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Daibetes Local Treatment

Postby bumper » August 8, 2016, 3:13 pm

I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Currently seeing the Dr. at BKK, long term I believe that will be much to expensive.

Anyone care to offer up local experience on this?


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Re: Daibetes Local Treatment

Postby Liam Dale » August 8, 2016, 3:24 pm

Get your diet under control, lose weight if needed.. a bit of exercise. Checking your own blood with iHealth monitoring system and if in doubt get a blood test locally for glucose every couple of months to clarify state of play. Metformin 500mg if needed. No stress of doctors/costs unless to ease your own mind. Beer goes out the window (mostly).. the condition is well controlled with a little discipline and no need to be alarmed. Always a bit stressy when first diagnosed. But ALMOST reversible.. at least stopping the tide if you manage to adhere to the above. Beer for me was the bummer! Watch out for tingly feet.. foot bathing in Hydrogen Peroxide and water a couple of times a week to stop Thai bacteria from roads etc. I've reverted to wearing socks again. A BIT fed up with hearing tittering know alls talking under breath about tourist farang when I walk by but I wear them anyway. Handled my type 2 here in Thailand POSSIBLY better than I did in UK for over 4 years now. Try not to fret.. and perhaps ask experienced Thai cooks about Bitter melon gourd and other foods that counter blood sugar. I think they are gross to eat! A packed of dried raisins are a good quick stand by snack for energy without a sugar spike. Hope the above helps. You have a LONG LONG life with no doctors bills if conditioned handled with some care. GL...

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Re: Daibetes Local Treatment

Postby GARYZX6R » August 8, 2016, 3:28 pm

Found the Military to be ok with cheap meds. 50 bht to see the doctor every 3 mths. Just long wait for doctor and meds even though you make an appointment.(3 to 4hrs ) Blood test in the morning not more than 500 bht if i remember. Doctors english not very good. Where as the Doctor for Hypertension her english is very good..

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Re: Diabetes Local Treatment

Postby 747man » August 8, 2016, 3:50 pm

I Was diagnosed with Type 2 in 1993 in The U.k,My GP Put me on Metformin & Gliclazide & Other Meds for High Blood Pressure & Hypertension,Taken Every Day 12 Tablets, But try not to get stressed & Do A Little Excercise & Try to control you're weight,No Beer,But A Couple of Small glasses of Red Wine don't do any arm per week But ONLY Small Glasses !!! I Don't feel any different Now as I Did then ( Apart from Slowing down ) But I Am getting On Now.....Don't Worry....

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Re: Daibetes Local Treatment

Postby Lone Star » August 8, 2016, 4:17 pm

bumper wrote:I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Currently seeing the Dr. at BKK, long term I believe that will be much to expensive.

Anyone care to offer up local experience on this?


I wasn't diagnosed with diabetes, just high blood sugar. When I started going back to the gym 4 to 5 days a week and about 90 minutes to 120 minutes each session, no more blood sugar meds at all for the last year. Predominantly weights and cardio. Control everything with diet and exercise.

Blood pressure is under control, too; but I still take the meds for that. \:D/

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Re: Daibetes Local Treatment

Postby bumper » August 8, 2016, 6:08 pm

Good Advice went on a strict diet for diabetes on the first reading of 181. It's a learning program for me right now. Doing the self testing now the highest it has been was 163, since I started the diet most of the time n the low 140's.

Not exercising as I was at the peak just treadmill right now. I will build up over time

I have an appointment tomorrow with BKK and see what they tell me to do. If it turns out to be diet and exercise.

I have no idea why\. But, I have never worried about it. I got enough notice to make sure I take care of myself. On a long term basis it could get pretty expensive. Tomorrow I get another blood test I will take one with my equipment and see how they compare.

Army got more time then money :mad: :lol:

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Re: Daibetes Local Treatment

Postby Liam Dale » August 8, 2016, 6:13 pm

"Strict" diet isnt necessary fella.. dont BOMB your system.. its a lifestyle change...not a quick fix. be kind to your self. A doctor once said to me.. you wanna lose weight? Lose a pound a month.. that will be nearly a stone in 12 months.. see you next year. Perspective with Type 2.. Change sugar to Stevia.. double the sweet taste anyway.. maybe Sweetex. Half fat milk etc.. back off the bread and potatoes.. take it easy with Pasta.. all these are steady steps and no need to go at the treadmill like a bull at a gate.. :-).. All the best.. Im out your ether.

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Re: Daibetes Local Treatment

Postby bumper » August 9, 2016, 11:35 am

Could of saved myself a trip exactly what the Dr. Said, We are going with diet and exercise H4e gave us a much simpler plan then I was thinking.

They didn't hot me with 5K baht today. Roughly 850 with the blood test. I was tired of being bounced around from Dr. to Dr. I'm very much used to family Dr. concept. So I have been assigned to the Dr. I saw already. Emergency different ball game.

I lost about 3 Lbs for the tree weeks I was on the diet before today. A pound a month is fine with me.

I had already been using Equal in my coffee and Ice Tea. Stopped using milk not because of this just a preference

I found sugar Free Fisherman's Friend today.

So good news all around

Thank all of you for your help

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Re: Daibetes Local Treatment

Postby wazza » August 9, 2016, 12:29 pm

Well done Bumper. Great support from UM members also.

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Re: Daibetes Local Treatment

Postby bumper » August 9, 2016, 1:03 pm

Thanks lot of good information there thanks for the idea.

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Re: Daibetes Local Treatment

Postby dudscar46 » October 2, 2016, 4:54 pm

Hi, can someone out there please advise me as to the best hospital in or around Udon that is good with diabetic patients? I've had type one now for 4yrs but since been in Thailand ( 1yr now) I'm finding it very hard to control. The young doctors here in Nong bua lamphu hospital are not very clued up.

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Re: Daibetes Local Treatment

Postby wazza » October 2, 2016, 7:56 pm

An Endocronologist is who you need not your basic remote GP.as you have enountered to date.

Im sure many DM members here will have their favourite Medical.Officer etc....

Udon does have Suitable Consultants

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Re: Daibetes Local Treatment

Postby old timer » April 21, 2017, 12:02 pm

Where can I get Novomix 30 FlexPen in Udon? Is a prescription needed?
If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be grateful.

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Re: Daibetes Local Treatment

Postby bumper » April 22, 2017, 5:46 pm

dudscar46 wrote:Hi, can someone out there please advise me as to the best hospital in or around Udon that is good with diabetic patients? I've had type one now for 4yrs but since been in Thailand ( 1yr now) I'm finding it very hard to control. The young doctors here in Nong bua lamphu hospital are not very clued up.


The Dr. I was using at Bangkok Hospital is now working at Wattana Hospital.
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