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I need a sliding scale for taking novalog insulin. ?

I need a sliding scale for taking novalog insulin.  ?

Contact your doctor: That prescription would come from the doctor providing your care; the one who knows your sugars and your history. The physicians on health tap do not provide treatment. ...Read more

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What is the formula doctors use for insulin dosing? When do they quit using the sliding scale? When do they put patients on the twice a day high dose

What is the formula doctors use for insulin dosing?  When do they quit using the sliding scale? When do they put patients on the twice a day high dose

Diabetes care: Forget the doctor for a bit and find a diabetes educator. They are excellent, knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. At your age you most likely have type 2 diabetes. If that is correct the diabetes educator will try to get you a point where you no longer have diabetes. Work hard at it and you can get rid of your diabetes. Go for it! ...Read more

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I need to find a familydoctor in my area that takes cash only/ sliding scale/ no insurance. I desperately need a checkup and check my cholestrol, etc.

I need to find a familydoctor in my area that takes cash only/ sliding scale/ no insurance. I desperately need a checkup and check my cholestrol, etc.

County Health Dept.: Check with your county or state health department. Most of them have lists of low cost or free clinics available for people in your situation. Also, check with st. Vincent de paul, salvation army, local churchs, medical or nursing schools, universities, etc., as they may have knowledge of clinics in the area. ...Read more

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What amount novolog on sliding scale at meal times?

What amount novolog on sliding scale at meal times?

Individualized: Hi. No one on this site can tell you that information. You need to talk with your doctor or see a specialist who deals with diabetes. The amount of Novolog you take for meals depends meal-by-meal on what your sugar is coming into the meal, what & how much you're going to eat, and your current sensitivity to insulin. You need to be doing frequent glucose monitoring to keep it safe & effective. ...Read more

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I have an appt @ a sliding scale drs office. It used to be only for HIV patients but now its for any1 & has good reputation. Will it be safe to use?

I have an appt @ a sliding scale drs office. It used to be only for HIV patients but now its for any1 & has good reputation. Will it be safe to use?

Certainly should: Be just fine. You will find that almost all physicians are altruistic, and charitable recognizing that their mission is to care for people before their finances. Even though not advertised widely this a characteristic you will find in most physicians. ...Read more

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Looking for free or sliding scale doctors know where any are? I have panic attacks and I have pains in my chest, knees, back and other places as well as hard ball like things under the skin in my arms.I go to the emergency room but all they do is give me

Looking for free or sliding scale doctors know where any are? I have panic attacks and I have pains in my chest, knees, back and other places as well as hard ball like things under the skin in my arms.I go to the emergency room but all they do is give me

(Un)fortunately, : (un)fortunately, you're not alone. Many americans are struggling in this economy. Dr. Fowler has listed a number of options in georgia. For others who are in a similar situation but don't live in georgia, many low cost, if not free, options are available to you with a bit of online searching. We're either volunteers or supported by grants, both government & non-government. Pharmaceutical companies have stepped up to the plate if you can jump through their paper hoops. Or check out all the $4 monthly options for generic medications. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are good ways for me to find sliding scale health clinics or doctor offices in my area?

Sources: Pt referrals best, pharmacist, they hear about compassionate good docs, medical society call them they hear a lot, your own m.D ask him/her and make you choice. Read review about M.D. ...Read more

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We all know expensive dental procedures can be, that is why most employees barely over this.Do dentists offer sliding scale or installment options?

We all know expensive dental procedures can be, that is why most employees barely over this.Do dentists offer sliding scale or installment options?

Depends: Some do and some don't. You have to ask about that at the time you call the dental office. Many offices offer care credit which allows someone to pay for their dental care over a period of time with no interest. Also dental schools and some clinics offer a sliding scale. You may have to call around a bit... But be careful about things that sound too good to be true. You may get what you pay for. ...Read more

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