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What is Diabetes?

If you or someone you know suffers from diabetes, it is important to understand what it is, how it affects your life, and what the symptoms are. Being on top of your diabetes and understanding how it works will make it a lot easier to manage it and make the most of your situation. Knowing what is going on with your body makes it a lot easier to manage the situation and feel better rather than feeling like you are letting diabetes drag you down.

Diabetes is a metabolic condition that causes high blood sugar. This happens because the body does not produce enough insulin or because the body cannot break down the insulin that is produced. There are three main symptoms of diabetes: frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased...

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What are Diabetic Supplies?

Diabetic supplies are those supplies that a diabetic may need to either control their diabetes or assist in making their life more comfortable or increase their quality of life. Diabetic supplies comprise a whole gamut of items specifically marketed for the diabetic.

The diabetic supplies that may make a diabetic’s life more comfortable are items like insoles. There are insoles marketed for diabetics. These diabetic supplies may be custom made insoles which would have to special ordered and which may be made from an imprint of the foot. You would step into a box like shape that is about ten by fourteen inches by about one inch or so of a soft material like clay. You step into this mass and your feet sink down into making an...

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How to Get Diabetic Supplies

When you are first diagnosed as a diabetic your doctor will most likely set you with several different specialists to make sure all parts of your diabetes are under advisement. The various specialists may include a dietitian so they can assist you with a good diet. Another may be a foot specialist who will look after your feet. All of these may suggest you take certain medications or make certain changes to your lifestyle. Most will ask you to get certain items or diabetic supplies.

For you to get these medications and some of the diabetes testing supplies you will have to have a prescription from your doctor. You will need prescriptions for your testing supplies and for your insulin whether it is taken orally or by injection or...

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Insurance and Diabetic Supplies

What people don’t understand is that diabetic supplies can get very expensive. Along these lines, it is important to determine what your insurance will pay for when it comes to diabetic supplies. Be sure that you are reading your insurance policy so that you know up front what will be covered and what you will be responsible for. There may be a large chunk of money you have to pay for diabetic supplies before your copays or a coinsurance from the insurance company kicks in.

The easiest way to determine what diabetic supplies that your insurance company will pay for is to verify your benefits.  This is easy to do, grab your insurance card and call the benefits department. They will explain to you how your policy works for...

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AARPDiabeticSupplies.com is in no way affiliated with AARP. *No Cost Meter offer applies to qualified beneficiaries with diabetes and dependent on enrollment in home delivery program. †:No Cost shipping applies to insurance billed supplies only. Not available to current Advanced Diabetes Supply or North Coast Medical Supply patients. Terms and conditions apply. The information presented here is meant to be strictly for informational and educational purposes. It is not to be considered as advice, including medical advice, from AarpDiabeticSupplies.com, or any associated company or website. None of the information is intended to serve as a substitute for diagnosis from, or consultation with, a health care professional. Always consult your doctor regarding any medical questions that you have, as well as before starting or changing your exercise or diet program, and before adjusting any medication.

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