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My girlfriend was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, what sort of medical supplies will she need?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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Your doctor can easily answer. What is more important is that dr thornalley in england has shown very clearly that diabetics excrete a large amount of vitamin b1 (thiamine) in the urine thus causing deficiency.
Taking a supplement of thiamine is an excellent way of preventing complications of this disease. Ask your doctor. If he/she is unaware, ask him/her to check on pub med.

In brief: See below

Your doctor can easily answer. What is more important is that dr thornalley in england has shown very clearly that diabetics excrete a large amount of vitamin b1 (thiamine) in the urine thus causing deficiency.
Taking a supplement of thiamine is an excellent way of preventing complications of this disease. Ask your doctor. If he/she is unaware, ask him/her to check on pub med.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: She will get a list

Hopefully she is being treated in a diabetes center as they have diabetes nurse educators ( cde).
She will likely need: Insulin (pens or needle syringes), glucometer with lancing needles and glucometer strips, urine dips sticks for glucose/ketones, glucose tablets (raspberry tastes best), or some other fast acting sugar, possible logbook for blood sugars, lots of education from cde. It gets easier.

In brief: She will get a list

Hopefully she is being treated in a diabetes center as they have diabetes nurse educators ( cde).
She will likely need: Insulin (pens or needle syringes), glucometer with lancing needles and glucometer strips, urine dips sticks for glucose/ketones, glucose tablets (raspberry tastes best), or some other fast acting sugar, possible logbook for blood sugars, lots of education from cde. It gets easier.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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