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my dad has had diabetes for a litle over 10 years now and he seems to get worse. at first he was just on the pills but 5 years ago his doctor told him if he could eat right then he wouldn't need them. i was unaware of this. he is now required to take the shots since he was rushed to the hospital months ago with ketoacidosis. there have been more complications than ever in the recent year. he was admitted to the hospital earlier this year with diabetic ketoacidosis, 2 months ago he was driving and became confused and didn't know where he was. his car was in an accident with a pole and he didn't even remember it. he ended up in a neighborhood in another city. we had to call 911 to have them find him from his cell phone. recently i noticed that his finger looks like they are blistered. he says he burned himself while cooking but i know that's not true. he wouldn't burn all of his fingers and the entire finger. they are peeling and are really red. the other day i noticed that he is losing his fingernails. i have tried to research this and can't find anything. can you please help?? thank you
 

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Your dad should see an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) as soon as possible. We cannot diagnose here. there is no way we can decidee whether this is a diabetes related complication, or not.

Your dad may have reached a stage where he needs to take insulin. With insulin he should not have a lot of high blood sugar. the endocrinologist can make that decision. Good luck to you and your dad~

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Your dad should see an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) as soon as possible. We cannot diagnose here. there is no way we can decidee whether this is a diabetes related complication, or not.

Your dad may have reached a stage where he needs to take insulin. With insulin he should not have a lot of high blood sugar. the endocrinologist can make that decision. Good luck to you and your dad~

Richard
my dad is already on insulin, has been since the hospital scare earlier this year. i'm just wondering what the problem with his fingers is and if it's something major. thanks for your response
 

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Just want to suggest Manuka Honey topically maybe using latex gloves. It should help with most conditions that are causing the redness. It helps repair skin conditions and will eliminate any bacteria present.
 

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I never thought I would be writing a message to an Irish snake. Lol!

I had never heard of Manuka honey before and so I researched it on Google. On the different threads today you have said this product can cure skin ulcers, reddness on the skin and even cataracts. Google agrees with your every claim. My question to you is: Why isn't this a widely advertised product if it will cure all those things? I am just curious about that. Has it helped you and your family and friends? Are you selling the product online anywhere? I am a moderator so I am concerned about this.

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Why isn't Manuka Honey a widely advertised product if it will cure all those things?

I never thought I would be writing a message to an Irish snake. Lol!

I had never heard of Manuka honey before and so I researched it on Google. On the different threads today you have said this product can cure skin ulcers, reddness on the skin and even cataracts. Google agrees with your every claim. My question to you is: Why isn't this a widely advertised product if it will cure all those things? I am just curious about that. Has it helped you and your family and friends? Are you selling the product online anywhere? I am a moderator so I am concerned about this.

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The Irish Snake part came to me as I needed a name no one had and there are no snakes in Ireland. As to Manuka Honey that was a mystery to me also. After a trip to New Zealand and returning with a few jars of expensive honey It did help with a few things. My nephew was in an accident and ended up with a bad infected knee. Thet had surgury on his knee to remove dead tissue. When I heard this I sent him the honey and had him put it on his knee. within a week the infection was gone along with the bad odor, the the skin began closing the wound. It has helped with ear aches that I have had, and sore throats. I believe the reason you have not heard of it is because it works. Let me explain, Manuka honey is just a natural honey and you can not patient it, so no one company can make a lot of money being the only one to sell it. It cost $57,000 a year fee to the FDA to list a drug, plus trials and about 6 to 8 years of waiting for approvals. not much incentive for a drug that starts out generic, and it will replace a lot of drugs that they have patents on that don't work. Cough medicine for one, test have shown that Manuka Honey is better for you than otc medicine for coughs. And it's honey no one believes that you can really cure anything with a food. Manuka honey is a special honey that heals better than a lot of the medicines that they sell today and that is why I have started selling it. I have never wanted to sell anything, I am an architect during the daytime. The US is slowly waking up to this natural healing product.
 

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Yes, the antibacterial qualities of honey bear further exploration for certain -- there are even some pubmed articles on it!

I would also suggest this might be a fungal infectio nform high blood sugar. I have had fungal crud on fingers and toes -- and they seem to be DIFFERENT infections -- for a long time. Definitely needs to see and Endo.
 

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fungal and Manuka Honey

Yes, the antibacterial qualities of honey bear further exploration for certain -- there are even some pubmed articles on it!

I would also suggest this might be a fungal infectio nform high blood sugar. I have had fungal crud on fingers and toes -- and they seem to be DIFFERENT infections -- for a long time. Definitely needs to see and Endo.
Manuka honey has had some success clearing up fungal problems too.
 

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I had never heard of Manuka honey before but it's interesting and something I am going to research. You know I think if we can get past all the corporate propaganda there is a lot of natural remedies for our aliments.

You guys ever heard of stevia?
Stevia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I looked into this a while ago apparently it is a herb that is a natural sweetner that has no effect on your blood glucose. Also some scientist have found it to help with blood pressure and obesity.

Another interesting thing on the market, though I believe it's man made... Xylitol. You can find this in trident gum and some other brands. My dentist introduced me to this and said if you chew it between meals it will reduce your chances of cavities. He has helped me a lot. I researched it and found that the micro organisms in your mouth get attracted to the Xylitol eat it and end up starving to death.

Just a few thoughts on the off-topic of herbal remedies.
 

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Some people like stevia aka truvia (sp?). Others think it is much too bitter. I prefer Sweet 'n Low. It has a saccharin base and I like saccharin. I started usin saccharin back in the 1940's, shortly after my diagnosis. It was the only artificial sweetner back then, that did not bother a BG level. So it is a taste I am very used to.
 

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Saccharin & stevia are the two I use - liquid saccharin and powdered stevia (truvia). I've tried the splenda products and they're okay, but powdered splenda is sometimes cut with dextrin and spikes me. The DaVinci syrups are nice, primarily because they're flavored.
 

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Personally I love splenda. My favorite beverage is pepsi one. Unfortunately in my area they stopped selling it for some reason... so if I want it I have to track north 2 hours and bring back a stash of it for a while.

Stevia to me had a herbal flavor to it... Wasn't my favorite.
 
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