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A 39-year-old male asked:

can i take diabetes medication that is expiring now in december 2012?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Med expiration: Yes, but i wouldn't take it past 12/31/12.

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How long after taking diabetes medication should you eat?

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What happens when someone just stops taking diabetes medication?

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What is the safest diabetes drug? Whats the lowest dosage I can take?

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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can I make a Concierge/Virtual Apt with an Endocrinologist in order to do a small check-up and get my yearly prescription of diabetes medication?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Yes that should work: Most doctors are happy to do a teleconference and give you advice as long as you pay them for their professional time for the Consultation. You can first sort this out with the office manager who can guide you about their payment policy.

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