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Re: [IP] Cold Medicines for Diabetics VENTING


The two medicines that work best for me are Tylenol Cold and Afrin.
-----Original Message-----
From: Carey Gardner <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Friday, February 16, 2001 8:43 PM
Subject: [IP] Cold Medicines for Diabetics VENTING

>This is actually, Donna, Carey's wife. Carey is sick for the first time
>he was first diagnosed with type 1 in December. Of course, not including
>upper respiratory infection/cold/DKA he had upon diagnosis. Just curious
>most people take for colds. The pharmacist was no help, as I am sure you
>can probably imagine... Is there anything he can take over the counter that
>works better than Robitussin? What about by prescription?
>By the way, the first pharmacist I asked about cold medicine was totally
>clueless. I specifically asked, "What cold medicine can he take with
>diabetes?" He emphasized 3 TIMES that the medicine should not have sugar!!
>DUHHHH I don't think 1 tablespoon is gonna kill 'em!! What is with these
>people? I am so sick of stupid morons like this.... Then he told me, "If it
>says not to take it on the label - don't take it." How very helpful...like
>didn't know that already... I just *assumed* that since he was a pharmacist
>would know right off the top of his head what he *could* take, without me
>having to look at the labels of ten gazillion different medications.
>2nd drugstore....I ask the same question. I am told he can take Sudafed!!!!
>knew that wasn't right, so I checked the label to be sure and went back and
>told the girl, "You can't take this with diabetes!!" She gave me a
>look and then said, "Well, I guess the only thing he can take is the
>Robitussin, then." GEESH!!
>Next time I will not bother to ask anybody *anything* like this, because
>though my husband has only been recently diagnosed, I *still* know more
>just about any other stupid idiot out there....including his former general
>practitioner...who must have been trying to kill him by giving him oral
>for 2 weeks!!! I tried to tell her they were not working and that I thought
>was a type 1, but who listens to stupid little me?!?
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