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   Posted 9/7/2005 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
On britt90's question about diabetic seizures,
Searchin' said...
dmcT1 = Thanks so much for sharing. Since you have lived with diabetes for such a long time, I was wondering if you would also share with us whether or not you have any diabetic complications yet? You are a very brave person and I admire you a lot because of the length of time you have been challenged by diabetes. Thanks again for sharing. Sincerely, Searchin'

So I thought I'd like to take this opportunity to answer it, in a non-offtopic way... tongue

Thanks again for that post. But to be honest, I can't really take any credit for being brave with diabetes. It's not like I chose it! Oh I do wish they would just go away! tongue But anyway, life's still too sweet for me to give in to it. So yeah, I think I know what you mean.

about complications... Like serious ones?
Yeah, I've got one. confused I was diagnosed proliferative diabetic retinopathy onApril '04. My left eyesight then was already pretty bad. I thought the right one was actually pretty good, but it wasn't. I was told I could go completely blind in a year or two. Hmm, that's bad!
To make a somewhat long story short, both the oftalmologist and the diabetician said it wouldn't get better. We could only work on stoping it.
Well, I had started doing Chi-Kung and Tai-Chi, and my instructor also does Shiatsu massage. Later he also prescribed me some natural products (here we go!). I was also doing some ocular exercising from a book (I'll try and post the name later).
And... I got better!!! The process actually reverted! I still can't see as good as I still could when I was diagnosed, but I can certainly see, and read, quite a lot better than I could in February '05.
The way it turned around is actually mind-boggling! But I'll leave that to another time...

So what about yourself? How long have you had diabetes?
While we wait for your answer, I'll say do hope you're doing well, and that your searchin' takes you to where you want to go, and that that place be good to you!

Cheers yeah
dmcT1 ~ Born 1976, Type I diabetic since 1979.

Do what you have to and do it smiling if you can... better still: laughing!

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   Posted 9/10/2005 12:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Don't you just love Shiatsu! I have a massage therapist that helps me with my fibromyalgia and practices Shiatsu on my ouchie body.

Would love to hear of your natural products that helped you keep your eyesight. Can't hurt, might help... as long as you're not selling the stuff (LOL!)
~ Jeannie

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-Katherine Hepburn

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Please have exact change."

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   Posted 9/14/2005 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jeannie,

Yep, Shiatsu does feel good. And it goes way beyond massage! E.g.: on my first session, the therapist draw a straight line from the back of the ankle to the back of the knee. That really hurt! And note that, by then, hea had already gone through the pancreas and the liver points. So I asked him what that was about. And he told me it was the kidneys, for lack of magnesium. He prescrib3ed me nothing but the Chi-Kung exercises. But I went on and got some magnesium supplements. My legs, who had been aching for a long time got almost instant relief after day one (or two at the most)!

about the natural products that helped me with my eyesight, no, I'm not selling them... I wish I was though! I don't know how much it costs to produce them, but they sure were expensive on me!

Anyway, here's what I can tell you from my notes and the empty packages.

Ecovein (1), mainly for the cardiovascular system. 1 drinkable bottle contains:
- 500mg chestnut of India (Aesculus hippocastanum), for healthy arteries and veins (I can give you more specific effects on them, from the leaflet, if you want), anti-inflamatory, pain reliever;
- 300mg Vaccinium myrtillus: antioxidant, healthy blood circulation, healthy arteries and veins, something more I don't quite get!;
- 150mg "Gingko" (Gingko biloba): healthy arteries and veins, antioxidant, can improve blood circulation in the brain;
- 120mg "Gotu kola" (Centella asiatica): against cellulite, varicose veins, and for healing wounds;
- 500mg Vitamine C: you know this one for sure! Nmaely as an antiooxidant.

"Lecitina" of soy (I couldn't find a translation for "lecitina"): nutrients for the brain (this I could get, the rest of the explanation is a tad too technical...). In capsules.

Oguvit (2), nutrients for the eyes. 1 capsule contains:
- 60mg Vaccinium myrtillus (BN 251);
- 20mg Euphrasia officinalis extract (BN 149);
- 200mg "rutine" (is that German? Dutch? Flemish?)
Well, you can look up the rest of the ingredients at their site. I might help with Ecovein, which is Portuguese, but with this one, there's nothing I can add up to what they say in their page...

Venal (2): For cardiovascular system. In capsules. Please check out their web site for ingredients.

Kyolic: Detox and anti-aging. In capsules. Aged garlic extract.

(1) Produced by Ecolandia Internacional. Infos taken from the leaflet the therapist gave me.
(2) Produced by Bional. Infos taken from the company's site (also on the package label).

P.S.: I'm sorry for some mis-translations. The use of "exotic" foods names and medical terms in English is not something I can say to do everyday... I trus you still got it.

All the best,
dmcT1 ~ Born 1976, Type I diabetic since 1979.

Do what you have to and do it smiling if you can... better still: laughing!

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   Posted 9/15/2005 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I almost forgot!

There's another product the tradicional chinese medicine Therapist gave me! At first, when I told him about my retinopathy problem, in the first Shiatsu session, he had told me I could take this one together with Oguvit (see my previous post).
Due to stock shortage, I took this one first, and only then could he get me Oguvit. By that time, we had concluded blood circulation was my "deeoer" problem (hence poor eye nutrition, hence retinopathy). So that's why he prescribed me with all the other stuff for the cardiovascular system.
Mind you, I'm still trying to quit smoking! I know, I know... Scheduled halt-day: September the 30th 2005!

So, the first package would have been:
OcuGuard Plus (3), "vitamin and anti-oxidant supplement for the eyes",it emphasizes the following contained substance:
- Lutein.

(3) Produced by TwinLab. Check their site for full list of ingredients.
dmcT1 ~ Born 1976, Type I diabetic since 1979.

Do what you have to and do it smiling if you can... better still: laughing!

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