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When we act like responsible adults, we always look at the expiration dates on the containers of prescription medicine and over-the-counter drugs that we use. Just to give one example, I can't count the number of times that I have tossed old aspirin tablets. Now, it turns out, I was throwing away my money. From now on I will be saving money after reading an article in the current issue of my favorite health newsletter, which I subscribe to the old-fashioned way, on paper. The article, "Out on a date" in the October issue of the " UC Berkeley Wellness Letter ," explains that expiration dates are guarantees that prescription and over-the-counter drugs will be both potent and safe until then. But they don't mean that after the expiration date, they won't be effective or safe. It all comes down to money. Ours and that of the drug companies. "In many cases, drugs are stable for longer," the article concludes, "but there's little incentive for manufacturers to test them to see how long they will ...
How much weight can I lose by not taking my insulin and how long will it take?
By not taking insulin in order to lose weight means you will be practicing an eating disorder known as "diabulimia." You will lose weight, but you will also permanently damage your eyes, kidneys, fingers, toes, liver and overall circulatory system as a result of dangerously high blood sugars.
Essentially, you will be in an almost catatonic state, risking real death, in order to TEMPORARILY LOSE WEIGHT.
After you lose the weight through diabulimia you'll have two choices:
-start taking your insulin again and gain the weight back because your body will try to recover from all of the damage you just did to it.
-be hospitalized with serious DKA, or wind up in a coma, or die.
Diabulimia is not a joke.
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It has long been known that medical conditions play a role in your emotions (see blog on Diabetes and your Emotions ). Generally, most people are able to overcome the ebb and flow of unpleasant emotions and move forward. However, many adults and teens develop more complex feelings related to diabetes that prevent them from functioning well in their usual surroundings at home, school, or workplace. When your feelings or behavior prevent attention to normal activities, it is time to seek help. Many diabetes teams have a psychologist or a clinical social worker that may be able to help you or they may refer you to another healthcare provider. There are a number of common psychological conditions that are known to be associated with diabetes, including anxiety, denial, depression, diabulemia , and drug or substance abuse.
Anxiety is extremely common-it is natural to be anxious when learning how to give insulin injections, carbohydrate count, check blood sugars, etc. If you have maste...
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