Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Young and the Diabetic

The Young and The Diabetic

"An increasing number of people in their 20s and 30s are getting diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, who need not necessarily be obese, say experts."

http://www.dnaindia.com/health/report-the-young-the-diabetic-2037486

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Afrezza, the Inhalable Insulin

Here is the Joslin Diabetes Center's report on Afrezza, the inhalable
insulin. It is FDA approved, and it appears to be safe. It may prove
to be valuable to people who are hesitant to use insulin injections, but
it is not yet approved for children.
This product is intended to be used as a supplement, so you cannot
stop injections altogether. It does not allow users to fine tune their
insulin doses. Peak activity occurs in 12-15 minutes, and it leaves the system rather quickly.
"Afrezza is not recommended for patients who smoke, have asthma or chronic lung disease. If you’re at high risk for Diabetic Ketoacidosis, (DKA) you probably shouldn’t start this new inhalable insulin at all. During the clinical trials, there was an increased rate of DKA."

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

My only diabetes complications after 69 years of type 1 are related to mild nerve damage. I have hearing loss caused by nerve damage in both ears, and it has gradually progressed for more than 10 years. The kind of hearing aids that are inserted inside the ears did nothing for me. Now I have been fitted for behind the ear hearing aids, and will start using them in a few weeks. My wife talks very loud and I still need for her to repeat sometimes. I turn up my TV and miss out on a lot of what is said. I should not have waited so long to try these newer hearing aids.
I would like to know if any of my online friends have hearing loss, and do you think it is caused by diabetes? I have a type 1 friend who says that doctors have told him that his hearing loss may be caused by a kind of neuropathy.
I am looking forward to my new hearing aids. They are small and not very noticeable. I think my wife is just as anxious as I am. lol