What brand of turmeric is best for a diabetic?

Posted by Carol, Volunteer Mentor @retiredteacher, Oct 18, 2017

I have read about turmeric and have developed arthritis in my hands and my knee joint. I have two friends who take turmeric regularly and swear by it. They are like I am—totally avoid medicines from Big Pharma if possible. They say it is a blessing. I’m not sure what way is best—pills or powder mixed with water. I read the entry of turmeric with synthroid, but what about a diabetic taking it to help with joint pain? I have taken glucosamine, and that helps a little bit, but people who take turmeric say it basically does away with the pain. I know it’s not a cure, but if it helps the pain, I would like to try it. I read where turmeric has to have pepper with it. I know there are quacks and faux products, but the good ones are natural, herbal and have been used for years for joint pain and other problems. I think natural is best. Not paying Big Pharma to hawk a medicine that costs a fortune.

Thanks for any help.

retiredteacher

@retiredteacher

The holidays are the hardest as far as food is concerned. My husband is a real cookie monster, and I love anything sweet. However, since my diabetic diagnosis, sweets are not on the menu. I have not had anything good and sweet for over a year and a half. My husband only occasionally has a cookie, but he supports me as I crave sweets. I used to bake cookies and brownies and all sorts of goodies for the holidays, but those days are over. I have become almost a vegetarian because my blood does not like meat or fruits or even salad. I eat dark leafy greens—very bland. But my blood stays low if I do that except in the A.M. It is still higher than it should be then. But after lunch, it is usually in the low range, where it should be. We don’t have grandchildren or other temptations except self control for our own health.

Enjoy your cookies; I think I could eat a dozen, if they were allowed. My husband could eat all you baked! 🙂

Enjoy baking and creating.

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@retiredteacher. Google everyday health and it will lead you to the site. There are many topics to choose from.
JK

@contentandwell

@hopeful33250 If you have mentioned it I forget, what part of the country are you from? I do enjoy NH for many of it’s benefits — mountains, seashore, and close to Boston — but it does get darned cold here in mid-winter and when a snowstorm with that heavy wet snow brings down power lines and we go without for a few days I become a crazy person, not very pleasant! We need to take rides at intervals because the car is warm and we can go Dunkin Donuts for hot coffee.
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I am lucky to have been born and raised in the deep Southeast where Southerners are genteel and adhere to the traditions of proper decorum if their family is in that educated and proper group, and I was fortunate that mine was. I had all the advantages and lacked for nothing, so I am so blessed. My husband was transferred to Ohio where we spent eight years, but when my wonderful daddy died, we returned to the South. So I follow the mantra that many proper Southerners do that I was born American but I am Southern by the grace of God.

retiredteacher

@contentandwell

@hopeful33250 If you have mentioned it I forget, what part of the country are you from? I do enjoy NH for many of it’s benefits — mountains, seashore, and close to Boston — but it does get darned cold here in mid-winter and when a snowstorm with that heavy wet snow brings down power lines and we go without for a few days I become a crazy person, not very pleasant! We need to take rides at intervals because the car is warm and we can go Dunkin Donuts for hot coffee.
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@retiredteacher It’s good to have pride in our roots. I may live in NH now but I am a proud “proper Bostonian” with roots that go pretty far back. I think my grandfather must have been one of the first Irishmen to graduate from Harvard Medical — in the 1800s. Doctors were so different back then, they really cared about their patients.
JK

@retiredteacher

The holidays are the hardest as far as food is concerned. My husband is a real cookie monster, and I love anything sweet. However, since my diabetic diagnosis, sweets are not on the menu. I have not had anything good and sweet for over a year and a half. My husband only occasionally has a cookie, but he supports me as I crave sweets. I used to bake cookies and brownies and all sorts of goodies for the holidays, but those days are over. I have become almost a vegetarian because my blood does not like meat or fruits or even salad. I eat dark leafy greens—very bland. But my blood stays low if I do that except in the A.M. It is still higher than it should be then. But after lunch, it is usually in the low range, where it should be. We don’t have grandchildren or other temptations except self control for our own health.

Enjoy your cookies; I think I could eat a dozen, if they were allowed. My husband could eat all you baked! 🙂

Enjoy baking and creating.

retiredteacher

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@retiredteacher and @contentandwell

Yes, I also subscribe to the Everyday Health emails. They come to your inbox and you register for different topics, including diabetes. I subscribe to a couple of them. WebMD also has an email subscription to the “Daily Bite” which also has healthy, tasty recipes.

Teresa

@contentandwell

@hopeful33250 If you have mentioned it I forget, what part of the country are you from? I do enjoy NH for many of it’s benefits — mountains, seashore, and close to Boston — but it does get darned cold here in mid-winter and when a snowstorm with that heavy wet snow brings down power lines and we go without for a few days I become a crazy person, not very pleasant! We need to take rides at intervals because the car is warm and we can go Dunkin Donuts for hot coffee.
JK

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Hi @contentandwell

I live in SE Michigan, about 35 miles NE of Detroit. Our weather can be cold and snowy but we don’t usually get hit with the heavy storms that you folks get in your part of the U.S. This part of Michigan is a little boring, you have to drive several hours to see mountains – of course we are surrounded by the Great Lakes and the upper peninsula of Michigan is beautiful. I do like the changes in seasons, fall is beautiful here.

One of the biggest advantages of where I live is that we are within a 1/2 hour drive of Canada and that is a great country. During the spring/summer/fall the Stratford Festival plays are wonder and Niagara-on-the-Falls has the Shaw Festival. Both locations are in Ontario and are a quick drive and you can see some marvelous plays by good performers. The towns themselves are very quaint with good restaurants, great shops to walk through and just a very nice ambience. (As you can see, I’m sold on Canada!)

Teresa

@contentandwell

@hopeful33250 If you have mentioned it I forget, what part of the country are you from? I do enjoy NH for many of it’s benefits — mountains, seashore, and close to Boston — but it does get darned cold here in mid-winter and when a snowstorm with that heavy wet snow brings down power lines and we go without for a few days I become a crazy person, not very pleasant! We need to take rides at intervals because the car is warm and we can go Dunkin Donuts for hot coffee.
JK

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@retiredteacher

Part of my family is from the South and the other side is from Canada – so I get the best of both worlds (especially in terms of food)! My grandmother, who was Canadian, used to make the most wonderful Apricot Pie – most folks have never heard of Apricot Pie.

Teresa

@retiredteacher

The holidays are the hardest as far as food is concerned. My husband is a real cookie monster, and I love anything sweet. However, since my diabetic diagnosis, sweets are not on the menu. I have not had anything good and sweet for over a year and a half. My husband only occasionally has a cookie, but he supports me as I crave sweets. I used to bake cookies and brownies and all sorts of goodies for the holidays, but those days are over. I have become almost a vegetarian because my blood does not like meat or fruits or even salad. I eat dark leafy greens—very bland. But my blood stays low if I do that except in the A.M. It is still higher than it should be then. But after lunch, it is usually in the low range, where it should be. We don’t have grandchildren or other temptations except self control for our own health.

Enjoy your cookies; I think I could eat a dozen, if they were allowed. My husband could eat all you baked! 🙂

Enjoy baking and creating.

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@hopeful33250 I find when I google different health topics I often get led to WebMD but I had no idea they had a daily email, Thanks, I will have to check that out.
JK

@contentandwell

@hopeful33250 If you have mentioned it I forget, what part of the country are you from? I do enjoy NH for many of it’s benefits — mountains, seashore, and close to Boston — but it does get darned cold here in mid-winter and when a snowstorm with that heavy wet snow brings down power lines and we go without for a few days I become a crazy person, not very pleasant! We need to take rides at intervals because the car is warm and we can go Dunkin Donuts for hot coffee.
JK

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@hopeful33250 Canada is nice, we have been to a small ski area outside of Montreal (Morin Heights), Niagra Falls, and driven through a more rural area when going to my husband’s daughter at Michigan State. One Christmas she had some of her college friends come here for skiing and they were quite impressed with the size of the mountains. We went to Vancouver a few years ago and loved that city. My husband said the only thing wrong with it was that it wasn’t in the United States!
JK

@contentandwell

@hopeful33250 If you have mentioned it I forget, what part of the country are you from? I do enjoy NH for many of it’s benefits — mountains, seashore, and close to Boston — but it does get darned cold here in mid-winter and when a snowstorm with that heavy wet snow brings down power lines and we go without for a few days I become a crazy person, not very pleasant! We need to take rides at intervals because the car is warm and we can go Dunkin Donuts for hot coffee.
JK

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@hopeful33250 Oh my goodness, I love apricots. I presume it must be somewhat like peach pie. Yum.
JK

@contentandwell

@hopeful33250 If you have mentioned it I forget, what part of the country are you from? I do enjoy NH for many of it’s benefits — mountains, seashore, and close to Boston — but it does get darned cold here in mid-winter and when a snowstorm with that heavy wet snow brings down power lines and we go without for a few days I become a crazy person, not very pleasant! We need to take rides at intervals because the car is warm and we can go Dunkin Donuts for hot coffee.
JK

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@contentandwell Yes, similar to peach pie! Yummy!

Teresa

@retiredteacher

The holidays are the hardest as far as food is concerned. My husband is a real cookie monster, and I love anything sweet. However, since my diabetic diagnosis, sweets are not on the menu. I have not had anything good and sweet for over a year and a half. My husband only occasionally has a cookie, but he supports me as I crave sweets. I used to bake cookies and brownies and all sorts of goodies for the holidays, but those days are over. I have become almost a vegetarian because my blood does not like meat or fruits or even salad. I eat dark leafy greens—very bland. But my blood stays low if I do that except in the A.M. It is still higher than it should be then. But after lunch, it is usually in the low range, where it should be. We don’t have grandchildren or other temptations except self control for our own health.

Enjoy your cookies; I think I could eat a dozen, if they were allowed. My husband could eat all you baked! 🙂

Enjoy baking and creating.

retiredteacher

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Here’s the link to Everyday Health list of newsletters to subscribe to
https://www.everydayhealth.com/newsletter-subscriptions/signup/?iid=gnav_head_sub
Many of the articles are written by Mayo Clinic experts.

Here’s a list of Mayo Clinic e-newsletters too
https://newslettersignup.mayoclinic.com/

@retiredteacher

The holidays are the hardest as far as food is concerned. My husband is a real cookie monster, and I love anything sweet. However, since my diabetic diagnosis, sweets are not on the menu. I have not had anything good and sweet for over a year and a half. My husband only occasionally has a cookie, but he supports me as I crave sweets. I used to bake cookies and brownies and all sorts of goodies for the holidays, but those days are over. I have become almost a vegetarian because my blood does not like meat or fruits or even salad. I eat dark leafy greens—very bland. But my blood stays low if I do that except in the A.M. It is still higher than it should be then. But after lunch, it is usually in the low range, where it should be. We don’t have grandchildren or other temptations except self control for our own health.

Enjoy your cookies; I think I could eat a dozen, if they were allowed. My husband could eat all you baked! 🙂

Enjoy baking and creating.

retiredteacher

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@contentandwell Yes, WebMD has daily email newsletters similar to Everyday Health with different topics you can subscribe to. I find them interesting and often helpful. Teresa

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