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Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?
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    Metspitzer Guest

    Default Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?


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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?


    "Metspitzer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    Because we could have neuropathy (never damage) and not know it. It tends
    to come on slowly and we don't notice it until there is real pain, total
    numbness, lack of feeling or increased sensitivity. We could get burned and
    not know it.

    I think it would probably be safe for us to use a heating pad on say, our
    shoulder or back. But perhaps not on the feet.

    I don't personally think electric blankets are safe at all over. I had one
    once and it had very hot spots on it. I threw it out.



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    Ozlover Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?

    Metspitzer <[email protected]> wrote:
    > http://www.diabetesaction.org/site/P...pagename=z1110


    Next question: "Why are the answers mostly/total bollocks?"

    The first 'reason' is already mostly wrong, because the reason is
    "loss of feeling in their extremities due to neuropathy", not diabetes
    per se.

    The second paragraph is total bollocks:

    "In addition, high glucose levels create a heat in the body that
    triggers the pancreas to produce more insulin, causing its beta cells
    to work overtime. Ultimately this forces the kidneys to work a bit
    harder. Also, dry heat is dehydrating; it take 6 molecules of water to
    move one molecule of sugar via the urine. Evidence of dehydration often
    shows up as skin conditions."

    --
    Frank Slootweg, proud owner of a non-'diabetes-proof' electric blanket.

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    Metspitzer Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?

    On 30 Aug 2010 18:04:51 GMT, Ozlover <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Metspitzer <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> http://www.diabetesaction.org/site/P...pagename=z1110

    >
    > Next question: "Why are the answers mostly/total bollocks?"
    >
    > The first 'reason' is already mostly wrong, because the reason is
    >"loss of feeling in their extremities due to neuropathy", not diabetes
    >per se.
    >
    > The second paragraph is total bollocks:
    >
    >"In addition, high glucose levels create a heat in the body that
    > triggers the pancreas to produce more insulin, causing its beta cells
    > to work overtime. Ultimately this forces the kidneys to work a bit
    > harder. Also, dry heat is dehydrating; it take 6 molecules of water to
    > move one molecule of sugar via the urine. Evidence of dehydration often
    > shows up as skin conditions."


    Well the instructions on my heat pad says not to use if you are
    diabetic.


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    Ellen K. Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?


    "Metspitzer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 30 Aug 2010 18:04:51 GMT, Ozlover <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Metspitzer <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> http://www.diabetesaction.org/site/P...pagename=z1110

    >>
    >> Next question: "Why are the answers mostly/total bollocks?"
    >>
    >> The first 'reason' is already mostly wrong, because the reason is
    >>"loss of feeling in their extremities due to neuropathy", not diabetes
    >>per se.
    >>
    >> The second paragraph is total bollocks:
    >>
    >>"In addition, high glucose levels create a heat in the body that
    >> triggers the pancreas to produce more insulin, causing its beta cells
    >> to work overtime. Ultimately this forces the kidneys to work a bit
    >> harder. Also, dry heat is dehydrating; it take 6 molecules of water to
    >> move one molecule of sugar via the urine. Evidence of dehydration often
    >> shows up as skin conditions."

    >
    > Well the instructions on my heat pad says not to use if you are
    > diabetic.
    >

    That's to protect the manufacturer against lawsuits by diabetics who injure
    themselves using it.


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    KROM Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?


    yep any item that could injure a person because they cant feel pain has that
    warning..the ped egg which is just a micro plane grater for feet...lol..has
    it and other items I only noticed had that warning after dx.

    the hot tub at my old gym had no preggers or diabetics in the hot tub
    sign..lol

    KROM

    "Ellen K." <[email protected]> wrote >>
    > That's to protect the manufacturer against lawsuits by diabetics who
    > injure themselves using it.
    >


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    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?



    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > yep any item that could injure a person because they cant feel pain
    > has that warning..the ped egg which is just a micro plane grater for
    > feet...lol..has it and other items I only noticed had that warning
    > after dx.


    hahha. My eldest daughter told me by phone last year she had a ped egg
    for me. I said what the heck are they?? She said what you grate your
    feet with



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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?


    "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>
    >> yep any item that could injure a person because they cant feel pain has
    >> that warning..the ped egg which is just a micro plane grater for
    >> feet...lol..has it and other items I only noticed had that warning after
    >> dx.

    >
    > hahha. My eldest daughter told me by phone last year she had a ped egg for
    > me. I said what the heck are they?? She said what you grate your feet with
    >


    They are not for use by diabetics.



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    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?



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    > "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>>
    >>> yep any item that could injure a person because they cant feel pain
    >>> has that warning..the ped egg which is just a micro plane grater for
    >>> feet...lol..has it and other items I only noticed had that warning
    >>> after dx.

    >>
    >> hahha. My eldest daughter told me by phone last year she had a ped
    >> egg for me. I said what the heck are they?? She said what you grate
    >> your feet with

    >
    > They are not for use by diabetics.


    I am a rebel I used it anyway. I don't have any numbness, neuropathy
    etc and I have very thick skin on the feet, probably because I walk
    barefoot almost all the time.


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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?


    "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>> "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>>>
    >>>> yep any item that could injure a person because they cant feel pain has
    >>>> that warning..the ped egg which is just a micro plane grater for
    >>>> feet...lol..has it and other items I only noticed had that warning
    >>>> after dx.
    >>>
    >>> hahha. My eldest daughter told me by phone last year she had a ped egg
    >>> for me. I said what the heck are they?? She said what you grate your
    >>> feet with

    >>
    >> They are not for use by diabetics.

    >
    > I am a rebel I used it anyway. I don't have any numbness, neuropathy
    > etc and I have very thick skin on the feet, probably because I walk
    > barefoot almost all the time.


    Now that I'm not on my feet all the time like I was when I worked retail, I
    no longer have a need for such things. Then again, I now pretty much only
    wear New Balance shoes and I know they fit properly. So that could help
    too.



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    Chris Malcolm Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?

    Ozgirl <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>> "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>>>
    >>>> yep any item that could injure a person because they cant feel pain
    >>>> has that warning..the ped egg which is just a micro plane grater for
    >>>> feet...lol..has it and other items I only noticed had that warning
    >>>> after dx.
    >>>
    >>> hahha. My eldest daughter told me by phone last year she had a ped
    >>> egg for me. I said what the heck are they?? She said what you grate
    >>> your feet with

    >>
    >> They are not for use by diabetics.


    > I am a rebel I used it anyway. I don't have any numbness, neuropathy
    > etc and I have very thick skin on the feet, probably because I walk
    > barefoot almost all the time.


    I think what they mean is they're not for use by people with diabetic
    feet. Not all diabetics have diabetic feet. I don't. So I'll quite
    happily use a ped egg or other podiatric foot care accessories for
    normal feet on my still fortunately normal non-diabetic feet.

    --
    Chris Malcolm

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?


    "Chris Malcolm" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Ozgirl <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>>
    >>> "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
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    >>>> "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:i5j0n4$44f$[email protected]..
    >>>>>
    >>>>> yep any item that could injure a person because they cant feel pain
    >>>>> has that warning..the ped egg which is just a micro plane grater for
    >>>>> feet...lol..has it and other items I only noticed had that warning
    >>>>> after dx.
    >>>>
    >>>> hahha. My eldest daughter told me by phone last year she had a ped
    >>>> egg for me. I said what the heck are they?? She said what you grate
    >>>> your feet with
    >>>
    >>> They are not for use by diabetics.

    >
    >> I am a rebel I used it anyway. I don't have any numbness, neuropathy
    >> etc and I have very thick skin on the feet, probably because I walk
    >> barefoot almost all the time.

    >
    > I think what they mean is they're not for use by people with diabetic
    > feet. Not all diabetics have diabetic feet. I don't. So I'll quite
    > happily use a ped egg or other podiatric foot care accessories for
    > normal feet on my still fortunately normal non-diabetic feet.


    The problem is, you might not know that you have them. Neuropathy comes on
    slowly. And you might not notice the symptoms right away.



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    KROM Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?

    it actually works I got one..lol

    one of the very few infomercial products to be of use.

    whenever they mention made for TV products that are good the ped egg makes
    the list.

    but of course if a person has neuropathy it's a bad idea to use.

    KROM


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    > "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>
    >> yep any item that could injure a person because they cant feel pain has
    >> that warning..the ped egg which is just a micro plane grater for
    >> feet...lol..has it and other items I only noticed had that warning after
    >> dx.

    >
    > hahha. My eldest daughter told me by phone last year she had a ped egg for
    > me. I said what the heck are they?? She said what you grate your feet with
    >
    >
    >


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    Chris Malcolm Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?

    Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "Chris Malcolm" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> Ozgirl <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:i5kjuf$ea0$[email protected]..
    >>>>
    >>>> "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:i5j0n4$44f$[email protected]..
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> yep any item that could injure a person because they cant feel pain
    >>>>>> has that warning..the ped egg which is just a micro plane grater for
    >>>>>> feet...lol..has it and other items I only noticed had that warning
    >>>>>> after dx.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> hahha. My eldest daughter told me by phone last year she had a ped
    >>>>> egg for me. I said what the heck are they?? She said what you grate
    >>>>> your feet with
    >>>>
    >>>> They are not for use by diabetics.

    >>
    >>> I am a rebel I used it anyway. I don't have any numbness, neuropathy
    >>> etc and I have very thick skin on the feet, probably because I walk
    >>> barefoot almost all the time.

    >>
    >> I think what they mean is they're not for use by people with diabetic
    >> feet. Not all diabetics have diabetic feet. I don't. So I'll quite
    >> happily use a ped egg or other podiatric foot care accessories for
    >> normal feet on my still fortunately normal non-diabetic feet.


    > The problem is, you might not know that you have them. Neuropathy comes on
    > slowly. And you might not notice the symptoms right away.


    At diagnosis I discovered I had neuropathy in both feet. I had them
    checked out by a podiatrist, and since then check them over carefully
    at least once a week. That's how I discovered that the neuropathy was
    starting to recede once I got my BGs under good control. That's how I
    discovered that if I get lax in BG control the neuropathy starts to
    return.

    That's how I know I won't have any problem about it creeping up on me
    unnoticed. I'm watching and waiting for it.

    --
    Chris Malcolm

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    Wes Groleau Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic shouldnot use it?

    On 09-01-2010 10:06, KROM wrote:
    > but of course if a person has neuropathy it's a bad idea to use.


    Well, if I had neuropathy, I'd use it anyway, just paying
    close attention with my eyes.

    --
    Wes Groleau

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    Ellen K. Guest

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    "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>
    >> yep any item that could injure a person because they cant feel pain has
    >> that warning..the ped egg which is just a micro plane grater for
    >> feet...lol..has it and other items I only noticed had that warning after
    >> dx.

    >
    > hahha. My eldest daughter told me by phone last year she had a ped egg for
    > me. I said what the heck are they?? She said what you grate your feet with
    >
    >
    >

    LOL!


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    Ellen K. Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?


    "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:i5j0n4$44f$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> yep any item that could injure a person because they cant feel pain has
    >> that warning..the ped egg which is just a micro plane grater for
    >> feet...lol..has it and other items I only noticed had that warning after
    >> dx.

    >
    > hahha. My eldest daughter told me by phone last year she had a ped egg for
    > me. I said what the heck are they?? She said what you grate your feet with
    >
    >
    >


    I use a regular old-fashioned pumice stone.


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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?


    "Chris Malcolm" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> "Chris Malcolm" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Ozgirl <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:i5kjuf$ea0$[email protected]..
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:i5j0n4$44f$[email protected]..
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> yep any item that could injure a person because they cant feel pain
    >>>>>>> has that warning..the ped egg which is just a micro plane grater for
    >>>>>>> feet...lol..has it and other items I only noticed had that warning
    >>>>>>> after dx.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> hahha. My eldest daughter told me by phone last year she had a ped
    >>>>>> egg for me. I said what the heck are they?? She said what you grate
    >>>>>> your feet with
    >>>>>
    >>>>> They are not for use by diabetics.
    >>>
    >>>> I am a rebel I used it anyway. I don't have any numbness, neuropathy
    >>>> etc and I have very thick skin on the feet, probably because I walk
    >>>> barefoot almost all the time.
    >>>
    >>> I think what they mean is they're not for use by people with diabetic
    >>> feet. Not all diabetics have diabetic feet. I don't. So I'll quite
    >>> happily use a ped egg or other podiatric foot care accessories for
    >>> normal feet on my still fortunately normal non-diabetic feet.

    >
    >> The problem is, you might not know that you have them. Neuropathy comes
    >> on
    >> slowly. And you might not notice the symptoms right away.

    >
    > At diagnosis I discovered I had neuropathy in both feet. I had them
    > checked out by a podiatrist, and since then check them over carefully
    > at least once a week. That's how I discovered that the neuropathy was
    > starting to recede once I got my BGs under good control. That's how I
    > discovered that if I get lax in BG control the neuropathy starts to
    > return.
    >
    > That's how I know I won't have any problem about it creeping up on me
    > unnoticed. I'm watching and waiting for it.


    I have neuropathy all the time. I don't really think it goes away and
    returns. I sometimes get pain from it. Not usually though. But it's still
    there.



  19. #19
    Wes Groleau Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic shouldnot use it?

    On 09-01-2010 15:12, Ellen K. wrote:
    >> hahha. My eldest daughter told me by phone last year she had a ped egg
    >> for me. I said what the heck are they?? She said what you grate your
    >> feet with

    >
    > I use a regular old-fashioned pumice stone.


    I've found that the pumice clogs up with particles unless I do it
    underwater. The nice thing about the "egg" is that the particles go
    inside it and then you can dump it somewhere later.

    --
    Wes Groleau

    Those who make peaceful revolution impossible
    will make violent revolution inevitable.
    -- John F. Kennedy

  20. #20
    Trinkwasser Guest

    Default Re: Why does it say on a heating pad or blanket,that a diabetic should not use it?

    On 1 Sep 2010 17:23:58 GMT, Chris Malcolm <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >At diagnosis I discovered I had neuropathy in both feet. I had them
    >checked out by a podiatrist, and since then check them over carefully
    >at least once a week. That's how I discovered that the neuropathy was
    >starting to recede once I got my BGs under good control. That's how I
    >discovered that if I get lax in BG control the neuropathy starts to
    >return.
    >
    >That's how I know I won't have any problem about it creeping up on me
    >unnoticed. I'm watching and waiting for it.


    That reminds me I should get mine checked out again. Likewise I had
    some neuropathy which had reversed, and the podiatrist's last
    inspection showed the patches where I couldn't feel the fibre or
    tuning fork had reduced since the previous check.

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