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Old 17.05.2011, 12:39
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Diabetes - English speaking dietician / advisor ?

Hi

It appears that I have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and my doctor wants to send me to a clinic so they can advise me on next steps etc. The clinic she sent me to do not have anyone that speaks English so they and I are looking for alternative clinics.

Does anyone have any experience of a clinic here in Zurich that have an english speaking consultant ?

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Re: Diabetes - English speaking dietician / advisor ?

Not being all too familiar with Zürich, I'm not sure if this is near to you?

http://www.wirtnerpraxis.ch/en/index.html
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Re: Diabetes - English speaking dietician / advisor ?

Its not the other side of the world so to speak, but does not appear to be a clinic for diabetes ?
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Re: Diabetes - English speaking dietician / advisor ?

Maybe I wasn't very clear in my first post, it needs to be a clinic that specifically caters for people who have diabetes.
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Maybe I wasn't very clear in my first post, it needs to be a clinic that specifically caters for people who have diabetes.
I too was diagnosed with mild /approaching type II.
I was treated at the Hirslanden clinic, specifically the Diabetes Consultant, who involved a dietician etc. Early diagnosis, change of lifestyle/diet and a little bit more exercise reduced my blood sugar levels to near enough within the normal range.

They also run lifestyle / awareness workshops, have a library of related literature. I thoroughly recommend Hirslanden.

Web site here

Klinik Hirslanden
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Specifically, I was treated by Dr Geiss.

His English is very good, I still chuckle at his remark about my waist line..."Aaahh, I see you like zee sausage, zees is of course ok"
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Re: Diabetes - English speaking dietician / advisor ?

Hi Joolie, so sorry to hear that. I got diagnosed two years ago too.
I know that most GPs have a Dietitian/Nutritionist they trust so I would suggest asking your treating physician, of course also if she/he speaks English.
Best wishes!
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Old 17.05.2011, 13:36
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Re: Diabetes - English speaking dietician / advisor ?

Hmm, must have been a trend I got diagnosed two years ago too...

I went to this place in Basel for nutrition consultation: the woman who was there then spoke English to me, unfortunately I don't see her in the employee pictures now.

http://www.diabetesgesellschaft.ch/d...asel/beratung/

but perhaps you can email them in English and see if they can offer you something.

EDIT: here's another link, also in German but perhaps you could email them as well. I am sure someone will be able to reply to you eventually.

http://www.diabetesgesellschaft.ch/

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Ahhh, yep, two years ago folks started looking at my blood sugar and fitness level too. Turns out not diabetes but still, I watch myself to some extent as it is becoming more common in my family.


When I was first sent to the clinic within the Universityspital, the initial advice had been to join a group BUT the group was done only in German so one of the staff dietitian / nutritionists gave me a list of private / one-on-one specialists in Basel, some of whom spoke English.

Perhaps the obesity clinic (I mention this because of how often obesity goes hand-in-hand with diabetes, so often are managed by the same or overlapping departments) at your local hospital has a similar list.
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Re: Diabetes - English speaking dietician / advisor ?

You live in Uster. It would be inconvenient to go to Basel. It is also good to develop a good relationship with a Doc close to you, as you are likely to get to know them well...

I would suggest calling these guys, and asking for someone close to your home.
http://www.diabetesgesellschaft.ch/de/national/

There is a self-help group in Zurich.
There are bound to be people who speak english there:
http://www.diabetesgesellschaft.ch/d...thilfegruppen/

I must say, it helps a LOT to discuss this sort of stuff who have had this shock to the system too
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Its not the other side of the world so to speak, but does not appear to be a clinic for diabetes ?
Apparently one of the clinics in the practice is specifically for diabetes
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PM Swisspea, she's in Adliswil and has a diabetic child, so she may be able to help.
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Old 17.05.2011, 18:34
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Re: Diabetes - English speaking dietician / advisor ?

Another 'victim' from 2 years ago....(was there something in the Zurich water back then...?)...I visited some nice people at Waidspital in Zurich...they got me back up and running (not literally!) but the long term treatment was really down to my GP who eventually prescribed Janumet, which seems to help/keep things under control for me and got me off the needles
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Re: Diabetes - English speaking dietician / advisor ?

Let's not confuse type 1 (needle/dependant, zero insulin) diabetes with type II (poor/low insulin production)...

Type I is far more serious.
Type II is damaging in the long term, but easily manageable.
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Let's not confuse type 1 (needle/dependant, zero insulin) diabetes with type II (poor/low insulin production)...

Type I is far more serious.
Type II is damaging in the long term, but easily manageable.
My dad has Type 1...wish he'd take it seriously. Sadly he lives in the old skool times where diabetics (Type 1) were told to avoid carbs
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where diabetics (Type 1) were told to avoid carbs
Oh my, it is the type of carb that matters and according to my dietitian actually fats are more dangerous as they might give you a rush of hyperglycemia once they are absorbed and turned into glucose!!!!!
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Glycemic index (GI) is the key for carbs- eg how quickly the amount of starch turns into sugar after absorption. Sticky rice has a much higher GI than al dente basmati. Old floury potatoes, as used for baked pots, have much higher GI than new pots. Large oats for porridge are much better than small ones. Etc. I was also diagnosed with Type 2, related to a thyroid disfunction, about 8 years ago, which I am almost sure was due to extreme stress at the time. Much better now stress levels greatly reduced, thyroid function under control, more exercise, and GI carbs better understood + plenty of exercise (still quite a bit overweight though..).
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Let's not confuse type 1 (needle/dependant, zero insulin) diabetes with type II (poor/low insulin production)...

Type I is far more serious.
Type II is damaging in the long term, but easily manageable.
yes, except that both can require insulin via needle.
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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone that responded , once again EF comes to the rescue .......lol

and thanks for the pm's offering help too

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Let's not confuse type 1 (needle/dependant, zero insulin) diabetes with type II (poor/low insulin production)...

Type I is far more serious.
Type II is damaging in the long term, but easily manageable.
This is not true, Type I yes it is insulin dependent but Type II is insulin "insensitive". Most Type II start needind only pills depending on how early the disease is diagnosed, they produce enough or more insulin than normal people but their insulin does not work, hence they need medication, excersice and a diet change. Some type II diabetes that are poorly controlled nned insulin.
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Re: Diabetes - English speaking dietician / advisor ?

I also highly recommend Hirslanden. I am a Type I but I'm very pleased with their "service".

As I was misdiagnosed as Type II (before finally getting referred to Hirslanden!) I have several Type II books that I'd like to get rid of. Perhaps you're interested (or somebody else)?

The New Glucose Revolution
28 Days to Diabetes Control
The other Diabetes
The Type II Diabetic Woman
The First Year: Type II Diabetes

If so, just let me know!

And as many have said before, you can do a lot just by changing your diet and getting regular exercise. :-)

Laurie
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