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Diabetes slowly damages many organs | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 7 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 24, 2011, titled Diabetes slowly damages many organs | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Dr. Kwame Osei talks with diabetes patient William Tittel at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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timmy

Youngstown, OH

#1 Apr 24, 2011
I'm type 1 ! I try to keep levels in check , but it's so hard ! Dedication Dedication ! I Exercise five days a week . But still I have cravings for food that I normally did not eat before the diagnoses was made in 1999 . Mainly Candies and chips . And though I check regularly if I get extremley active I bottom out or get Sugar sweats . Which is very scary ! Some day they'll figure out how to restore our pancreas I pray for.
Ditto Cancer

Blacklick, OH

#2 Apr 24, 2011
timmy wrote:
I'm type 1 ! I try to keep levels in check , but it's so hard ! Dedication Dedication ! I Exercise five days a week . But still I have cravings for food that I normally did not eat before the diagnoses was made in 1999 . Mainly Candies and chips . And though I check regularly if I get extremley active I bottom out or get Sugar sweats . Which is very scary ! Some day they'll figure out how to restore our pancreas I pray for.
Where's the profit in finding a cure?

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#3 Apr 24, 2011
timmy wrote:
I'm type 1 ! I try to keep levels in check , but it's so hard ! Dedication Dedication ! I Exercise five days a week . But still I have cravings for food that I normally did not eat before the diagnoses was made in 1999 . Mainly Candies and chips . And though I check regularly if I get extremley active I bottom out or get Sugar sweats . Which is very scary ! Some day they'll figure out how to restore our pancreas I pray for.
Agree! Hopefully, soon, there will be a cure!

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#4 Apr 24, 2011
...and with all that, diabetes is extremely expensive to fight off; even with the best insurance programs available.

For example, simple insulin is always in a high cost tier, even though it is in a high production mode at all of the suppliers. All those "regular" office visits don't come cheap - not to mention the necessary emergency room visits.

Too bad the article didn't address cost as one of the first hinderances to proper diabetes treatments.
Resident

Wilmington, OH

#6 Apr 24, 2011
My Mother is in the hospital dying with Kidney failure from Diabetes. Its a terrible thing to watch. Only if she took better care of her self.

Since: Jan 11

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#7 Apr 24, 2011
Resident wrote:
My Mother is in the hospital dying with Kidney failure from Diabetes. Its a terrible thing to watch. Only if she took better care of her self.
Please don't judge her too harshly.

In our culture, it's very hard with the copious amounts of cheap sugar and junk food that are made available to us.

With the stresses of modern life, sometimes you think you just deserve the right to eat the way you want to. The gratification is instantaneous. The threat of diabetes and other ills associated with diet are more nebulous and futuristic. We tend to think about how we feel right now and how some of these treats make us feel.

I would strongly support a sugar tax, including HFCS, of course. It would generate revenue and give a person pause before he purchased that $2 Little Debbie treat.

Cheap sugar is a curse on our society.
Caring Wife

Columbus, OH

#8 Apr 24, 2011
My husband has been a diabetic since he was 5 years old. He was taking 3 shots a day. In 2000, he went on the Insulin pump and has had great control of his diabetes. To date, he sees his doctor every 3/4 months and has great control AC1 numbers are great. He can eat just about anything as long as he counts the carbs. The pump has been a god send for him. His diabetes in under control and he is showing no signs on his body. I hope to grow old and live a long happy life with him.

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