Hyper- Hypo Drug Chart
(9th one down, next to Pumping Insulin)
It also has some excellent Addison's info.
Addison's Disease classifies as another autoimmune condition I do NOT want. Along with celiac,
hyper and hypo thyroidism, Vitiligo, Scleroderma, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, etc. Diabetes is quite enough, thank you very much. I would not cope well, if I got any of the above.
I thought this was rather interesting. Its handy to know what drugs are gonna do to your blood glucose.
Symlin. (duh) Down, Down, Downnnnnnnnnnnnn............... Hello, Carpet.
Alpha Lipoic Acid. (Down) I don't have neuropathy, I take it solely for its glucose uptake properties. I figure, since it doesn't seem to have toxic quantities, anything it can do in the insulin sensitivity department is a positive thing. And its an antioxidant, too boot.
Magnesium. I've heard that D's are sometimes deficient in this anyway, sufficient levels of magnesium play a large role in regulating blood glucose levels. I've a kidney leak, (unrelated to D)and must take this and a dieretic to keep my blood levels of magnesium up. I can tell the differance, its harder to manage blood sugar levels when my magnesium levels are scraping bottom (versus when they're nearly normal) Its a good idea to get this checked- doctors don't generally run blood tests for it. (unless you're having other symptoms, like low potassium)
My sister-in-law's Cherry Pie. (definatly an upper!:-)
Anyone know of any other(s)?