Best new diabetes treatments

Chris Clement
By Chris Clement Latest Reply 2017-07-11 22:02:30 -0500
Started 2017-06-22 15:36:01 -0500

Options and tools for better diabetes management seem to be ever-increasing. My most recent favorite tools I've tried or adopted into my toolbox are CGM and Afrezza. CGM helped me really take control of my diabetes health, and Afrezza it an amazing inhalable insulin that works very close to the way natural human insulin works in the non-pancreatically challenged (works faster, out of the system faster so your blood sugar isn't affected for hours to come after an injection).

What diabetes medications, tools, or treatments have you tried recently? Which have you adopted and which have you left behind?

8 replies

PrettyKaitlin 2017-07-11 22:02:30 -0500 Report

Hi, I'm having a pre diabetes. I don't know how and why I was diagnosed with this, tbh, I'm scared that it might get worse. Maybe it was because of my lifestyle since nobody from our family had a diabetes before and I'm the first one. I have blurry eyes and I have severe foot pain and my urine smell is becoming strong. I'm up to some medications and treatment but I heard about this item called D'oxyva. Anyone here can tell me more about this product? It is said that it was really a good solution for those person who are suffering diabetes. Update me pls. Thanks.

madaora 2017-06-28 07:00:23 -0500 Report

I will say using teas and herbs are the best option of treating diabetes. Based on the experience I had with my dad, who is a type 2 diabetes patient. Synthetics drugs did not help matters at all. Ever since he started teas his blood sugar level is regulated, he foot ulcer has healed up and no more complications such as heart palpitation, lack of energy and insomnia. He is really enjoying his good health now!

w8chd 2017-06-27 00:30:44 -0500 Report

I have been using injectable insulin for a long time. Probably won't be changing anytime soon. I had checked briefly on the pumps one time but I decided it wasn't for me. The thought of having something attached and dragging along with me everywhere. Nope, not for me. Those who can and do, I'm happy for you.

Chris Clement
Chris Clement 2017-06-29 11:24:48 -0500 Report

You know, I was on pump for 17 of my 20 years with type 1 diabetes. About a year ago I switched back to MDI (multiple daily injections for those why are not familiar with the term). I would go back to the pump if the right pump around; the Medtronic 670G is appealing. I'd even be willing to try a different one that isn't as cool. But, on MDI, I have found that I am more mindful of my diabetes. I'm a lazy pumper, but an active needle-boluser. And having basal insulin working instead of relying on a vulnerable infusion site has kept me out of the danger zone of DKA.

WASHED OUT 2017-06-24 17:55:47 -0500 Report

Still pricking my fingers and checking my glucose levels. I take Lantus 2 times a day and novolog as needed on a sliding scale which is really a best guess at where the injection will take me before eating. I used to dose after meals but even novolog is slow to react and in order to keep the glucose and insulin curves close it has to be before I eat say 15 -30 minutes. LCHF diet and exercise to keep a balance. Food for lows and insulin for highs.

Type1Lou 2017-06-23 15:14:35 -0500 Report

I'm still using the same insulin pump model I began with in 2011. (Had been on injections since 1976.) I have not attempted to use a CGM but, by testing frequently (8X/day) and using temp basals to adjust insulin delivery up or down, I'm in good control with last A1c at 6.1. Medtronic's new 670G system is very attractive with it's auto delivery mode that will adjust insulin delivery every 5 minutes based upon the CGM reading. It's goal is to keep BG at 120 mg/dl. I'm not eligible for a pump upgrade for another 3 years…maybe by then, they'll have integrated the CGM with an infusion set so both can be done with a single insertion???? So exciting to be living with all of these advances.