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Doctor insights on: Wholesale Diabetic Supplies

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Can diabetics take their insulin and diabetic supplies on planes?

Can diabetics take their insulin and diabetic supplies on planes?

Yes: It's is encouraged that you do this to ensure that you always have your treatment on hand. Worst comes to worst, get a note from your doctor. ...Read more

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Diabetes insulin.Any alternative for the needles insulin?

Diabetes insulin.Any alternative for the needles insulin?

Insulin: If you have type 1 diabetes, you need insulin, which can be from injections or the pump that is placed inside you. Type 2 diabetes is from Insulin resistance and can be treated with oral medication and as that fails, you will need diabetes. The pump is an option, pancreatic transplants in certain candidates is another option. ...Read more

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Are fruit juices a good source of insulin for diabetes patients?

Are fruit juices a good source of insulin for diabetes patients?

No: Fruit juices donot provide any insulin.Even if there was any Insulin in juices it will not be absorbed from g i tract. ...Read more

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Endocrinologist/Dietician: Can you send a link to a list of highly popular brand named foods bought at grocery store low in carbs/sugar for diabetic?

Endocrinologist/Dietician: Can you send a link to a list of highly popular brand named foods bought at grocery store low in carbs/sugar for diabetic?

Interesting question: Foods that are naturally low in carbs include: non-starchy vegetables and low-sugar fruits such as: Salad Greens (lettuce, spinach, cabbage); Swiss chard or other chard, collard greens, kale, bok choy; Herbs (basil, parsley, cilantro); radishes, sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes; avocado, asparagus, broccoli, green beans, Brussels sprouts; meats, fish, and eggs. Otherwise read food labels. ...Read more

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Borassus flabellifer or sugar palm fruit ok for diabetes?

Borassus flabellifer or sugar palm fruit ok for diabetes?

OK but worthless: Neither will help you, unless you have too much $$ and are trying to waste some. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Use proven methods and therapies, like diet, exercise, weight loss and legitimate medication that really does something good for you. ...Read more

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Are vitamins and supplements better from the health food store than from a pharmacy at wal mart?

Are vitamins and supplements better from the health food store than from a pharmacy at wal mart?

Avoid them all: Numerous recent studies have questioned the value of multivitamins and some have shown no benefit to potential harm. Don't take them if you don't have a deficiency. Better to get your vitamins and minerals from food and sun. ...Read more

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Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Yes and no: Fruit juices have fructose as the main source of carbohydrate. This contains some glucose but not as much as other sources. You should still watch your blood sugars as you did before. ...Read more

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Any good low prescription/reading glasses sold at local stores?

Any good low prescription/reading glasses sold at local stores?

Some: The optics in most over the counter reading glasses are generally fine. The frames are quite variable especially at the dollar stores. Most pharmacies sell reasonable quality glasses and they are also present at costco and sam's club. Higher end ones, although no better optically are at stores like nordstoms - for the fashion conscious. ...Read more

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Can I use (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30+syringes) instead of (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30 penfill + novolin (insulin) pen) since I have no prescription to buy the penfill? Thanks!

Can I use (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30+syringes) instead of (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30 penfill + novolin (insulin) pen) since I have no prescription to buy the penfill? Thanks!

Sure: Just talk to your doc to make the switch to insulins and have them teach you to draw them up. They can send you to a diabetic educator for the teaching. ...Read more

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Are those "fat free" salad dressings bought in the store really fat free? Which salad dressings are really fat free? I like ranch and zesty italian.

Are those "fat free" salad dressings bought in the store really fat free? Which salad dressings are really fat free? I like ranch and zesty italian.

Avoid Fat Free: Yes. If they label this then there are laws. But, remember this is the worst products to buy in stores. Fat is not the cause of the obesity epidemic we have. Sugar is the demon. Fat free products are often stuffed full of sugars, especially concentrated fructose corn syrup. This one product is the biggest cause of our failure to really lose weight with dieting and a cause of the diabetes epidemi. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic take novolin (insulin) r and novolin (insulin) n?

Can a diabetic take novolin (insulin) r and novolin (insulin) n?

Yes...: Yes, novolin R is a short acting insulin while novolin N is an intermediate acting insulin - so they can be used together. While these can be purchased over the counter in most states you should still be seeing a provider to discuss insulin needs. You should not start any insulin without the recommendation by a doctor who knows your history. Insulin overdoses can kill! ...Read more

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I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

Insulin pump: At age 40 you should not need an Insulin pump. Please see your doctor about this. At age 40 it is unlikely that you need an insulin pump. What you do need is a nurse to help you gradually lose your blood sugar level until you no longer have diabetes Will take some time but quite necessary! ...Read more

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Which fruits should diabetic patients eat?

Which fruits should diabetic patients eat?

All are OK: All fruits and everything else are ok on a diabetes diet, if the diet is balanced and appropriate for the patient. Consult a registered dietitian for more information. There is no "magic" or "forbidden" food. Eat three meals/day, don't snack, and stay lean with proper diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Is stivia good for diabetics (insulin dependent)?

Is stivia good for diabetics (insulin dependent)?

Stivia: Stivia is fine.Are you sure you are "diabetic". A person who does not make insulin is a diabetic - type 1 diabetes. A person who makes insulin but not enough, has type 2 diabetes but hat does not make you a diabetic. Why do I say this? Because your goal is to work hard at getting rid of your diabetes. It may never happen but you should work very hard at achieving it. See a dietitian. ...Read more

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Is detox cleansing powder from health food store worth the money?

Is detox cleansing powder from health food store worth the money?

IMO, NO: Obsession with digestive cleanliness is a boon to manufacturers of detox powders, potions and devices. But just what is it you want to cleanse from your system? Toxins? As long as you don't overload it, your body is a self cleansing system from your liver and kidneys to your skin (though an occasional sauna can unblock pores and improve your inherent cleansing ability). There are exceptions. ...Read more

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Does bitter melon from Southeast Asia help diabetics by lowering blood sugar?

Does bitter melon from Southeast Asia help diabetics by lowering blood sugar?

Yes: Studies show bitter melon can be beneficial in treating diabetes- see http://www.Diabetes.Co.Uk/natural-therapies/bitter-melon.Html It will help best if combined with a healthy low-glycemic diet & other herbs & nutrients- see http://bit.Ly/1fuhuyp If i had diabetes i would try a raw food diet- see http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j ...Read more

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What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?

What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?

This is a great: Question and ive tried to do some searching to give a concise answer but i cannot find a study that isolates this data. If you go to cms website and drill down to search the term dme http://www.Cms.Gov/site-search/search-results.Html?Q=dme you see how hard it is to give a quick answer, ( have you read an article in hfn or elsewhere that gives this data? If so please share. ...Read more