning I was no longer in pain I could walk again without pain and my hands were straight instead of being like tight fists, and my toes were warm.Since then i have gone on to amaze the staff at the CRC and I hope it will continue for the rest of my life this is my second chance a big thank you to all the staff and nurses at the CRC at Surrey University and a big kiss to Hannah for taking me on to these trials and a big thank you to Dr Ravi for accepting me onto the programme. I shall be sorry when the trials are over however we have all agreed to stay in touch and continue to bounce ideas off each other.

    I am so much better my moods are no longer dark one, my temper is better than its been for years and I am no longer upsetting my long suffering wife Jean nor my two children Caroline 17 and Becky 13, and I feel 30 years younger than my real age of 61. So please dont suffer pain in sl#ilence as iI did go to your GP and tell them or your diabetic Nurse and get help before it is too late.
    Peter hammerton Christchurch Dorset.
     
  10. Lindy-lou

    Lindy-lou · Member

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    Re: links for type 2 diabetes

    Totally off-topic and at the risk of being branded a know-it-all :oops: Just thought I'd mention the headings, if you are interested! Changing the '<' and '>' symbols on either side of letter b to '[' and ']' should enable the text to appear in bold. Hope you don't mind me mentioning it! :wink:
     
  11. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    Re: links for type 2 diabetes

    Oh yes so it does,,clever!! :D :D
     
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    timo2 · Well-Known Member

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    Companies currently developing cures/enhanced treatments for type 1 and type 2 diabetes

    Tolerx website (Immunomodulation)
    Article (Apr 08)

    Living Cell Technologies website (Xenotransplantation)
    News (Oct 2008)
    LCT reports benefits for diabetics with Diabecell Implants (Feb 11, 2009)

    CureDM website (Islet neogenesis)
    Novel Diabetes Drug Discovery Has Potential To Reverse Disease (28 Jan 2009)

    MacroGenics, Inc. (Immunomodulation)

    ReNeuron (Stem cell therapies)
    Stem cell boost for ReNeuron (Times Online, January 20, 2009)

    Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (Stem cell therapy)
    Medical News Today (27 Jun 2008)

    enGene, Inc. (Cell modification)
    News June 19th, 2008

    Draper Laboratory, Biomedical Engineering (Glucose-sensitive nanoparticle tattoo)
    Nano Ink 'Tattoo' Could Monitor Diabetes (Feb. 12, 2009)

    SmartCells, Inc (Self-adjusting insulin)
    Drug for diabetes dispenses insulin in response to glucose levels (Technology review Oct 30, 2008)
    Slideshow (Apr 6, 2009)

    Generex (Oral insulin)
    Generex Oral-lyn™ presented at Conference on Advances in Diabetes Therapy (02/03/09)

    Diakine Therapeutics (Immunomodulation)
    DiaKine Therapeutics And Kinexum Metabolics Develop Combination Treatment (08 May 2008)

    Novocell, Inc. (Stem cell engineering and cell encapsulation)
    Novocell, Yamanaka make dream team against diabetes (December 10, 2008)
    Novocell Forms Deal with Pfizer to Research Stem Cells for Diabetes (12/19/08)

    Geron Corporation (Stem-cell based therapeutics)
    Geron: the world leader working on a shoestring budget (The Times, January 23, 2009)

    Transition Therapeutics Inc. (Islet neogenesis)

    Andromeda Biotech (Immunomodulation)
    Andromeda Biotech Announces Successful Phase III Interim Results Of DiaPep277 (02 Jan 2009)

    DeveloGen

    Cerco Medical

    Diamyd Medical (Autoimmune type 1 vaccine)
    DIAMYD® COMBINATION TRIAL GETS APPROVAL FROM FDA (February 5, 2009)

    Also of interest:

    Denise Faustman, MD, PhD website
    Daily Mail Article(Mar 2008)
    Dr. Denise Faustman Interview (Sept 08)

    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (International)
    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (UK)

    Human trials information
    http://joshualevy.pbwiki.com/DiabetesCureReadyForHumanTrials

    Latest diabetes news:
    Medical news today
    Eurekalert

    [LAST EDIT: 21/07/09]
     
  13. Stuboy

    Stuboy · Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to post a link if i may, Feel free to remove it im not sure if im breaking any rules or not, as this if a diabetes forum.

    http://www.diabetesforums.com - i've learn SO much about diabetes and myself on this site. Over 12,000 members from all over the world. A lot of regulars there too always willing to share info or lend an ear for a rant.

    http://www.diabetesmine.com - a blog i visit regularly and usually talks about the latest gadgets and technology in treatment and diets etc.

    http://www.diabetesforums.com/forum/con ... /bolus.php - part of the diabetesforums site, i use this calculator everyday to work out my lunch time bolus :D it works for mmol/l numbers as well as mg/dl.
     
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