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 Is there a diagnosis for low blood sugars?
my blood sugar is 2.5 at the minute. How bad is that?...

 Could I have gotten diabetes in 4 months since my last test?
I got blood work done 4 months ago and things were ok, this past month my urine has a strong sweet smell.. I read it's symptoms of diabetes.....

 is there a chance for skinny people to get type 2 die-a-bet-is?

 I'm a type 2 diabetic what I can I do when my sugar goes up?
When I test my sugar at times my sugar is over 7. When I checked my sugar tonight it was 9.2 what can I do to bring it down when it's high like that or over 10?...

 What are normal blood sugar levels for a health boy?
i was wondering if anyone could help with ...

 Constant pins and needles and numbness in my toes?
Especially my big toe. Its been like this for 2 weeks now with no apparent reason behind it. It feels tingly and numb. Its not at all painful, i am just wondering is it cause for concern or should i ...

 How does the damage caused by a concussion disrupt normal learning?

 Am i diabetic???? serious answers only please?
I checked my blood sugar randomly a few times as i was really thirsty needing a pee a lot etc,,
Once it was 7.9 mmol ( 142 mg/dl) and the other 8.1 mmol (145 mg/dl) i didn't think this was ...

 Citalopram - side effects?
I have been on these since last Friday. Actually my doc prescribed me 10mg but told me to take just 5mg for the first 4-6 days. Since taking them, I've noticed that my bowels are a lot looser. ...

 I am going to give blood today and would like to know?
I am going to give blood today but I am on Prozac will they stop me from giving blood because of this. Also I know I had a tattoo along time ago but they do check your blood before they give it to ...

 Which is worse for you lot's of sweetener or lot's of sugar?

 What additional items do I need other than this blood glucose meter?
I'm considering buying this meter to measure my blood glucose: http://www.amazon.com/AC
However, I'm new to ...

 Can people die from Type 1 Diabetes?
If so, how? Like how does the diabetes cause a death?...

 what is the best diet for a type 2 diabetic?
I am type 2 diabetic and my sugars run about 150- 170 fasting. I am on 3 pills of metformin and 4 glipizide per day and eat fairly carefully. Should I cut out more carbs? I eat 30 per meal with snack ...

 If someone told you they were diabetic at a job interview...how would you react?
I was told a few days ago that I am diabetic. I started taking the pills and watching the diet. I have to watch my sugar but don't have to use the monitor yet. Should I tell my intended boss or ...

 how long does it take medication new?
to get into my body? and i will feel normal again with all i think?...

 i am on a new medication now?
and well i saw on the bottle of my medication, can make me cry and sad, well i am taking the medication to calm down and not cry and going to higher dosage now, and well one pill i took 3 days now on ...

 diabetes cure? is there a cure in the making?

 I randomly tested my blood sugar, result was 19 should I go to the hospital?
I am overweight, aboriginal, 42yrs old, non-smoker, non-drinker, I walk everyday, I don't eat sweets, I have had a bad headache for 2 ...

 At what age does the average type II diabetic die?

diabetes and can't afford insulin?
I'm 22 years old and living with my dad and I have just been diagnosed with diabetes...it started off having Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum on my foot (that's how I found out I had diabetes) and it was too painful to walk on so I quit my job, I worked in a grocery store (part time...) so I have 0 money right now (not like the money I was making at my job was enough anyways) so is there a way I can get ODSP or disability or something to help me out? because I NEED to take my insulin and if I run out, I won't be able to afford more so I WILL DIE! but if I can't be helped maybe dying won't be such a bad idea then...HA... so please advise people?

Mogollon Dude
Social Security disability may be tough to get . Try for state assistance .

Get a job. Honestly thats the best solution. You need a job for a stable income to pay for your diabetic supplies and also you can land a job with health benefits so that your supplies are covered. HOWEVER for your case you might be considered to have a pre-existing condition. That means that you have a gap in insurance coverage and now that you have been diagnosed with Diabetes most insurance companies will not cover you because you have a "pre existing condition"
Some insurance companies will, but it will cost more than usual.
You may need to look into buying your own insurance plan. Again you need some sort of income to afford this. There is not an option, you need to pay for your medical bills unfortunatley.

Listen to Rachel and do it quick before you run out of insulin. You can always get help by talking to a case manager, a social worker at the doctor office or a hospital. They will arrange assistance for you. Diabetes treatment is a necessity, you have to treat it to get it healed before you can work and be on your own. Go get help! Good luck.

OK, calm down! There are options for you! First off, speak to your local hospital about financial assistance. If you have little income like you say you should be approved for it. They will typically not cover things like the pens or pumps because they are not a "necessity". But you should get all your insulin, needles, syringes, lancets, test strips, and everything for free. Just contact your local hospital and ask about their financial assistance program and how you can put an application in. They should be very helpful.

The following is a link for a Humalog coupon, assuming you are on meal time insulin? You can use this coupon twice a year to get 3 free pens of humalog. That should last you a while! http://kwikpenvoucher.humalog.com/voucher.cfm

Also, speak with your endocrinologist or diabetes nurse about your financial problem. Ask if they can give you any free insulin samples. Also ask if they can refer you to any financial assistance programs.

Here is another link that may be helpful: http://www.needymeds.org/

Just do a little research on google. There are many different programs that will offer help to people in need.

About the disability, you can try to get on it but I doubt you can. Unless your diabetes has actually caused you to be severely disabled (blind, limbs amputated, etc.) they won't give it to you. The government wants you to be near dead before they will offer any help to you. LOL

talk with your physician, pharmacist, nurse or maybe social worker. they may be able to get you some insulin until you are able to purchase your own. some drug companies offer medications for compassionate use.

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