It’s no secret that we live in an era full of illnesses and diseases. Diabetes can strike anyone at any time from any walk of life. Did you know that based on public statistics there are currently 34.5 million Americans living with a form of diabetes? That’s equivalent to 10.5% of the American population being impacted by either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. These numbers are dramatically increasing on the daily. Worldwide, more than 463 million people have diabetes. Without ongoing and careful management, diabetes can lead to a buildup of numerous problems.
Those problems include:
- Sugars in the blood (which can increase the risk of dangerous complications, including stroke and heart disease)
- Loss of limbs
- Damage to feet
- Various skin problems
- Cardiovascular disease
- Problems related to hearing loss or hearing damage
- Nerves, Eyes or Kidney damage
It is very important to know that not all forms of diabetes are caused by a person being overweight or leading an inactive lifestyle. Some are present from childhood. Diabetes comes in many different forms and ways. Whether you’ve been diagnosed as a type 1 or type 2 diabetic it is important to address your condition as seriously as possible. Diabetes can cause higher than normal blood sugar levels. Diabetes occurs when your body cannot make or effectively use its own insulin, a hormone made by special cells in the pancreas called islets (eye-lets). Insulin serves as a key to open your cells, to allow the sugar (glucose) from the food you eat to enter. Then, your body uses that glucose for energy. But with diabetes, several major things can go wrong to cause diabetes. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are the most common forms of the disease, but there are also other kinds, such as gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy, as well as other forms.
Type 1 Diabetes
This can develop at any age. However, this occurs most frequently in children and adolescents. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes. It is important to know that there are medications that are available to type 1 diabetics to help them manage their condition. Once a person receives their diagnosis, they will need to regularly monitor their blood sugar levels, administer insulin, and make some lifestyle changes to help manage the condition. Type 1 diabetes also known as “juvenile diabetes” type 1 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone responsible for breaking down the sugar in the blood for use throughout the body. A person living with type 1 diabetes receives a diagnosis during childhood. People living with type 1 diabetes need to administer insulin on a regular basis. Individuals may do this with injections or an insulin pump. Should you have any questions or concerns related to Type 1 Diabetes please do not hesitate to contact us at our toll free number: 1 (888) 646-7749 to request to speak to a Pharmacist from our contracted* licensed Pharmacy department.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes is common amongst adults and accounts for around 90% of all diabetic cases. When you have type 2 diabetes, your body does not make good use of the insulin that it produces. The cornerstone of type 2 diabetes treatment is a healthy lifestyle, including increased physical activity and a healthy diet. However, over time most people with type 2 diabetes will require oral drugs and/or insulin to keep their blood glucose levels under control. A person who has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes may or may not need insulin. In many cases, medication along with changes in exercise and diet can help manage the condition. Anyone, including children and adults, can develop type 2 diabetes.
The most common risk factors for type 2 diabetes include:
- age 45 or older
- family history
All people living with type 1 diabetes and some people living with type 2 diabetes need to administer insulin to keep their blood sugar levels from becoming too high. Various types of insulin are available, and most are grouped by how long their effect lasts.
Rapid-acting insulins that you can buy online at USA Script Helpers:
- Apidra (insulin glulisine)
- Fiasp (faster-acting insulin aspart)
- Humalog (insulin lispro)
- Novorapid or Novolog (insulin aspart)
Short Acting Insulin includes the following:
- Humulin R, Novolin GE Toronto (insulin regular)
- intermediate-acting for Humulin N
- Novolin GE NPH (insulin NPH)
Long Acting Insulin includes the following:
- Basaglar (insulin glargine)
- Lantus (insulin glargine U-100)
- Levemir (insulin detemir U-300)
- Toujeo (insulin glargine U-300)
- Tresiba (degludec)
It’s a given that some diabetics will use long-acting insulin to maintain consistently low blood sugar levels while other may use short-acting insulin or a combination of insulin types. Whatever the type, a person will usually check their blood sugar levels to determine how much insulin they need. Be sure to ask your doctor or one of the Pharmacists from our contracted* Pharmacy department.
Oral diabetes medicines (taken by mouth) help control blood sugar (glucose) levels in people whose bodies still produce some insulin, such as some people with type 2 diabetes. These medicines are prescribed along with regular exercise and changes in the diet. Many oral diabetes medications may be used in combination with each other or with insulin to achieve the best blood glucose control.
The following medications lower blood glucose by causing the pancreas to release more insulin.
- Glipizide (Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL,)
- Glimepride (Amaryl)
- Glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase).
These drugs work on the kidneys to remove extra sugar from the body:
The following medications help your pancreas to release more insulin after meals. They also lower the amount of glucose released by the liver.
These following medications help to reduce how much glucose the liver produces. These diabetic medications also help to improve how insulin works in the body, and slows down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar.
The following medications help to lower blood glucose by getting the pancreas to release more insulin.
- Repaglinide (Prandin)
- Nateglinide (Starlix)
The following medications help to improve the way insulin works in the body by allowing more glucose to enter into muscles, fat, and the liver.
- Thiazolidinediones – Pioglitazone (Actos)
- Rosiglitazone (Avandia).
Adjusting to the life of a diabetic whether it be you or someone you know, being diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes means it’s time for a lifestyle change. Your condition is managed well with a combination of medicines and lifestyle changes can be manageable. Early diagnosis and treatment can also help to reduce the risk of more serious complications. There are many medications available to treat both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. They each work in different ways to help you control your blood sugar. Ask your doctor which diabetes drug may be the best fit for you and if you are experiencing symptoms of diabetes or have concerns about your risk of diabetes. Your doctor will make recommendations based on the type of diabetes you have, your health, and other factors. USA Script Helpers, a prescription referral service in Canada offers affordable and quality diabetes medications both insulin and oral medications to Americans. USH believes that Americans have the right to access these safe, approved and affordable medications. Buy your diabetes medications at email@example.com
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