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Saving Money on Diabetic Supplies

Saving Money on Diabetic Supplies

Diabetic supplies are expensive. If you’re a diabetic patient you may be struggling with the ‘high cost factor’ that comes with purchasing diabetic supplies. Did you know that according to the ADA, people with diabetes have an average healthcare expense of nearly $13,000 annually? And approximately $7,900 is associated with diabetes management? Besides this, diabetic patients have […]

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How Recent Hurricanes Affected Access to Diabetic Supplies?

Hurricanes Affect Access to Diabetic Supplies

According to Centers for Disease Control, diabetes is growing rapidly; and at a startling rate in the State of Texas, especially in Greater Houston. Also dubbed as “the fattest city of the United States”, Greater Houston is soaring in the number of cases for diabetes. Statistics show that diabetic rate in Montgomery County, Houston, grew […]

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Using Expired Test Strips

Using expired test strips can save you a lot of money, but are they accurate? This is an important question for diabetics who can not afford new test strips or for those who want to know their old test strips are still safe. We tested several brands of test strips that had been expired between […]

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Native Americans and Diabetes

Diabetes Among Native Americans

Diabetes among Native Americans has increased as an astonishing rate. At first thought it might seem as though diseases and medical conditions would have a relatively similar, if not the same, impact on diverse populations of people without any great variance. However, this notion has been refuted in any number of cases. Certain diseases are […]

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Health Care Reform Will Affect People with Diabetes

The Health Care Reform Will Affect People with Diabetes. Securing national health care coverage in the United States has been an elusive goal throughout the course of many presidential administrations. In 2010, the vision of such a program became reality with the passage of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This achievement, according […]

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Psychological Issues Surrounding Diabetes

Patients with diabetes may face psychological issues surrounding their diabetes. They encounter much more than the physical symptoms and impact of their condition on their health and wellbeing. When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, a carefully tailored treatment plan based on a standard protocol is crafted for each patient. The standard protocol for treating […]

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