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What Are Some Differences Between Type I Diabetes And Type Ii Diabetes?

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What Is The Difference Between Type 1, Type 2 And Gestational Diabetes?

Diabetes: Know Your Type Diabetes SA has developed information resource called 'Diabetes: Know Your Type'. Type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body's own immune system has attacked the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. The pancreas can no longer produce insulin when this occurs. Although often diagnosed in childhood or adolescence, it can occur at any age. How is it managed? Administering insulin by injections or a pump will help to manage blood glucose levels. The amount of insulin required will constantly need to be reviewed. Eating well, moving regularly and monitoring blood glucose levels are also important to stay well and manage type 1 diabetes. It's a big job! How can it be prevented? Currently type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented or cured. Type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the insulin being produced does not work effectively (this is called insulin resistance). Although often diagnosed in adulthood, more and more children and teens are being diagnosed. How is it managed? Eating well, focusing on carbohydrate serving sizes, monitoring blood glucose levels and staying act Continue reading >>

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  1. getswole

    Insulin Script required/Syringe Script required
    Alabama No No
    Alaska Yes Yes
    There are some reports that indicate prescriptions are not needed for either insulin or syringes.
    Arizona No No (some pharmacies may require)
    Arkansas No No
    California No No (some pharmacies may require)
    Colorado No No (some pharmacies may require)
    Connecticut No Yes
    Can get 10 days worth without a prescription
    Delaware No Yes
    District of Columbia No No (with DM ID or insulin purchase)
    Florida No Depends on the county, mostly No, but:
    Yes Broward County
    Georgia No No
    Hawaii No No Data
    Idaho No No
    May ask for ID
    Illinois No No
    Indiana No No (must sign a logbook)
    Iowa No No
    Kansas No No (most pharmacies, if purchased with insulin)
    Kentucky No No
    Louisiana No No
    Maine No Yes
    Maryland No No (must sign a logbook)
    Massachusetts No Yes
    Michigan No No
    Minnesota No
    Some pharmacies may require a one-time only prescription for insulin which has unlimited refills. No
    Mississippi No No
    Missouri No No
    Montana No No
    Nebraska No No
    Nevada No No
    New Hampshire No No
    New Jersey No Yes (might be waived with ID)
    New Mexico No No
    New York No No
    The pharmacy can choose whether or not to require a prescription for syringes. If the pharmacy does sell syringes without a prescription, it can only dispense 10 syringes at a time, and it cannot give them to anyone under 18 years old.
    North Carolina No No
    North Dakota No No
    Ohio No No
    Oklahoma No No
    Some local municpalities require a prescription
    Oregon No No
    Pennsylvania No Yes
    Rhode Island No No
    South Carolina No No
    South Dakota No No
    Tennessee No No
    Texas No No (may vary by region)
    Utah No No
    Some pharmacies may ask for a prescription, and some will Not sell syringes after 10:00 p.m., even if you have a prescription.
    Vermont No No
    Virginia No
    Report of Yes in Northern Virginia No
    Washington (state) No No
    West Virginia No No
    Wisconsin No No
    Wyoming No No
    Australia Yes No
    Prescription Not needed for syringes with a National Diabetic Supplies Card.
    Austria Yes No
    Belgium Yes Yes
    Bulgaria No No
    Canada No No (may vary by province)
    Costa Rica No No
    France No [U100] No
    Germany Yes No
    Ireland Yes Yes
    Italy No [U40, U100 pens available] No
    Mexico No No
    Philippines No No
    Puerto Rico No No
    New Zealand No [U100]
    Novo & Lilly available, Novo more widely used. One respondent indicates prescription needed for insulin, but not for syringes. No (may require proof of diabetes)
    Slovenia Yes No
    Switzerland No [U100] No
    Turkey No No
    UK Yes [U100] No
    May require proof of diabetes

  2. getswole

    Just to update,many of the states only allow for OTC HumulinR Insulin,the Humalog will still requires a script.upside,even with humulin you can pick up some slin pins at your local pharm,where as if you just ask for slin pins alot of them won't sell them to you,but if you grab a few vials of humulinr they will,just a headsup,also be careful with humulinr as it has a longer active halflife than humalog,which clears the system faster,use humulin with a complete understanding before hand.Do your research.

  3. getswole

    Originally Posted by Gixxer82
    Massachusetts is supposed to sell syringes OTC, but nobody will. If you really want to find em' local Gixxer,hit your local farm supply,they're everywhere(co-op),they sell em' for animal use....Sterile=Sterile,I've used "vet grade" stuff plenty,but a while back I bought out a Med Supply Liquidation lot...I could fill a box the size of a refridgerator with pinz/plungerz
    Anybody need a couple cathedar sets?Or some epideral/spinal tap pinz?Iv set?

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