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Can A Diabetic Join The Marines If He Has An Insulin Pump
Generally, no: Any kind of diabetes is disqualifying for military service. Read more here: http://tinyurl.Com/ceq9hp under endocrine and metabolic disorders. It is possible to apply for a waiver, but i strongly doubt one would be granted for someone with type 1 diabetes, or on a pump. The marines would probably be the least likely service to accept anyone with any kind of pre-existing medical condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Insulin pumps is a convenient way to give insulin. The Insulin is in a reservoir and gets pumped through a needle into the skin nearby. You can program it to give a variable basal rate, and you tell it how much Insulin to give with meals. However, the pump does not measure glucose. You still need to do this. The Insulin pump is good for type 1 diabetics who are motivated to ...Read more
No: Type 2 diabetics who are Insulin dependent can be put on the pump as well. Dr kurzweil review: it is true that it may be possible, but unlikely. Type 2 diabetics should be controllable with good persistent medical care--nutritional, weight reduction, medication, exercise, if necessary a long-acting Insulin once daily, perhaps added short acting. A clinical expert endocrinologist could rx c pump. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how having an insulin pump may decrease the chance of a diabetic having a diabetic emergency?
It helps: But does not prevent diabetic complications. One must be dedicated and have a good understanding of the disease, when used correctly and with the guidance of an endocrinoologist glucose control is maintained within a tight range preventing the premature onset of complications, . ...Read more
No change: To be safe, i'd have a doctor's note but you should be able to wear your pump & carry it on the plane without problems. I would show the agent the pump, then walk through screening. They are trained to know what it is. You can use the same pump settings while on plane. 1 study came out in 2011 stating you might get a 0.623% increase in insuin delivery because of the altitude but that's nothing. ...Read more
What are the pros and cons of an insulin pump? Does it keep a diabetic type 1 insulin in better check? No other health problems.
appropriate for some: Insulin pump is a great tool to control both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and it is commonly used. However, not all patients are candidates for the Insulin pump. The only way to know is to have a discussion with your physician about your appropriateness for an Insulin pump. ...Read more
My wife is type 1 diabetic she is on an insulin pump this morning it quit how do we manage until new one only have novolg to be able to sleep?
Lantus/Levemir: Either of these insulins can be used in lieu of basal pump insulin. They don't peak. Please call her doctor before the office closes to see if theyll prescribe and appropriate instructions to use for her. The doctor may have other protocols to follow as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my diabetic girlfriend says because she is on a insulin pump the contraceptive pill is ineffective?
Uh, no: Hi. I don't want to cause a problem between you and your girlfriend, but that's absolutely incorrect. Does she want a baby? It wouldn't be the first time a woman stopped taking her BCP without telling her partner with the purpose of conceiving and blamed a pregnancy on that darn pill. I'm not accusing, but insulin therapy does NOT inactivate BCPs. ...Read more
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