Diabetes Chat

Aspirin or no aspirin!!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Aspirin or no aspirin!!

Post  PlymouthDave on Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:22 am

Since I was diagnosed as a Type one nearly 3 years ago, I have been prescribed a 75mg aspirin every day. A few days ago. the headlines in the Daily Mail told us all that the benefits of aspirin for Diabetics had not been proven and that it could be doing more harm than good.
Does anyone else get confused by the mixed messages that we recieve and does it lead you to doubt some of the expert advice we are given?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1078325/Doubts-aspirin-heart-scientists-fear-daily-dose-harm-good.html
avatar
PlymouthDave

Posts : 45
Join date : 2008-10-23
Age : 58
Location : Plymouth

View user profile

Back to top Go down

To Take or Not to take

Post  Junglegirl on Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:04 pm

Hi - well I for one have always been confused - my philosophy is if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Junglegirl

Posts : 46
Join date : 2008-10-23

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Aspirin or no aspirin!!

Post  Imogen on Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:40 pm

Dunno nuffin... but I'll see what I can find out...

_________________
~ "I will be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box, when there's any evidence of thinking going on inside it!" Terry Pratchett ~
avatar
Imogen
Admin

Posts : 487
Join date : 2008-08-30
Age : 48
Location : Ashbourne, Derbyshire

View user profile http://diabeteschat.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Aspirin

Post  Junglegirl on Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:47 pm

Well from what I have read and seen the doctors seem to be saying that if you have had no heart problems in the past, then the aspirin won't do much for you, other than maybe give you stomach problems from taking it. Perhaps you should talk this over with your diabetic team (if you have one). The following is taken from the British Medical Journal's website

"Conclusion This trial does not provide evidence to support the use of aspirin or antioxidants in primary prevention of cardiovascular events and mortality in the population with diabetes studied."

Junglegirl

Posts : 46
Join date : 2008-10-23

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Aspirin or no aspirin!!

Post  Imogen on Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:08 pm

I have read that if you need it (!!) you should take it in the middle of your main meal - less damage to the inside bits!

_________________
~ "I will be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box, when there's any evidence of thinking going on inside it!" Terry Pratchett ~
avatar
Imogen
Admin

Posts : 487
Join date : 2008-08-30
Age : 48
Location : Ashbourne, Derbyshire

View user profile http://diabeteschat.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Aspirin or no aspirin!!

Post  Nick on Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:49 pm

This latest research study seems a good one and has brought up valid points. Asprin can cause bleeding in the stomach...it is after all an acid in it's own right. I have never really understood why so many were on it other than the wish to thin blood to help prevent strokes....but quite a lot of patients on asprin are also on medication for peptic/stomach ulcers such as omeprazole and lansoprazole. No

Dooooh !!!

If I see anything about it in one of the vascular or diabetic journals I'll post more on here about it.

Nick

_________________
'Those without humour are at the mercy of the rest of us'
avatar
Nick
Admin

Posts : 813
Join date : 2008-10-22
Location : Devon

View user profile http://www.southhamspodiatry.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Aspirin or no aspirin!!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum