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Educational Program For Patients With Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus Receiving Free Monthly Supplies Of Insulin Improves Knowledge And Attitude, But Not Adherence

Educational Program For Patients With Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus Receiving Free Monthly Supplies Of Insulin Improves Knowledge And Attitude, But Not Adherence

Educational program for patients with type-1 diabetes mellitus receiving free monthly supplies of insulin improves knowledge and attitude, but not adherence Department of Pharmacology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry - 605 006, India Department of Pharmacology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry - 605 006, India Department of Pharmacology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry - 605 006, India Department of Pharmacology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry - 605 006, India Correspondence toDr. B. Gitanjali, Department of Pharmacology, JIPMER, Pondicherry - 605 006, India. E-mail: [email protected] Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer Copyright International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Though patients attending a diabetic clinic in a tertiary care hospital were given free monthly supplies of insulin, it was found that their glycemic control was poor. A prospective interventional study was carried out at the outpatient clinic in a tertiary care hospital. To evaluate the effectiveness of a six month educational interventional program on the knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of type-1 diabetic patients receiving free monthly supplies of human insulin and to assess their adherence. Sixty-seven type-1 diabetics, receiving free i Continue reading >>

Top Must Have Diabetes Supplies

Top Must Have Diabetes Supplies

Whether you found your way here as a veteran in the #DLIFE, or you are newly diagnosed, one thing always remains constant, diabetes no matter the stage can be challenging. While the challenges are always there, I will say this, it does get easier. Living a life with diabetes will give you exactly what you put into it. For those like myself who learn better when provided a visual clue think of it like this: A car takes gas to work. When you fill the gas tank up, that car will take you wherever you want to go. What happens though when you try to drive the car with no gas at all, when you neglect filling it back up with gas after you used what was in there? Its not going to go anywhere. In terms of diabetes management , if you take the information and training your medical team has given you and simply neglect the care of your diabetes, what happens to your body? Your mind? You cant run on empty, just like the car. Learning to manage your diabetes doesnt have to be tough. Instead of neglecting your care, taking the information your medical team provided you with is the first step. Learning how to process the information youve received is the next. The final step in management is putting everything to use, discovering your role and living. Part of diabetes management is learning which types of products work best for you. Everyone is different so the products that your doctor initially recommends might not be the best fit. As you move forward in your diabetes care and management youll learn which are best. Below youll find a list of some of the more common types of diabetes management products, that are not typically covered by insurance . (Disclaimer: Everyones insurance is different, so check first before you purchase any of the items on the list, if your insurance covers Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetes Memes

Type 1 Diabetes Memes

In early 2012 college memes were flooding my Facebook newsfeed – photos with captions representing funny moments and day to day college life. This made me wonder, could I create memes like these about type 1 diabetes? After humming and hawing over the idea, I decided to take the plunge and created a page, Type 1 Diabetes Memes. I posted a couple meme ideas that I had, such as one about wondering if the Coke that I got at a restaurant was actually diet, or those times when you have low blood sugar and there is no good food in the house. The page was slow to take off, but before I knew it, the ‘likes’ were adding up. It wasn’t until my friend Meredith Miller, a fellow university student I’d met at a type 1 diabetes event in Ontario, joined me that the page truly grew beyond any expectation I’d ever had for it. At first, our goal for the page was to share a laugh with others who were dealing with type 1 diabetes, whether a person with diabetes, a spouse or parent. What Meredith and I didn’t realize was how significant this page was going to be, that that we were creating an online diabetes community like no other. Type 1 Diabetes Memes became the place where people could laugh and bond over their frustrations, like their pump tubing getting caught on door handles, or someone asking them if they ate too much sugar as a child. Type 1 Diabetes Memes also became a place to poke fun at a disease that can be so daunting and frustrating. After some time passed, Meredith and I started a weekly caption contest that has been our signature mark. The caption contest allows fans to post their jokes alongside a photo we’ve chosen. A winner is picked every Sunday. Fans are encouraged to post their own original memes on our Facebook wall for us to share with our followers. Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetes – Starting Out

Type 1 Diabetes – Starting Out

Receiving a Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis can be a scary and confusing time for a family. Coping with and managing the new condition can be both stressful and overwhelming. Finding a solution for carrying diabetic supplies shouldn’t be another worry. We at SPIbelt work closely with the diabetic community providing specialty belts for children and adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Our belts are discreet and contain a pass-through hole that helps when carrying Insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitors. To help with families that recently received a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis for their child; we have brought together two amazing women from the SPIbelt community to share their stories and some advice for the newly diagnosed. Faith, mother to Gavin, a 9 year old who was diagnosed when he was 3 years old, is a prominent member in the T1D community and on the board of Camp Bluebonnet, a program that SPIbelt has sponsored for the past four years. The second woman, Gretchen, is best known as the blogger to Type One Type Happy and is a 2017 SPIbelt Ambassador. She was diagnosed in 2014 and has become heavily involved offering Life Coaching to the T1D community. Through the #T1DSPI program, we hope to eliminate one step in the process by providing a FREE Diabetic SPIbelt to help carry pumps or other diabetic supplies, and helping to share similar experiences. “There is so much to learn when first diagnosed with diabetes. Learning is best done one step at a time and keeping the whole family involved with the learning process. This will make sure there is a common understanding of the condition Type 1 Diabetes and everyone in the family will know how to treat and handle highs and lows for your child.” -Faith “There are so many other people going through the exact same thing who com Continue reading >>

Beyond Type 1 Diabetes 12+

Beyond Type 1 Diabetes 12+

Ive been on a lot of sites for Diabetics, but this one is the best. Its like Instagram/Twitter for Diabetics! Its so great to actually speak with others who know what youre talking about and who are perhaps going through the same thing(s). We just need to get the word out a little more about this app, for the following: need a larger more diverse group of people, for the ones who arent in large cities it would be nice to have more than 2-3 people just in case some want to meet up, and last the app actually needs donations since it is given out for free and this app doesnt just run on its own. I would hate to see this app just up and disappear because they couldnt afford to keep it running. They give so many Diabetics an outlet they wouldnt otherwise have. Thats why I give them MY 5-STAR RATING!! Ive been on a lot of sites for Diabetics, but this one is the best. Its like Instagram/Twitter for Diabetics! Its so great to actually speak with others who know what youre talking about and who are perhaps going through the same thing(s). We just need to get the word out a little more about this app, for the following: need a larger more diverse group of people, for the ones who arent in large cities it would be nice to have more than 2-3 people just in case some want to meet up, and last the app actually needs donations since it is given out for free and this app doesnt just run on its own. I would hate to see this app just up and disappear because they couldnt afford to keep it running. They give so many Diabetics an outlet they wouldnt otherwise have. Thats why I give them MY 5-STAR RATING!! Incredible! Every T1 Diabetic should join!! The Beyond Type 1 community is truly inspirational. These people are the kindest, most helpful, and most supportive group of diabetics Ive ev Continue reading >>

Diabetes Care Kit For Dolls

Diabetes Care Kit For Dolls

Inventory may fluctuate and cannot be guaranteed. This set comes with a variety of pretend doll-sized tools to help girls care for their Truly Me dolls with diabetes. It includes: An insulin pump that can be clipped to a doll's waistband, plus an adhesive to attach the infusion set An insulin pen, for dolls that aren't using the pump A special case for the supplies, plus an ID card By clicking "Sign up" you are agreeing to receive emails and notifications from American Girl. Please read our PRIVACY STATEMENT and TERMS AND CONDITIONS when you visit our site. Copyright 2018 American Girl. All American Girl marks are trademarks of American Girl. 1Save up to 65% off clearance items by combining clearance price discount and promotional code. Save up to 50% off clearance items through 5/31/18 or while supplies last; promotional quantities may be limited. Save an additional 15% with promo code 15MORE through 5/31/18 or while supplies last; promotional quantities may be limited. Offer valid only at American Girl online and U.S. American Girl retail stores. Not valid at Amazon, Kohls, Toys R Us, or Barnes & Noble retail locations or websites. No refunds or adjustments on previous purchases, returns or exchanges, or orders in progress that have not yet shipped. We reserve the right to limit order and item quantities. Unfortunately, the offer will not be extended if you are unable to order due to technical issues. 2Flat-rate US standard shipping of $5.95 with a purchase of $100 or more. Offer valid through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on 5/31/2018 on phone, mail, fax, and americangirl.com orders with valid offer code. To redeem this offer at americangirl.com, enter the offer code in the box marked offer code in your shopping bag or at checkout. Flat-rate shipping of $5.95 and savings Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

What it is First of all, let's define diabetes. When you have a meal or a snack, some of the foods you eat - called carbohydrates - break down into sugar and go into your bloodstream. Think of your bloodstream as your highway system, and the blood sugar needs to travel where it is needed - your muscles, all of your organs, everywhere it can be used for energy. However, the sugar needs to be transported, or carried, and what carries it to its many destinations is insulin. So think of insulin as your UPS, FedEx or Post Office carrier. It is made by the pancreas, which sits right by the stomach. When things are normal, the pancreas makes the right amount of insulin all of the time, and blood sugar levels stay in the normal range. However, without insulin, the sugar just sits in the bloodstream, and the level of sugar goes higher and higher. This is type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes accounts for only 5 - 10 percent of all cases, and used to be called juvenile diabetes. Three-quarters of people who develop type 1 are under the age of 18, and most others are under 40 years old, but older adults develop it as well. Many people think of type 1 diabetes as the more serious kind, because injecting insulin is the only treatment, but its type 2 counterpart can lead to the same long-term problems we all want to prevent. Another common distinction between the two forms of diabetes is the lack of insulin resistance in persons with type 1; in fact, most people with type 1 diabetes are quite sensitive to insulin and require smaller doses. However, overweight and obese people often experience insulin resistance, regardless of their form of diabetes. What causes it The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. Most experts believe it is an autoimmune disorder, which is a condition that oc Continue reading >>

Busy Athletic Teen Doesn't Let Type 1 Diabetes Slow Her Down

Busy Athletic Teen Doesn't Let Type 1 Diabetes Slow Her Down

Busy Athletic Teen Doesn't Let Type 1 Diabetes Slow Her Down We were recently on location for a photo shoot with a lovely young lady named Alison. The setting was perfect her familys farm in Ohio. And she did a great job showcasing BANDI in action! Alison is 13 years old and very busy with school activities and a variety of sports including volleyball, running, and horseback riding. What youd never know, unless she told you, is that Alisons BANDI belt is not just an active lifestyle accessory for her. Instead, the pockets of her BANDI belt carry essential medical supplies that help her manage Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). A 24/7 disease, Alison can never look away. She has to be vigilant at all times to ensure that her blood-glucose levels (BG) remain within her target range as much as possible. To help her manage her T1D, she uses a variety of tools that include devices - such as a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) - that helps monitor her blood sugar, a DexCom Share receiver that allows her parents to monitor her BG remotely for an added layer of safety, and an insulin pump that administers insulin throughout the day whenever she eats. She also must keep her phone handy, because it has digital applications that sync with the devices and help track a myriad of statistics including every bite of food she eats. In spite of all this, Alison is a cheerful, energetic, ambitious young person. She is articulate, confident, and kind; and was more than willing to talk about what it means to live with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a persons pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the bodys immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta Continue reading >>

Saving Money On Your Diabetes Care

Saving Money On Your Diabetes Care

Even when money is tight, taking care of your health is a priority. Follow these money-saving tips to keep medical costs and your type 1 diabetes under control. Sign Up for Our Living with Diabetes Newsletter Thanks for signing up! You might also like these other newsletters: Sign up for more FREE Everyday Health newsletters . If you have type 1 diabetes , you know that managing the disease can take a big bite out of a budget. Test strips, insulin, and other diabetes supplies can add up to thousands of dollars a year. In tight economic times, the cost of diabetes care can seem overwhelming. But there are many money-saving tips that can help. In some cases, all you need to do is ask. If you are struggling to afford your drugs or supplies, you should turn to your diabetes educator, says Barbara Chase, MSN, CDE, diabetes management program coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospitals Chelsea Health Center. Your diabetes educator and medical team can work with you to determine all the options for saving money and what is best for your particular circumstances, she says. Here are some money-saving tips to try right away: Understand your diabetes. In my opinion, the best way to save money is education, Chase says. Correct timing (of food and blood sugar testing ), portions, and choices make diabetes control less complicated. People with type 1 diabetes need to learn how to count carbohydrates and balance insulin with food intake and exercise, she says, adding, Knowing when to use test strips and what the results mean can cut down on the need for testing. Avoid unneeded expenses. Patients with diabetes often purchase unnecessary gimmicks, Chase says. Usually, with the exception of diet soda and artificial sweeteners, special diabetic food is not needed, she explains. Chase Continue reading >>

Guidelines For Buying And Using Diabetes Supplies

Guidelines For Buying And Using Diabetes Supplies

Diabetes is a lifelong condition. Because it is, you can have major health problems if you don't keep blood glucose under control. That's why fully understanding how to buy and properly use diabetes testing supplies as well as diabetes medications is so important. Learning to regularly test your blood glucose level with a glucose monitor and to take diabetes medications when you are supposed to will make living with the condition much easier. With a little practice, you can self-manage diabetes just as you manage other aspects of your life. When you do, your quality of life and ability to be active and do the things you want to do will greatly improve. Home blood sugar (glucose) testing is an essential part of controlling your blood sugar and self-managing diabetes. Your diabetes educator can guide you in terms of how often to check your blood glucose and how to do it properly. Make sure the diabetes educator watches you use the glucose meter several times. That way, you can be sure you're doing it correctly. At a minimum, you'll be checking your blood sugar every morning before you eat. It's also advisable to check it before lunch and dinner and at bedtime. Your doctor may also ask that you test your blood one hour after eating. Blood glucose levels checked with blood taken from the fingertips will show important changes faster than glucose levels checked with blood taken from other sites on the body. The usual way to check blood sugar levels is by: Pricking the fingertip with a lancing tool -- a small, sharp needle Putting the blood drop on a test strip Placing the test strip into a glucose meter Reading the blood glucose level displayed on the meter If you take insulin, you might change the dose, depending on the reading. Checking blood glucose frequently allows you Continue reading >>

What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder and occurs when the body’s autoimmune system accidentally attacks and destroys insulin producing cells in the pancreas. People with type 1 diabetes depend on insulin every day of their lives to replace the insulin the body cannot produce. They must test their blood glucose levels several times throughout the day. What happens if people with type 1 diabetes don’t receive insulin? Without insulin the body burns its own fats as a substitute which releases chemical substances in the blood. Without ongoing injections of insulin, the dangerous chemical substances will accumulate and can be life threatening if it is not treated. This is a condition call ketoacidosis. What causes type 1 diabetes? The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is not yet known, but we do know it cannot be prevented. We also know that it has nothing to do with lifestyle, although maintaining a healthy lifestyle is very important in helping to manage type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes usually develops in childhood or young adulthood, although it can occur at any age. A person is diagnosed with diabetes every 5 minutes Type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin and / or the insulin does not work effectively to meet the body’s needs. Type 2 diabetes: represents 85 to 90% of all cases of diabetes, is more likely to develop in people with a family history of type 2 diabetes or from particular ethnic backgrounds, usually develops in adults over the age of 45 years but is increasingly occurring in younger age groups, can be delayed or prevented in 58% of cases. Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes Symptoms of type 2 diabetes often go undiagnosed as they occur gradually. For some the first sign may be a com Continue reading >>

Beyond Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes

Beyond Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes

You’ve probably heard of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. But did you know there are several other types as well? As we get into Diabetes Awareness Month, it’s a great time to learn about the various forms of this extraordinarily common disease—and how they might affect you and your loved ones. What we refer to today as “diabetes” was originally named “diabetes mellitus”— a marriage of the greek verb diabeinein which means “to go through,” and the Latin noun mellitus, meaning “sweet.” Recently, we’ve gained a better understanding of how diabetes develops, which has caused a series of re-classifications. Here, we’ll provide an overview of some of these classifications and their defining characteristics. Ultimately, diabetes is a disease in which sugar regulation goes awry. Every cell in our body uses sugar as an energy source; however, too much or too little sugar can be problematic. Our bodies control the amount of sugar in the blood via a series of different proteins. One of these proteins is a hormone known as insulin, which is made in the pancreas and circulates throughout the body. This hormone helps cells remove sugar from the bloodstream. Diabetes develops when this regulatory system is disrupted; the factors leading to this disruption are what differentiates the various forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) About 5-10% of people with diabetes have what is referred to as Type 1 diabetes (T1D). This form of the disease was once known as “juvenile diabetes” because it was typically diagnosed if a person showed symptoms of diabetes during childhood. Nowadays, diagnosis of T1D has less to do with age and more to do with certain biochemical features. These include the presence of markers in the blood that indicate autoimmunity against the Continue reading >>

Diabete-ezy

Diabete-ezy

The stylish Multi-fit Case carries everything that the Ezy-fit Case carries plus much more. This new design is suitable for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. The outer case is made of a tough, easy to clean material with a lanyard loop handle, while Velcro and elastic features are used to hold equipment into place.The top compartment carries a BG Meter, 2 x pen needles, foil or canister test strips, a lancet device, insulin vials, Test-wipes, a Record Book, a Card Sized Personalised Management Plan, a biro, a needle and lancet tips, as well as a rubbish bin. The compartment underneath can carry Insulin Pump Consumables, a GlucaGen Hypokit, jelly beans or food for hypo treatments, spare batteries, Test-wipes, test strips, other medications or even money and credit cards.The case suits most blood glucose meters, including the Optium, Xceed, FreeStyle mini, Accu-Chek Perfoma, Integra, Go, Senso Card, CareSens, TrueTrack.Finally, everything can truly be stored in the one place.Terms & ConditionsThe Diabete-ezy, Multi-fit case is fitted with YKK zips. These zips are known for being the strongest in the world. Although the Multi-fit cases have these zips and are designed to house many different items, over packing the case with bulky items can shorten the lifespan of the zips... The dispenser box is designed to fit easily into most testing cases and provides a convenient and simple way to clean your testing site prior and post BGL testing. Test-wipes are also great for cleaning insulin pump sites before inserting and once a site has been removed.Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, an accurate reading of your blood glucose level (BGL) is vital. Washing your hands before testing seems like a simple solution to remove all impurities, such as fruit juice, food and dirt. Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetes T-shirts

Type 1 Diabetes T-shirts

I mean, I'm not Tupac here, but if he was still (maybe he is?!?!) around, I think he'd be willing to write a line about our dead pancreases. Whether you're a runner with Type 1, a Type 1 who wants "run" their diabetes like the boss you are, or both, this tee is for you! Tags:type1diabetes, run, running, diabetes I mean, I'm not Tupac here, but if he was still (maybe he is?!?!) around, I think he'd be willing to write a line about our dead pancreases. Tags:type-one, type-one-diabetes, pancreas, pour-one-out, diabetes A few years ago, I received a Facetime from one of the smiliest little girls I'd ever seen. I knew the second I met her, I knew we'd have a special relationship and that even though I have a few years on her, she would be a major source of inspiration for me. Her name is Isabella, and like me, she has type 1 diabetes. Isabella is a triplet, and with the love and support of her amazing siblings (Mia & Max), and INCREDIBLE parents Kristina and Greg, she is growing up to be a fearless lil' goddess who tackles her diabetes with guts and grace. This design is a nod to a shirt her parents hand-made her on her first diaversary. This week marks her 5th year of living with type 1. Learn more about her story here: portion of the proceeds from this shirt will be donated to Beyond Type 1. Learn more about BT1 here: Tags:not-cool, not-cool-diabetes, kids, humor, inspired-by-isabella Continue reading >>

Diabetes: Type 1 - Health365 Shop

Diabetes: Type 1 - Health365 Shop

Diabetes, correctly called diabetes mellitus, is a disorder of carbohydrate (glucose, or sugar) metabolism. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas can no longer produce the hormone insulin. Insulin is produced by the beta cells of the pancreas; it is secreted in response to an increased level of glucose in the blood, and is vital in controlling this level. A person with diabetes cannot control their blood glucose and they become hyperglycaemic meaning they have abnormally high levels of blood glucose. By the time a person with type 1 diabetes experiences symptoms, almost all the beta cells in the pancreas have been destroyed. This destruction is likely because of an autoimmune process in which the body produces antibodies that attack its own cells. There may be a genetic tendency for the disease, which is then triggered by an environmental event such as a viral infection. The third step in the process is inflammation of the pancreas called insulitis. The fourth step is alteration in the surface of the beta cell so that it is no longer recognised as part of the body, but is perceived by the immune system to be a foreign cell. The fifth step is the development of an immune response. The end result is the destruction of beta cells and the development of diabetes. Diabetes currently affects about 347 million people worldwide. Type 1 diabetes comprises about 10-15% of all cases. Type 1 diabetes usually begins before age 40, with peak incidence around age 14. A strong family history is a definite risk factor for type 1 diabetes, although the way in which the disease is inherited is not clear. Symptoms may be quite sudden, developing over a few days. The first sign of type 1 diabetes can also be a kind of coma called acidotic coma. This is a result of a life-threatening event calle Continue reading >>

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