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Letters to the Editor

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Research Into Natural Herbs Leads To Lower A1c, 190-lb Weight Loss

I am a diabetic and was taking four insulin shots per day and still had problems with my sugar. I did two months of research on the Web because I had to find a way to get off the shots. I hate needles I was astonished at what I found on natural herbs!

Comments 38 comments - Mar 19, 2008 - * * *

Chocolate Is Not Good for Hypoglycemia!

One of the cartoons you recently published, where a character eats chocolate because his sugar is too low, gave the wrong message. Chocolate should not be used for treating hypoglycemia. There is too much fat in it for it to be effective.

Comments 10 comments - Mar 1, 2008 - * * * *

The Loneliness of Diabetes

Until August 2006, I was a healthy 44-year-old female with no family history of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes has been so difficult, not because of the shots or management - although it is incredibly time-consuming to take care of yourself.

Comments 66 comments - Feb 23, 2008 - * * * *

French Dad Seeks Temporary U.S. Family For His Diabetic Surfer Son

My son Nathan is a 17-year-old diabetic surfer. We live in France. I'm planning to send him one month this summer to surfing places in the U.S., either on the East Coast or California.

Comments 0 comments - Feb 6, 2008 - * * * *

A Reader Falls Through Medicare's "Doughnut Hole"
A Reader Falls Through Medicare's "Doughnut Hole"

Editor:  I am an enthusiastic reader of your magazine. I appreciate the number of times you have tackled some of the bigger questions of diabetes management that others have ignored.

Comments 31 comments - Jan 23, 2008 - * * * * *

Low Carb Vegetarian Diet Works for Australian Type 1 Family
Low Carb Vegetarian Diet Works for Australian Type 1 Family

I am writing to share my experience with a low carbohydrate diet tailored to meet our needs as vegetarians. We have two people with type 1 diabetes in our family, and we have been vegetarians for over fifteen years.

Comments 7 comments - Dec 26, 2007 - * * * *

Packaging Practices Represent a Major Waste of Insulin
Packaging Practices Represent a Major Waste of Insulin

For more than fifty years, I have been a type 1 diabetic. I am writing to bring attention to the fact that huge amounts of insulin are wasted due to the insulin packaging practices of the pharmaceutical industry.

Comments 39 comments - Dec 11, 2007 - * * * *

Help! My Diabetic Mom is in a Nursing Home
Help! My Diabetic Mom is in a Nursing Home

Q: My mother, who is a "brittle diabetic," has been sent to a skilled nursing facility for two weeks of rehabilitation following a seven-week hospital stay. I am amazed and frightened at the lack of concern for and attention to her diabetes care at the nursing home.

Comments 1 comment - Jul 3, 2007 - * * * * *

Letter from a Reader: An Unentitled Life
Letter from a Reader: An Unentitled Life

A type 1 diabetic, 21 years old, pedals a bicycle for nine straight days, nine hundred miles from Tecumseh, Michigan, to Grand Island, Nebraska.

Comments 0 comments - May 24, 2007 - * * * * *

Banting Farmhouse
Banting Farmhouse

Regarding your article on the Banting Homestead ("Historic Homestead of Insulin Discoverer May Become Housing Development"), I would like to point out a number of facts that have not received sufficient attention.

Comments 0 comments - May 24, 2007 - Not Yet Rated

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