Quoted TextLast time I saw him he said it would be better if my HbA1C was lower - I tend not to believe this as a non-diabetic colleague has a far, far worse problem.
Quoted TextWhist my HbA1c, currently 8.2, could be better I do not think it is pertinent to the condition - if it was double digits maybe!
In actual fact, depending on the cause of the T2 diabetes, some people can actually reverse it. I am none too sure of the mechanism and it does depend on exactly which bit of the endocrine system is broken, nor will it work for everyone.... but Sedge, remember Wallycorker?Quoted TextI still understand from what I've been reading that for some people, if they reduce their weight, and improve their diet, they can improve their IR, and if there isn't any/too much permanent damage done to their beta cells, that they may not progress to actually being diabetic.
Quoted from Pattidevans.......... but Sedge, remember Wallycorker?...........
Quoted from sedgeWhere have you been banned from then, John?
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Hi Sedge - It's good to hear from you!
As I remember things, I'm banned from the "Diabetes.co.uk" forum (I've been banned from that one twice) and the "Diabetes for Life" forum (I was very quickly banned from that one).
Also, I'm very unwelcome on the "DiabetesForum.com" and on this forum too.
I'm not very welcome by at least one of the moderators on the "Diabetes UK" forum either.
There may be other forums too without stretching my memory too far. Remembering things gets difficult these days at my age - or maybe quite simply because I'm starving my brain by not eating enough starchy carbohydrate!
In general, these days, I try to keep from being banned on forums by not posting on them very often.
Despite all that, seemingly, I'm still doing just fine by normal Type 2 standards - apart from regaining some weight that is!
Very best wishes as always - John
Quoted TextVery best wishes as always - John
The active ingredient in Lamisil, so presumably a generic version of it.Quoted TextTerbinafine Hydrochloride is the tablet my GP gave me.
No, both the podiatrist and I felt that the Topisol removed or at least mitigated the infection, but it was the original infection which had done the damage to the nail bed. We are not sure why it took so long to appear after that, but I've noticed over the years that nothing happens quickly with nails.Quoted from PattidevansDo you think the Topisol had anything to do with the nail detaching?
Quoted from lozzarkMy doc said it was safe. I took it for a suspected fungal infection. It does have a potential shed load of side effects though
Quoted from coletteI have never seen anything like that over here. They do sell medicines over the counter but its certainly not like Boots where you can browse around and find what you want. So unless you ask for a particular product its unlikely you would find it in the pharmacy. That's a real pain for me over here. I would really love to get something that would deal effectively with the awful catarrh (and still the bad taste in my mouth) but I can't be asked to even try to explain it to the pharmacist. Just to walk around the chemist pick up a product, read the blurb and get it would be heaven. Ah well I'm home in June for a month.
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My dh's chiropodist said she wasn't happy with my dh getting this medication as it has so many bad side effects and she had had several patients get serious liver problems with it. My dh is now scheduled to see a dermatology consultant about his fungal toenails as they've gone on for four years now and don't respond to any over the counter treatment or any chiropody treatment. Here's hoping the dermatologist comes up with something effective...other than Lamisil that is.
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I've also used manuka honey topically, but it did not seem to do anything.
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I found my old bottle.
It's called Topionic. Here is the Spanish page. Translated it appears to be an antiseptic called povidione-iodine. It worked, but not well enough to prevent the later damage.
PS Not for toes or nails, but a month ago I developed a small area of fungal infection on the web between my middle and fourth finger on my right hand. The chemist recommended Hydrozole which contains "hydrocortisone (it belongs to the group of medicines called corticosteroids) and clotrimazole (it belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals)." I've not noticed any BG effects from the tiny amount of corticosteroids I rub on.
It has worked pretty well stopping the inflammation and spread but isn't getting rid of the final vestiges which are hanging around annoyingly.
This afternoon I found myself marvelling at the cost of pregnancy tests whilst waiting.... they're mega expensive. Back in my day they were about £2.Quoted TextCan you tell I sometimes get bored waiting for them to make up scripts and look for weird and wonderful things to read on bottles?
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