(07-13-2012, 11:45 PM)Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Wrote:
(07-13-2012, 08:50 PM)Sleepster Wrote: [quote='Sleeping Beauty Turquoise' pid='14529' dateline='1342222387']
I have had doctors tell me vitamins are not necessary if I eat a balanced diet. Supplements not necessary? I do not agree.
Quote:A simple blood test will tell you whether or not you are deficient in vitamins B12 or D. We do hear more and more about vitamin D deficiencies leading to depression.
I try to get vitamins from fresh foods but I still ended up Vit D deficient though I was taking 3,000 Iu at the time of test. I think I don't absorb nutrients well.
I know I don't absorb vit D so I have to supplement mine...Altho I normally take the 50K (and yes, that is 50,000) IU at a time, with a double dose of 100K about 3 times a week to get mine up to high normal.
Quote:states after weight loss some no longer had sleep apnea
That didn't say he stated they were cured...
Altho you did state in the first post:
Quote:In his book he writes about cases that were cured of Diabetes
Altho many who have lost weight via weight loss surgery SAY they are cured...most endos will tell them they are in remission. But then again, we say people are in remission from cancer for a certain number of years (depending on the type) and then after that point, say they are cured of cancer.
Quote:With any form of cancer, the patient is not considered cured until there is no sign of cancer on blood tests and imaging studies for five years from the date of the original diagnosis. When the blood tests and imaging studies show no evidence of cancer for five years after the cancer diagnosis, only then is the patient considered "cured".
Okay, so if we apply the same criteria to diabetes...that after 5 years of NO more treatment but still having an a1c under 5.9 and having a fasting blood glucose of under 99 on any test for 5 years...they could be considered cured.
Would the same apply to sleep apnea? If someone tests off the cpap due to weight loss and stayed off for 5 years and passes all the subsequent sleep studies, are they considered cured?
I do know MANY
people who have had weight loss surgery that have retired all medications for diabetes and retired their cpap machine due to not needing it and stayed that way for 5-15 years after. By the definition of cured (see the cancer one I quoted) then yes, they are cured.