What Medications Are Recommended for Diabetes Patients When They Are Sick?

When cold and flu season hits, you may be wondering which medications are appropriate for you to take as a diabetes patient. Certain medications can have an impact on your blood glucose levels. However, it is the sickness that increases blood glucose for people that have diabetes and not the medication that is used to treat diabetes. However, certain medications should be used cautiously.   Pain and Fever Reducers  Pain and fever reducers, such as Tylenol and aspirin won't affect your blood glucose levels. However, you should use these medications with caution if you have renal disease.   Anti-inflammatory Medications...

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What Diabetes Supplies Should You Purchase?

If you have diabetes, you need to make sure that you have everything you need on hand to effectively manage your condition. Here are some of the most frequently used diabetes supplies.   Blood Glucose Meter   If you are required to have a blood glucose meter, you can likely receive one for free from your health care provider. Alternatively, your health plan may provide rebates for these diabetes supplies.   You will also need to make sure that you maintain an adequate supply of blood glucose test strips, which are required to operate your blood glucose meter. If you...

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Why You Should Wear a Medical Alert Bracelet When You Have Diabetes

Medical alert bracelets are the best way that patients with many illnesses, including diabetes, can be identified so that others are aware that they have the conditions that require specific medical care.   How Do Medical Alert Bracelets Help People With Diabetes?  Medical alert bracelets are very important for people that have diabetes. If you happen to experience an episode of low blood glucose and you are feeling confused or unresponsive, the bracelet will allow other people, including bystanders and emergency medical professions to identify and get you the treatment that you need quickly.  Emergency personnel can also use medical...

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