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1 28th October 23:08
iguana
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Default Ways to INCREASE appetite? (diabetes cancer weight)


An individual whom I know has stage IV cancer and is losing weight
quickly. She also has diabetes that is not well controlled, although
by now it is a bit better. She does not want to eat much.

I am looking for ways to increase her appetite. We are looking for any
medications or tricks to that effect, that do not interfere with her
diabetes treatments.

We are aware that eating more is not going to cure cancer, but,
perhaps it could somewhat prolong her life and improve its quality and
stop cachexia.

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2 28th October 23:08
diana
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My heart goes out to you and your friend. I wish I
could help but with her having uncontrolled diabetes my
suggestions would just pose problems for her diabetes.
Maybe if you are permitted to speak to her doctor on
this that would be the best thing. Again I am very
sorry I can't help much however I will keep you and
your friend in my thoughts and prayer

Diana

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3 28th October 23:09
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http://www.prosure.com/


It is a special formula to assist with cachexia. With cancer that is stage
IV, most doctors do not suggest following a strict diabetic diet. I would
have her check with her doctor, the advice I hear the most is eat everything
you want to eat when you want to eat it....
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4 28th October 23:09
pam_in_sc
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Default Ways to INCREASE appetite? (diabetes carbohydrates diet cancer exercise)


I helped an aunt who was dying of cancer and the only thing that she
could eat was baked potatoes. Remember that with diabetes the total
amount of carbohydrates is what matters, so if serving size is small
enough it is ok to eat almost anything. If she can only eat a half a
potato, that isn't that much carbohydrate.

Pam
t2 since Nov. 2003, diet and exercise
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5 28th October 23:09
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Details might be helpful as to how to reply to such a post. (type of
cancer and organs affected, age of patient, on treatment or not, Karnofsky
performance, etc..

Hospice or her doctor can help with medications..
J-alt.support.cancer
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6 28th October 23:09
peanutjake
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You might want to try "Glucerna."
It tastes like a delicious milk shake.
It is diabetic friendly.
It contains pretty complete nutrition.
It is easy to drink when you have lost your appetite.
It is available in drug stores.

PJ
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7 28th October 23:10
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Default Ways to INCREASE appetite? (diabetes blindness renal down cancer)


When I worked as a hospice nurse, we often discontinued many diabetic
medications since as the cancer progressed there Blood sugars go down
decreasing the need for medications. Also the goal in diabetes is to prevent
complications that take years to develop like blindness, renal failure, etc
what is the point if you have stage IV disease but best to check with your
health care team.
sometimes I have seen drugs used to increase appetite, such as steroids,
hormones, and amphetamines but not with much success.
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8 28th October 23:10
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I think that is the same thing as prosure but made by a different company.

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9 28th October 23:10
nytoflguy
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Potatoes are one of the best things you can eat, full of potasium also. You
can put almost anything on them, cheese, bacon bits, oil and vinegar. I have
been making potato salad lately. Make them as tasty as possible. Very good
for people who are not sick also.
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10 28th October 23:11
priscilla h ballou
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I'm not a druggie or a troll. I do, however, want to let you know that
some people dealing with cancer have found that marijuana can be very
beneficial in terms of stimulating appetite.

Priscilla
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