Do You Need A Prescription For Diabetic Supplies?

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People with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can travel all over the world – diabetes is no barrier. Make the right preparations and you should be able to minimise any potential problems. The diet for people with diabetes is the same healthy diet recommended for everyone so you should be able to choose items from the usual menu while away from home. If you are travelling alone, you may like to let the staff know when you check in as a precaution in case you become unwell during your stay. Things to check before you go Carry diabetes ID and a letter from your GP, which says you have diabetes and the medication you need to treat it if you are carrying insulin or an injectable medication. Take twice the quantity of medical supplies you would normally use for your diabetes. Find out where you can get supplies of insulin at your destination, in case of emergency. Contact your insulin manufacturer before the trip to see if your insulin is supplied in the country you are travelling to. It's also worth checking that it is sold under the same name. You can get your prescription sent to your destination by courier. Flights often cross time zones. If you treat your diabetes with medication o Continue reading >>

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  1. allbuttnogutguy

    I was wondering why I have to have a prescription to get test strips for blood sugar?
    I have a meter but ran out of strips. My dr wants me in every 4-6 months although all readings were normal range last time. I feel an annual physical should be good enough but he'll only prescribe a limited amount of strips and won't renew unless he sees me.
    I like to closely track my sugar or I feel out of control even when eating right.

  2. Auntie Em

    They are for sale at Amazon, which, to me, means that anyone can buy them. Perhaps I'm missing something?

  3. Dottie

    No you don't have to have a prescription BUT if you have one you can likely get them cheaper or covered by your insurance.
    https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/default.aspx <--FDA tracking tools
    http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ <--FDA nutritional counts
    http://www.onlineconversion.com/ <-- cooking and other conversions
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