Knowledge and Action to Avoid Diabetic Complications

Knowledge and Action to Avoid Diabetic Complications

Continuous high levels of sugar/carb in the blood for long periods will produce diabetic problems that all of us dread. If high levels of blood sugar are not controlled you increase the risk of damage to your body. Our eyes, teeth, feet, nerves, kidneys, blood vessels & heart cannot handle the damages caused by excessive sugar in the blood.

Since there are ways to slow down or even prevent the damage we need to become knowledgeable of the danger with high blood sugar levels and even more knowledgeable of the progressive action that we can take to avoid or decrease the damages.

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Wal-Mart – Lower Prescription Prices

Okay, I not a big fan of Wal-Mart but I don’t hate them either, however they are the only place that I know of that sells BSL monitors (Reli-On) for $8.88 and (Reli-On) test strips so cheap that you can almost buy double the strips for the same price as other companies.

So whats new with Wal-Mart??? Well they have announced the price lowering of 291 generic drugs to $4.00 per prescription (30 day supply) in Florida. This of course is only being tested in select stores, but they hope to get this in many States/stores during the up coming year. Now this is either really great PR work or Wal-Mart really is trying. Personally I don’t care which reason they are using, but if it is just a gimick then shame on them.

One of our biggest problems that face diabetics is how to pay for the sky-rocketing medicine that we take, how to buy quality food items to control our BSL and pay our household bills. Many (and I have done this) gamble with taking lower dosages to stretch the cost of meds because there simply is no other answer. I’m not saying that Wal-Mart is the answer to all of our problems but hopefully, thinking like this may put the pressure on the other big box store pharmacies to step up to the plate and play fair with us.

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Information for Diabetic Newbies

Years ago when I was just learning how to search the internet I came across an article by David Mendosa called Advice for Newbies. Well I found it again and I can’t believe how relevent it still is today, you can find it at his site Mendosa.com and plan on spending some time at his site because he is on top of what we are going through and you’ll find yourself surfing all over his website.

For the first time in many years I am without an “out of the house” job, it is because of this fact that I am blogging, learning to take care of me first, eating better, watching my blood sugar levels and trying to stay more active.

I am discovering more about my diabetes and how I’m abusing myself by thinking that I can play games with my health and win. We (me) can change many things in our lives but with diabetes I’m finding that it is unchanging and destructive in its’ effect on my body, if I don’t make the right changes then the diabetes wins.

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