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.
Look at these articles:
Diabulimia to lose weight -My Story
Is Diabulmia really that bad for me?
Losing weight with diabetes
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All over the world people with diabetes are slacking off how well they control their diabetes. Their A1C levels are climbing to 7.0 percent or more, apparently blessed by scientific research. Researchers designed the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes trial, universally known as ACCORD , hoped to prove that we would have fewer heart attacks and strokes when we able to bring our A1C levels below 6.0 percent. Instead, they were surprised to discover that 257 patients in the intensive-therapy group died, compared with 203 patients in the standard-therapy group. Consequently, they terminated the intensive therapy regime 17 months before the scheduled end of the study. The shock waves of that study continue to reverberate. At the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in Houston earlier this month a panel of experts brought up this issue, and I responded. "I can't help but wondering," I asked , "if the problem wasn't tight control, b...
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