Can a person be cured from Diabetes?

Hi Crem, I'm sorry to say

Hi Crem,

I'm sorry to say there is no cure for diabetes... yet! However, there have been people who have changed their lifestyles, eating habits, had weight loss surgery and other procedures and treatments and no longer need insulin. It all depends on your circumstances.

Best of Luck,
TammyM

HI, actually i just joined

HI,
actually i just joined today. but it isnt me that is diabetic. my father is. he want me to get him a digital glucose meter and i wanted to seek advice on which product is the best. pls i need help urgently cos i would be leaving for africa in a week's time.
i would be very grateful if someone can help me out. thanks.

Hi, Felicity. It sounds like

Hi, Felicity. It sounds like you are quite concerned about your father. Is your father being treated by a physician for his diabetes? If so, you really need to have a discussion with the physician about whether or not your father has his disease under control.

The doctor can test his blood sugar as well as his hemoglobin A1c and some other important factors as well. It is best to get a full variety of tests so that your father is not trying to self-treat his diabetes. Most diabetics need the proper medication and possibly insulin.

As far as blood sugar meters, I don't really have a specific model to recommend. Again, I would ask his doctor to see what they want him to use to monitor his glucose. You can also read customer reviews of the different types online to see what other buyers have thought after using the different items.

Hope this helps and enjoy your trip!
Charity

thanks. actually he isnt

thanks. actually he isnt trying to self medicate. he is been treated by a doctor. it is just that he works in the force and sometimes the job takes him to out of reach area which is why he needs it. anyways thanks. you comments helped.

There are a lot of different

There are a lot of different meters on the market and really there is no meter better than another. The key is to check the glucose as often as possible. Certain meters require a really small amount of blood which is helpful for most people. Other meters require a larger amount of blood to get a reading. It really depends on your dad. Several meters on the market actually have a discount savings card which saves money on the cost of the strips. The best suggestion to you would be to ask your physician or diabetes nurse educator for his/her guidance or recommendations. Also, check with his insurance company to ensure that he is getting the best cost for his strips. (The meters aren't that expensive, it is the strips that are costly.) Good luck! As long as he checks his sugar, the type of meter is really not important. Hope this helps!!

Shelly Barton, RN, BSN

 
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