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Can a diabetic join the marines if he has an insulin pump?

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 more

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Insulin Pump (Definition)

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


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What happens if someone has had diabetes for 24 years and have retinopathy .could they get an insulin pump from the diabetes clinic ?

What happens if someone has had diabetes for 24 years and have retinopathy .could they get an insulin pump from the diabetes clinic ?

Insulin pump: There are lots of ways you can get an insulin pump. You don't need to wait until you have retinopathy and insurance may cover it. But it is not necessarily the answer for diabetes. Although the pump infuses insulin, you still need to test your own glucose.... many times per day. You still need to count carbs, and tell the pump what to do. Talk to your diabetes doctor. ...Read more

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Will physicians put a diabetic on an insulin pump if she's pregnant?

Will physicians put a diabetic on an insulin pump if she's pregnant?

Depends: Depends on the individual case but Insulin pump is not contraindicated in pregnancy. Pregnancy is a state of flux so it's unlikely that a doctor will start a pregnant patient on an Insulin pump but it can be done with the right team and circumstances. ...Read more

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Can a type 2 diabetic who eats right and exercises go to be a pre diabetic?

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Can a type 2 diabetic who eats right and exercises go to be a pre diabetic?

Beta cell function: Whether diabetes can be reversed may be controversial. Type 2 diabetes can be brought under control with diet, exercise, weight management +/- meds. I have seen many patients who no longer met diagnostic criteria for diabetes after significant weight loss, particularly after their weight loss procedures. However, the underlying disease process, the loss of beta cell function, is irreversible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how having an insulin pump may decrease the chance of a diabetic having a diabetic emergency?

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

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Can a diabetic patient have juice? My mother has diabetes and her age is 39. Also kindly suggest the fruits that a sugar patient eat.

Can a diabetic patient have juice? My mother has diabetes and her age is 39. Also kindly suggest the fruits that a sugar patient eat.

IN limited quantity: Juice has natural sugar, so that could rise the glucose level. Go see your doc. He can set up a referral to a dm educator and help you with your diet. There may be other foods that you are eating that could be a rising your sugar levels...Also your doc should be seeing you 3-4 times a year as a diabetic anyways. ...Read more

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Why can't we treat diabetes by transplanting a new pancreas from a dog to the diabetic person?

Why can't we treat diabetes by transplanting a new pancreas from a dog to the diabetic person?

Dog: I would be very surprised if a surgeon agreed to that but there is no harm in inquiring from a gastric surgeon. There are a number of articles listed under " Pancreas transplant from dog to man". Most of them go back many decades without much new information. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a person using insulin to control diabetes still have a cdl license with passenger endorsement?

Type one dm: Using Insulin if deemed neccassary by your md should not be stopped to get cdl certain states allow a cdl but impose restrictions like monitoring, good control no hypoglycemia and good training to avoid danger to yourself and others. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm a type 1 diabetic. I will travel to the US soon to work. Is there a limit on the insulin that I can carry?

Hi. I'm a type 1 diabetic. I will travel to the US soon to work. Is there a limit on the insulin that I can carry?

Probably: I would suggest directing your question to your airline or US customs and immigration. It is not a query most doctors are trained to answer. ...Read more

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My father is 54 and has been diagnosed as having an inflammed pancreas, a fatty liver, and he has a golf ball sized mass in his kidney that is "dead" in the center. He is being advised to see a specialist in 3 weeks and go from there. Should he try to see

My father is 54 and has been diagnosed as having an inflammed pancreas, a fatty liver, and he has a golf ball sized mass in his kidney that is "dead" in the center. He is being advised to see a specialist in 3 weeks and go from there. Should he try to see

Symptoms?: Need more info. What are the symptoms he is having? Probably shouldn'tt wait 3 weeks to be seen if possible,and based on description probably needs to see a gastroenterologist and possibly nephrologist as well. What is being done to reduce the pancreatic inflammation in terms of diet and or medications or other treatments? ...Read more

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How could an emt, not a paramedic, deal with a person in diabetic ketoacidosis?

Transport: Hi. I view EMTs and paramedics similarly -stabilize and transport to a hospital. An EMT should be able to get a diabetic in DKA to the closest hospital ASAP, where the medical team can almost always save the patient. ...Read more

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My doctor will not perscribe me an insulin pump for my type 1 diabetes due to having medicare. I need a pump because I am legally blind and can't well?

My doctor will not perscribe me an insulin pump for my type 1 diabetes due to having medicare. I need a pump because I am legally blind and can't well?

Find a new doctor: Medicare requires that you have a fasting C-peptide test performed or have a + GAD antibody screen. Go to: http://www.tandemdiabetes.com/ or www.medtronic.com. Ask which doctors in your area prescribe insulin pumps. They will be happy to direct you to the best local pump doctors. Dont give up! ...Read more

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Im looking for a doctor that can give me a prescription for a diabetic insulin pump im covered by Medicaid and need the pump urgent?

Im looking for a doctor that can give me a prescription for a diabetic insulin pump im covered by Medicaid and need the pump urgent?

Prescription: Unless I am mistaken, at your age you have type 2 diabetes and you don't need an insulin pump. What you do need is a nurse practitioner to help you get rid of diabetes. Will take some time to get fully under control but certainly better than an insulin pump. You might not even need insulin. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I know a young person who is diabetic. Is there a site available for an insulin pump for him?

I know a young person who is diabetic. Is there a site available for an insulin pump for him?

See the doctor: There is a process to go through to get an Insulin pump. My recommendation is for him to see his doctor for a referral to a pump educator. He can then learn the pros and cons from all the pumps. Then he can make an informed decision about which is best for him. ...Read more

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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more