a links page for my fellow Aidmates with diabetes. A VERY expensive disease. God Bless us as we journey through having a life that includes being a diabetic.
Remember diabetes is not your life . You just happen to have diabetes as an added dimension of your life.
YOU HAVE DIABETES , DIABETES DOES NOT HAVE YOU !!!
Lately I haven't been sleeping well. As a result , my morning blood sugars are between 130 and 170 NOT GOOD for fasting blood sugars. If you find your morning sugars are rising and you haven't been sleeping well , check this link out. Also , check out if you may have sleep apnea as many overweight ( most type 2's struggle with weight. I do .) diabetics do.
Continuing free sharps container ! Just order another one when your current one is almost full . You don't have to be in thier "program" .
What should you do about the Swine Flu if you are diabetic ? Here are some tips to keep yourself well :http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/110/86705/influenza-diabetes?ic=6011
Vitamin D and diabetics . Being low in vitamin D needs to be addressed . Since vitamin D is not hard to obtain ( think the sun) or to buy , it is a good investment. Here is more information :For more important and current information to help us in our journey with diabetes , check out this link :
Here is another possible source of low cost test strips. You would have to use the WaveSense meter , but this meter seems like it has been researched and it has special features. I believe you can get the meter for about $10.00.The lowest price source for strips according to my source ( http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/ ) is from Krogers. Krogers also delivers ! Plus Krogers has a web site to order online.The strips are at this time , .36 ( yes thirty-six cents) per strip. There are other sources for supplies listed on the site , however Krogers seems like the best price and the fact that they deliver doesn't hurt ! * by the way , no , I do not have any connection to Krogers other than this information .
This is a link page from a man whose name is David Mendosa . The information that he has found about diabetes is massive !
It is well worth your time to visit all of the pages . I have spent many afternoons just learning tons of information !
Diabetes and the Downturn
Getting Care During Tough Timesby Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
For people living with diabetes, maintaining optimal blood glucose control takes knowledge, dedication, support — and money. According to a study published in the December 2008 issue of the journal Diabetes Care, people recently diagnosed with diabetes spend, on average, $4,174 more each year on medical costs than people who don’t have diabetes — a gap that increases substantially each year following the initial diagnosis...............READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AND ASSISTANCE SUGGESTIONS HERE :http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/Articles/
Even though I have had diabetes for 21 years , I still have questions and sometimes fears about what is happening or might happen to my body . This site has the most current information that I can find and also has links to even more information . You can also search for a local branch by typing in your zip code. This comes in handy if you need a support group , a refresher course ( where you will find so much new stuff if you have not had a diabetes education for current developements) and you will find that they will go out of their way to help you find resources and financial solutions. This is their site list page :
A.D.A. (American Diabetes Association)
Here is a link that may be helpful if you are fighting for social security.
Advocating for Chronic Conditions, Entitlements and Social Services (A.C.C.E.S.S.)
Experts in insurance issues such as continuation of coverage and high risk pools. Downloadable brochure available.
ASSISTANCE WITH FINANCIAL NEEDS , MEDICATION AND MORE-----Medication assistance for insulin and more from Nordisk thank you Elaine of TSA:--
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DIABETES
This site has scholarships other financial aid for children/young people with diabetes
For type 1 :
For type 2 :
FINANCIAL HELP FOR DIABETES CARE AND RELATED CONDITIONS - LARGE TYPE PAGE
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I am very sad to find out that my nephew who is 9 years old is now an IDDM. My brother passed away 3 yeaars ago at the age of 48. While my sister seeing that has now lost her job to stay home with her son. I wish i could find a little finicial support for her ..In need of help..firstname.lastname@example.org