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The Respiratory System's Function
The respiratory system's function is so automatic that we often don't take the time to appreciate it. However, when the respiratory system isn't working as it should because of a lung disease, infection or other issues, it can adversely affect the quality of life for the individual with the complications. Because the high blood glucose levels associated with diabetes has a direct effect on every system of the body, the respiratory system can often come under attack as a result of this chronic disease that affects almost 10 percent of the American population.
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Diabetes & the Respiratory System

Individuals with diabetes have difficulty fighting off infections because of their compromised immune systems. This puts them at a greater vulnerability for lung infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. Many diabetics also suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Furthermore, diabetes is noted as the cause of an overall, general decline in respiratory function: the rate, according to the National Institute of Health, can be two to three times faster than in normal, non-smoking individuals.

At-Home Respiratory Care

If you are an individual who depends on at-home care and respiratory supplies & products to help promote or maintain your respiratory function, you've come to the right place for your products and supplies. We offer great selections of respiratory supplies and products and other miscellaneous respiratory items that may not fit under any other category within our catalog. From aspirators for pediatric care to heat and moisture exchangers for breathing machines, you'll find what you need here at Total Diabetes Supply from reputable manufacturers like Neotech and Teleflex Medical, Inc.

Convenient & Ready to Ship

Enjoy low prices, convenient ordering and fast shipping. The majority of our items are in stock and are ready to ship to you upon request, so you'll never wait long for your respiratory essentials.

Contact Us

Having trouble finding the respiratory supplies you need? Reach out to our customer service team and we can help you find what you need. Our knowledgeable team is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. Call 877-977-7709. Your satisfaction is 100 percent guaranteed.