Thank you Nurse Jeannie:
Your exercise is absolutely the best thing you can be doing. I hope you are co-ordinating it with a balanced food plan. Did your doctor prescribe any medications when you last saw him? What was your original fasting Blood Sugar? Did your doctor give you a blood sugar number to aim at?
REPLY: I take glucophage, (2000 mg), micronase (20). My doctor wanted to put me on insulin but my spouse had other ideas.
The XL Glider machine has made me think differently about the insulin factor.
Diabeticine is a mixture of many herbal remedies that do have some blood sugar lower abilities, the major one which is cinnamon. None of these herbs have definative studies behind them for toxicity, prolonged use, contraindications and drug crossover reactions. Also, the herbs effectiveness can be altered by growing conditions, drought and/or rainfall, contaminated by collection process and have a host of other problems. For myself I'm all about using cinnamon on my toast and french toast to help lower my post-breakfast peaks but I take my glucophage, advandia and Lantus to keep my sugars between 89 and 130. Those are numbers I can live with.
REPLY: My spouse bought a few books, one which spoke about the positive effects of cinnamon..
After much intense study and responsible thought I have chosen to work with traditional medications. I have a background in nursing, anatomy, physiology, bacteriolgy and chemistry. I have my own eyesight, limbs and heart to consider in this battle with my blood sugar and I prefer to use the heavy artillery to keep the enemy at bay. You may decide otherwise but having sugars under 150 is only a start for you and medications may be the only way to achieve this goal. Hope this helps
REPLY: Definitely helps and I think I will hold off on the DIABETICINE for a few weeks and see if I can do this with the standard medication I have prescribed.
BTW, just took an after lunch reading of 136.
As I said in my note, WITH MANY THANKS to you.