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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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What is your diagnosis? Age 65. Type II diabetic since 2002. Novolog on sliding scale with meals + lantis 55 units @ bedtime. Take avapro 150mg/2x and htcz 12.5mg/2x to control hbp. Most recent CBC panel revealed for first time low values for white ce

What is your diagnosis? Age 65.  Type II diabetic since 2002.  Novolog on sliding scale with meals + lantis 55 units @ bedtime.  Take avapro 150mg/2x and htcz 12.5mg/2x to control hbp.  Most recent CBC panel revealed for first time low values for white ce

I : I agree with you that it sounds like you are doing a very good job overall. I am glad that you are so active and can do your own yard work, and feel well. I am concerned that you are so anemic. A hematocrit of 30.2 is very low. It needs to be determined if that has been worked up, and if that is a stable hematocrit for you. Your a1c sounds like it has been improving but htat is stll quite high. I agree with you that portion control can be very helpful, and it sounds like you are quite active so that will also help you. ...Read more

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What causes low glucogon? Mine is 33 on a scale from 40 to 150. Insulin is 8.9 (5-25). Fbs under 100. Non-diabetic

What causes low glucogon? Mine is 33 on a scale from 40 to 150.  Insulin is 8.9 (5-25). Fbs under 100. Non-diabetic

Why was it measured?: There are very few reasons to measure a blood glucagon. There are very rare tumors that make too much, but i doubt you have that. Glucagon raises blood sugar and is important to keep our blood sugar up while fasting. The normal range is not accurate. Your glu is normal and you are not diabetic. You don't need additional hormone measurements. See an endocrinologist if you have more questions. ...Read more

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What can I do about high insulin?

What can I do about high insulin?

Insulin resistance: Many people are Insulin resistant. That means you have to make more Insulin to keep blood glucose normal. The most common cause is obesity/overweight and sedentary lifestyle. Genetic predisposition. Medications and medical conditions can contribute. So the solution is to fix the problem: diet and exercise. I actually do not measure insulin, since it will not change what i would do anyway. ...Read more

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I heard that overdosing on insulin is a pretty painless way to die?

I heard that overdosing on insulin is a pretty painless way to die?

Who knows?..: I think the more urgent question is why are you concerned about ways of dying? If you have homicidal or suicidal urges you should not act on them and seek emergent psychiatric help. Only someone who has experienced a death from hypoglycemic coma can answer your question - a rather unlikely source of information in this life.. ...Read more

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Can i take omega 369 while on insulin ?

Can i take omega 369 while on insulin
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Yes: Omega 3 fatty acids do a lot of good things, including lowering triglycerides. They have antiinflammatory effects. They are used frequently in people with diabetes. Although recent studies on prevention of heart disease were disappointing, there are still a number of benefits to taking fish oils. Of course, attention to an overall healthy diet is important. ...Read more

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Do I have to put my insulin in the fridge?

Not once in use: Insulin should be stored in the refrigerator until you start using a pen or vial. Once in use, a pen or vial can generally be kept at room temperature for up to 14 days (pens) or 28 days (vials). Because there are several different kinds of insulin, check your package insert for more information. Insulin should always be protected from freezing temperatures, or high temperatures (above 80-85f). ...Read more

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Why do I sweat. so much when i take my insulin?

?Low Blood Sugar: Low blood sugar causes a lot of sweating. Also will make you feel weak, tremulous, palpitations, pass-out, coma and even death. Please Make sure you are not taking too much Insulin. Talk to your doctor as soon as possible so that he can review all your medications, and adjust your Insulin if need be. ...Read more

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I'm curious what occurs during an insulin overdose?

I'm curious what occurs during an insulin overdose?

Insulin overdose : Insulin drops your blood sugar by escorting sugar into your cells. Too much Insulin drops your sugar too much. This will affect your brain, your liver, your whole body. ...Read more

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I would like some information about insulin pumps..?

Helpful: Insulin pumps are most helpful in type1 diabetics who eat frequently throughout the day, have tendency towards high sugars in the morning due to "dawn phenomenon", and/or are unable to achieve good control despite multiple injections of Insulin daily. The pump provides a "basal" rate of Insulin that can be adjusted throughout the day. You still need to tell it when you eat and how much Insulin to do. ...Read more