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Archive for April 15th, 2014

Apr
15

Diabetes mysteries revealed on mountain top

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An experiment conducted literally at the “top of the world” may shed new light on factors and conditions that cause type 2 diabetes. A team of British researchers have concluded that low oxygen levels may lead to insulin resistance, a forerunner to diabetes. Insulin resistance occurs when cells in the body fail to respond to insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels.

A spike in insulin resistance indicators happened when the climbers were exposed to low oxygen levels at high altitudes for six to eight weeks. These changes were linked with increased blood levels of markers of inflammation and oxidative stress, according to the study released this week in the journal PLOS One.

Scientists were able to observe things in healthy people at high altitudes that normally are only seen in obese people at sea level. Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain. It is located in the Mahalangur range of the Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal.

See complete article, Clues to type 2 diabetes discovered on Mount Everest at MSN Healthy Living

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Apr
15

Time to requalify for pump supplies

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Untitled-6The first quarter of 2014 is passed and this is a good time of year to restock and stay on a healthy track. Diabetes Management & Supplies is here to help. We will work with you, your insurance and your doctor to ensure you are equipped with the needed supplies. If you are an existing insulin pump user, spring is the annual requalifying period.

Our documentation team is busy updating your file this quarter so we will be ready for your next order when you are due. They will request an updated physician’s order form your doctor along with your current chart notes and a 30 blood glucose log. If you download your pump in their office, that information will be sufficient for the log requirement. Please remember this log must show that pump users test their blood sugars a minimum of four times a day. Your doctor’s chart notes must include that you continue to perform this action in order for you to continue to receive your supplies. The chart notes should also document that you are being seen by the doctor every three months so he or she can oversee your diabetes care with a team of educators, nurses and dieticians.

Please email your blood sugar logs to us at your convenience or fax to (504) 734-7164. Additionally, you may contact one of our documentation representatives for assistance if you should have any questions on this procedure.

When you are ready to place your reorder, please call us at 1-888-738-7929 or send an email to customerservice@diabetesms.com and a DMS representative will contact you promptly.

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Ordering Supplies and Equipment

A diabetes treatment plan is very important. Make sure you know how things should work. Carefully following any medication orders and instructions is vital to your plan's success. Make sure you don't run out of supplies just as you refill prescriptions so you don't run out of medication.

Here are some ways you can let us help you reorder supplies:

At Diabetes Management & Supplies, we value the part we play on your treatment plan team and realize that winning is promoting good health.