Posts Tagged ‘type 2 diabetes’

It’s Freebie Friday! Free Humalog, Free Zarbee’s Allergy & More!

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Every Friday is Freebie Friday at MedicationCoupons.com! Get your free health samples and free medication trial offers.

Free Drug Discount Card- The MedicationCoupons.com free drug discount card can save people up to 80% off on prescription medications. It can be used by both self- pay patients and by those people with insurance but whose medication just isn’t covered.  Accepted at over 60,000 pharmacies cross the country, you can’t afford to not have this card. Print yours today!

Free Exelon Patch Trial Offer- Exelon Patch is a prescription medication use to treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s. If you have a loved one who has a new prescription for this medication, they may qualify for this free trial offer. In addition, you can also get monthly co-pay savings with a coupon. Save money on your Alzheimer’s medicine today.!

Free Humalog Trial Offer- Humalog is an injectable medicine used to treat people with type 2 diabetes. If you have a prescription for Humalog, you may be able to get your first prescription at no cost. Just print out the certificate and redeem it for a free 5 pack of Kwikpens, a free 5 pack of cartridges or a 10 ml vial. Save money on your diabetes medicine.

Free Invati Sample Pack by Aveda- If you’re concerned about thinning hair; it’s time to try Invati. With the the Invati system, you can have thicker, fuller hair. Get a sample pack at no cost to you. Just print you’re the certificate and bring it to a participating location near you.  Hurry, this is only available through 6/30/2014.

Free Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails sample- Want to have beautiful hair, skin and nails? Then Try Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solution for hair, skin and nails. This free sample is being offered by Walmart. Sign up today and you will receive your freebie in about 6-8 weeks.

Free Neuro Sleep- If you have trouble sleeping, try Neuro Sleep. Neuro Sleep contains melatonin and magnesium to help promote sleep. If you haven’t yet taken advantage of this free offer, now is the time to do so. When you sign up, you will get a voucher for a full sized bottle that can be redeemed at a store near you. Sleep better today!

Free Pet ID Tag- Pet Id Tags are an easy and fast way for someone to identify a lost pet. If you love your 4 legged child, you need to take advantage of this free tag offer. Just choose between the dog tag or cat tag and enter the information to be engraved. There is a small shipping and handling charge of $3.25; but the peace of mind that you’ll get is truly priceless. Don’t let your pet become a statistic.

Free Rolly Mini Toothbrush- Looking for a small, disposable toothbrush that you can use anywhere and works as well as a traditional toothbrush? Hello Rolly Mini Toothbrush. This mini toothbrush requires no water and is ideal for people on the go. If you would like to try this product, Rolly is giving away free samples. To get yours, just join their mailing list. Every month they send out about 50 free toothbrushes. Get a clean, fresh mouth today.

Free Vytorin Trial Offer- Vytorin is a prescription cholesterol medication that contains 2 different medications to help lower cholesterol. If you have been prescribed this medicine, you may be able to get 30 free tablets. In addition, we also list a coupon that can save you money on future prescriptions.

Free Zarbee’s Naturals Seasonal Relief Tablets- Zarbee’s Naturals Seasonal Relief tablets provide natural, safe and effective relief from congestion and pollen. This free Zarbee’s trial offer is still available. The savings doesn’t stop there; you will also get a 2 for 1 coupon in the mail. Breathe easy!

The #1 goal at MedicationCoupons.com is to save people money on their medicine. In addition to free samples and free medication trial offers, we also have an extensive database of medication coupons. Download yours today and watch the savings add up.

Diabetes Awareness Month- Save on Everything Diabetes!

Friday, November 8th, 2013
Daibetes Savings

Save on Everything Diabetes!

November is Diabetes Awareness month!

In the U.S. alone, there are about 26 million children and adults who have diabetes. There are another 79 million people with prediabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes. In the U.S. alone, this condition costs a staggering $245 million.

We have always worked hard to save people money on their medications. As far as diabetes medications go, we have a lot of coupons and free offers for diabetes related products including oral medications, injectables, blood glucose meters, test strips and more.

 

Oral Medications

Cycloset                      Juvisync                  Onglyza

Glumetza                    Invokana                Oseni

Janumet                      Kazano                   Riomet

Januvia                       Kombligyze            Tradjenta

Jentadueto                 Nesina                    Victoza

 

Injectable Medications

Apidra                                  Humapen Luxura                    Symlin Pen

Bydureon                            Lantus Solostar Pen                 V-GO Insulin

Byetta                                   Levemir                                     Victoza

Humalog                              Novolog

Humalog Kwikpen             Novolog Flex Pen

 

Blood Glucose Meters

Accu-chek Nano

Bayer A1C Now SelfCheck System

Bayer Breeze 2 Meter

Bayer Contour Next EZ meter

Freestyle Insulinx Meter

Freestyle Meter

Nova Max Plus

 

Test Strips

Accu-chek                                                      BG Star Blood Glucose Test Strips

Bayer Contour                                               FreeStyle Test Strips

Bayer Contour Next                                     Nova Max Glucose Test Strips

Bayer Breeze 2

 

Misc Diabetes Products

BD Ultra Fine Nano pen needles                        Extend Nutrition

Blood sugar control kit (Free)                             Gold Bond Diabetic

Glucerna                                                                  Journey for Control Tools

Dex 4                                                                        Living w/Type 2 Diabetes Program (Free)

Diabetaid                                                                 Phase Plus Foot Therapy

Diabetes ID Necklace (Free)                               Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test (Free)

Diabetes Nutrition Program (Free)                   Zim’s Crack Cream

Eating Well w/Diabetes cookbook  (Free)

 

Looking to save money on other medications? Search our database of over 14.000 medications to find the medication coupons you need.

We also offer a free drug discount card can help to save consumers up to 80% off on prescription meds not covered by insurance. Our card has been directly responsible for saving consumers over $10 million, so far.

Don’t see a coupon for the medicine you take? Feel free to email us at couponmail@medicationcoupons.com and we will try to find one for you.

Get Your Free Offers; Free Advair, Free Murad Rapid Age Spot Serum and More!

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
It's Freebie Friday at Medicationcoupons.com!

Get Your Free Samples and Try Before You Buy!

TGIF- Thank Goodness It’s Free!!  Check Out This Week’s Freebies at Medicationcoupons.com!

Free Advair - Patients, who have a new Advair Diskus prescription, may be able to get their first prescription for free. Through the Breath Easier program, not only will eligible people receive free Advair for 30 days, but you can also get tips on day to day living with asthma, helpful information and more. In addition to free Advair, we also list an Advair coupon that can save you $10. Register now to get your free Advair trial offer and coupon.

Free Arm and Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste- If you have sensitive teeth, chances are your dentist will recommend a sensitive teeth toothpaste. There are a few sensitive teeth toothpastes on the market today, but they are a bit more costly. Arm and Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste works just as well, at a fraction of the cost. If you’re interested in trying this product, get a free sample of Arm and Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste. This free Arm and Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste sample will arrive within 4-6 weeks.

Free Catheters- If you use catheters, you can register for a free Speedicath catheter today. Choose from the free Speedicath catheter for men or the free Speedicath compact catheter for women.

Free CVS Health Screenings- Through the month of September, CVS is offering free health screenings for the entire family. These free CVS Health Screenings are offered at select CVS locations across the country. In addition to free health screenings performed by medical professionals, you can also get a $5 coupon and a free tote bag.

Free Discount Drug Card- If you take prescription medication and it’s not covered by insurance, our free discount drug card can save you up to 80% off. The Medicationcoupons.com free drug card has already saved people over $9.5 million. Accepted at over 60,000 pharmacies across the nation, it’s the #1 discount drug card to have. Print your free drug card today and save money at the pharmacy!

Free Eucerin Professional Repair- Eucerin Professional Repair is ideal for people with extremely dry skin. The free Eucerin Professional Repair lotion is still available. Sign up today and get your free sample of Eucerin Professional Repair sample, and love your skin!

Free Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program- If you have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you will need to make some healthy lifestyle changes. If you’re having trouble getting started, you should sign up for this free Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program. Receive information packets, healthy recipes for you and your family, a monthly newsletter and much more. Get your free Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program today and learn to live well with diabetes.

Free Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum- If you have age spots or sun spots, Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is clinically proven to even your skin tone. For a limited time, you can get a free sample of Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum to try. Register now and get your free sample of Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum before they’re all gone.

Free Replens Vaginal Gel- If you are experiencing vaginal dryness, it may be time to try Replens Vaginal Gel. It’s not too late to take advantage of the free Replens Vaginal Gel offer. Sign up for this free Replens Vaginal Gel sample today and reignite the intimacy.

Free 28 Day Diabetic Meal Plan- If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you will need to start making healthier food choices. Make it easy on yourself by using this free 28 day diabetic meal planner. Contained in the free 28 Day diabetic meal planner is nutritionist-approved low carb recipes, daily meal plans for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks and much more. Get this Free 28 Day Diabetic Meal Plan today and take control of your health.

Need to save money on other medications? Please search our database of over 14,000 medications to find over-the-counter coupons, prescription coupons, and free samples.

Save at the Pharmacy With These New Prescription Coupons and OTC Coupons

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
New OTC Coupons and Prescription Coupons!

New Drug Coupons!

Drug coupons are an easy and effective way to save money on your medication. Come see this week’s new drug coupons.

Avar Cleanser Coupon- Avar Cleanser is a topical medication that is used to treat acne and other skin conditions including rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis. If you are prescribed Avar Cleanser, Medicationcoupons.com has just added an Avar Cleanser coupon to our database. Register today and eligible people will pay no more than $20 for their prescription, with a maximum benefit of $50. This Avar Cleanser coupon can be used on Avar LS Cleanser, Avar-e Emollient Cream, Avar-e Green Cream and Avar-e ELS Emollient cream.

Migrelief Coupon- Migrelief is an OTC dietary supplement that “provides support of cerebrovascular tone”, which over time may help to reduce the frequency and severity of your migraine headache. If you would like to try this product, we now list a Migrelief coupon that can save you money. Register today and save $2 with this Migrelief coupon. This Migrelief coupon expires on 10/1/2013.

Nesina Coupon- Nesina is an oral medication which is used by people with type 2 diabetes. If you take Nesina, Medicationcoupons.com can reduce your co-pays with this new Nesina coupon. Eligible people may pay no more than $4 for their monthly Nesina prescriptions, up to 12 prescriptions.. This Nesina coupon expires on 1/15/2014.

OraMoist Coupon- OraMoist is a patch that is used to prevent dry mouth. Medicationscoupons.com has just added a new OraMoist coupon to our database. Register today and get an OraMoist coupon that will save you $2.

Oseni Coupon- Oseni is an oral combination medication used to treat people with type 2 diabetes. If you have a prescription for Oseni, let us help save you money with an Oseni coupon. Register for the Oseni coupon today and eligible people will pay no more than $4 a month. This Oseni coupon expires on 1/15/2014.

Ovace Wash Coupon- Ovace Wash is a prescription wash that is used to treat dandruff and other skin conditions. If you use OvaceWash, we can save you money with an Ovace Wash coupon. Register today and eligible people will pay no more than $20 for their prescription. This Ovace Wash coupon can also be used to save you money on Ovace Plus Wash, Ovace Plus Cream and Ovace Plus Shampoo.

Phillips Stool Softener Liquid Gels Coupon- If you suffer from occasional constipation, you’ll love this product. Phillips Stool Softener Liquid Gels provides relief from constipation without cramping. Medicationcoupons.com has recently added a Phillips Stool Softener Liquid Gels coupon to our database. Register today and save $1 with this Phillips Stool Softener Liquid Gels coupon.

Phillips Milk of Magnesia Coupon- Phillips Milk of Magnesia is an OTC product that provides gentle relief from constipation. If you use Phillips Milk of Magnesia to relieve your occasional constipation, save money with a Phillips Milk of Magnesia coupon. Register for the Phillips Milk of Magnesia coupon and save $1 on your next purchase.

Rembrandt Deeply White Coupon- Rembrandt Deeply White is an at home teeth whitening kit that will whiten your teeth in about 2 hours. If you want to erase years of food stains, you’ll love Deeply White and you’ll love this Rembrandt Deeply White coupon even more. Register for the Rembrandt Deeply White coupon today and save $5 on your next purchase.

Rembrandt Whitening Toothpaste Coupon- Rembrandt Whitening Toothpaste gradually whitens your teeth. If you would like to try this toothpaste, we now list a Rembrandt Whitening Toothpaste coupon. This Rembrandt Whitening Toothpaste coupon will save you $2 on your next purchase.

Looking for other drug coupons besides the ones listed above? Medicationcoupons.com lists more drug coupons than any other site around. Search through our database of over 14,000 medications to find the OTC coupons and prescription coupons that you need.

In addition to drug coupons, Medicationcoupons.com also offers a free prescription drug card to all visitors of our site. The Medicationcoupons.com free prescription drug card can help to save consumers up to 80% off on prescription medication not covered by insurance. Additionally, our free prescription drug card is accepted at over 60,000 chain pharmacies and independently owned pharmacies across the country. Print out the Medicationcoupons.com free prescription drug card today and stop paying full price for your medication!

Freebie Friday: Free Samples, Free Offers & More!

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
New Freebies for Memorial Day

Memorial Day Freebies

 

Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday. Check out all of the fantastic free offers we have this week.

Free CVS Health Screening- During the month of May, CVS is offering free health screenings at many locations throughout the country. These CVS free health screenings offer a variety of free tests including bone density, cholesterol, glucose and more. Register today to learn more about the free CVS Health Screening and to find a location nearest you.

Free Discount Drug Card- If you have no prescription drug coverage or if a certain medication isn’t covered under your plan, you need the Medicationcoupons.com free discount drug card. Our free discount drug card can save people up to 80% off or more on their prescription medications. So far, the Medicationcoupons.com free discount drug card has saved consumers over $9.5 million on prescription medication. Print your free discount drug card now and stop paying full price for your medication.

Free Eucerin Professional Repair Sample- Eucerin Professional Repair features groundbreaking technology to help improve the condition of your skin and fight extremely dry skin. If your skin is begging for moisture, it’s not tool late to get your hands on this free Eucerin Professional Repair sample. Register today and in about 4-6 weeks you’ll have your free Eucerin Professional Repair sample.

Free Fixodent Sample- If you have dentures, you need a strong all day hold. Fixodent will give you the confidence to smile again. If you would like to try Fixodent for free, now is the time. Medicationcoupons.com has just located a free Fixodent sample. Just Like them on Facebook, and get a free Fixodent sample while supplies last. You can also get a $1 off coupon.

Free Health Test Voucher- Walgreens and AARP have teamed up to help you stay well. Walgreens is offering a free Health Test Voucher that can be redeemed at select Walgreens pharmacy locations across the country. The free Health Test Voucher entitles you to 1 glucose blood test, 1 body composition test and 1 blood pressure test. After redeeming your voucher, Walgreens will give you an AARP membership for FREE. Hurry, this free Health Test Voucher expires on 6/30/2013.

Free Level Foods Starter Kit- Level Foods make products for people with type 2 diabetes. Level Foods help to raise low blood pressure fast. If you would like to try this product, please register for the free Level Foods Starter Kit. Contained in the free Level Foods Starter Kit is a glucose gel, a “keep moving forward” guidebook and a $2 coupon for a future purchase.

Free Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program- If you have type 2 diabetes, you will need to arm yourself with knowledge. This free Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program comes with information packets, healthy recipes, tools to manage your diabetes and much more. Register for the free Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program and take control of your type 2 diabetes.

Free Prilosec OTC Sample- Prilosec OTC is an over-the-counter medication used to treat frequent heartburn. If you have heartburn, register for this free Prilosec OTC sample to see if this product is right for you. Become a member of P&G Everyday and you may qualify for a free Prilosec OTC sample. You’ll also be signed up for future P&G coupons.

Free Swole Sports Nutrition Sample- Swole Sports Nutrition is a supplement that will enhance your work-out efforts. Medicationcoupons.com lists a free Swole Sports Nutrition sample for you to try. Register today for your free Swole Sports Nutrition sample pack that contains 1 Prewrek green apple, 1 Prewrek fruit punch and 1 turboshred.

Free U by Kotex Sample- U by Kotex is a line of feminine health products. We have just added a free U by Kotex sample to our database. Register today and get a free sample of U by Kotex tampons or U by Kotex pads. Hurry, this free U by Kotex sample offer won’t last long.

As you know, Medicationcoupons.com is all about saving people money. In addition to free samples, we also offer the most free drug coupons around. We have an extensive database of over 14,000 prescription medications and OTC medications. Search our database to find the drug coupons you need that will save you money at the pharmacy.

We would love to hear from consumers that have registered and received the free samples and free medication trial offers listed on Medicationcoupons.com. Share your experiences with us!

 

It’s Freebie Friday at Medicationcoupons.com!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Medicationcoupons.com loves Friday’s because we get to bring you our newest and best free offers. Register for free health samples, free medication trial offers and free drug coupons. 

Free Samples and Free Trial offers!

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Free Abilify- Abilify is a prescription medication used to treat people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Abilify is also prescribed as an add-on medication for depression. If you have a new prescription for Abilify, you may be able to get 30 days of free Abilify. In addition to a free Abilify offer, you may be able to get continued savings with an Abilify coupon.

Free Blood Sugar Control Kit- If you have diabetes, you will want to register for this free Blood Sugar Control Kit. Contained in the free Blood Sugar Control Kit is a meal planning guide and GoMeals App, to help make healthier choices and track your blood sugar readings. Take control of your diabetes today!

Free Breathe Right- If you suffer from nasal congestion, Breathe Right can help. And now, try before you buy with a free Breathe Right sample. In addition to free Breathe Right, you can also download a Breathe Right coupon for $1 off your next purchase. Breathe easier with Breathe Right.

Free Brovana- Brovana is an inhaled solution that is used with a nebulizer to help people with COPD breathe easier. If you are new to Brovana, you may be able to get a 15 day free Brovana trial offer. For those people not eligible for the free Brovana offer, you may be able to save $30 on your Brovana prescriptions, up to 12.

Free Coral Calcium- Coral calcium is an all natural calcium supplement that is derived from coral. If you would like to try this product, register for a free Coral Calcium sample today. They offer 3 different Coral Calcium samples to choose from. Or, they even allow you to sign up for all 3 of them.

Free Discount Drug Card- The Medicationcoupons.com free discount drug card can help to save consumers up to 80% off on prescription medication not covered by insurance. Our free discount drug card is accepted at over 60,000 pharmacies across the country. To date, our free discount drug has saved consumers over $8 million on their prescription medication. Print your free discount drug card today!

Free Invega- Invega is a prescription medication used to treat patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. If you or a loved one has recently been given an Invega prescription, you may be able to get free Invega. Eligible patients will be able to get 15 tablets of free Invega. This free Invega offer expires on 6/30/2013.

Free Next to Nature Laxative Sample- Next to Nature laxatives are holistic laxatives made from the aloe vera plant that provides gentle and effective relief. Register to get a free Next to Nature laxative sample and find freedom from constipation. This free Next to Nature laxative sample is only good for residents of the U.S.

Free Phillips Colon Health Starter Kit- Did you know that taking a Phillips Probiotic capsule on a daily basis can keep you free from digestive issues? Register for the free Phillips Colon Health Starter Kit and get savings tips and other helpful information to help you maintain regularity. This free Phillips Colon Health Starter Kit may end without notice so sign up today.

Free Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test- Millions of people have diabetes and millions more have it, but have not yet been diagnosed. If you think you may be at risk of developing diabetes, take this online free Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. Just answer a few questions that will help determine if you may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Take the free Type 2 Diabetes Risk test today, and take control of your health.

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Riomet Coupon- Save $35

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Riomet is an oral medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Riomet should be used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise program. Riomet is the only type 2 diabetes medication available in liquid form. If you or someone you know takes Riomet for type 2 diabetes, we may be able to help save you money. Medicationcoupons.com has recently added a Riomet coupon to our database. Eligible people who sign up for the Riomet coupon can save $35 off their prescription.

Free Riomet coupon

Riomet coupon

Medicationcoupons.com has the largest selection of type 1 and type 2 diabetes medication coupons available. Additionally, we have thousands of other coupons for medications that treat all types of medical conditions.

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For those people who have no prescription drug coverage and are in need of lowering their medication costs, please use our free discount drug card. The Medicationcoupons.com free discount drug card can save consumers up to 80% off on prescription medications not covered by insurance. Simply print out the discount drug card and hand it to the pharmacist. If your medication qualifies for a discount, the savings will be applied instantly.

Glumetza for Type 2 Diabetes; Pay Only $10

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Glumetza is a prescription medication used to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Glumetza should be used along  with a healthy diet and exercise plan. If you have type 2 diabetes and your doctor has prescribed Glumetza, Medicationcoupons.com is happy to announce that we have just added a Glumetza coupon to our database of free medication coupons. With this Glumetza coupon, most eligible patients with commercial insurance will only pay $10 for their prescription.

Free Glumetza Coupon

Glumetza Coupon

In addition to this Glumetza coupon, Medicationcoupons.com has many other money-savings diabetes medication coupons. In fact, we have the most extensive database of free medication coupons around. At Medicationcoupons.com you will find OTC coupons, prescription medication coupons, free trial offers and free samples. Additionally, we are constantly adding and updating our site to bring you the most up-to-date free medication coupons available.

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Medicationcoupons.com offers consumers another way to save money on prescription medication. The Medicationcoupons.com free discount drug card can be used on prescription medications not covered by insurance. Our free discount drug card can help to save consumers as much as 80% off. Accepted at over 60,000 pharmacies across the U.S., it’s the #1 free discount drug card around. Download your free discount drug card today and redeem it for instant savings!

Jentadueto Coupon- Co-Pay Savings Card

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

 The FDA has recently approved a new type 2 diabetes medication, Jentadueto. Jentadueto is prescribed to help lower blood sugar, along with a healthy diet and exercise program, in adults with type 2 diabetes. Medicationcoupons.com is happy to announce that we have just added a Jentadueto coupon to our database of free medication coupons. Register for the free Jentadueto coupon and receive a co-pay savings card. Eligible people may be able to pay only $10 a month for their Jentadueto prescriptions. Expiration date varies according to when you activate your card.

Free Jentadueto Coupon

Jentadueto Coupon

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In addition to thousands of prescription and non-prescription medication coupons, we also offer a free discount drug card. The Medicationcoupons.com discount drug card is available for free to all visitors of our site. Print your free discount drug card today and redeem it for instant savings at a pharmacy near you. Although we state that our free discount drug card can save people up to 80% off, we have heard from some consumers that were able to save as much as 93%.

Diabetes Information

Monday, February 27th, 2012

 

 

Learn More About Diabetes

Diabetes Information

Diabetes is a disease that affects more than 25.8 million people in the United States alone. Broken down, 18.8 million people have already been diagnosed with diabetes and another 7 million people have it, but have not yet been diagnosed. Another 79 million adults have a condition known as prediabetes. Prediabetes is when blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered diabetic.

 

Although there are 3 different types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes, type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. Having diabetes, regardless of which type you have, means that there is too much glucose in the blood.  

If current trends continue, it is believed 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by the year 2050. 90- 95% of all people that have diabetes, have type 2 diabetes. With type 2 diabetes, either the body’s cells are not able to properly use the available insulin to regulate glucose levels or the pancreas simply does not produce enough insulin. Some common symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirstiness, excessive urination, blurred vision, fatigue and wounds that take a long time to heal. In certain instances, some people may not experience any of the typical diabetes symptoms.

There are certain risk factors that will increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes. These risk factors include the following:

  • Family history of diabetes
  • Being overweight
  • Lack of physical activity
  • People over age 45
  • Certain Race/Ethnicity- Latin Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • High blood pressure
  • People with low HDL cholesterol levels (good cholesterol)
  • High triglycerides
  • Women who have previously had gestational diabetes
  • Having prediabetes

 

If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it is imperative that you begin taking care of yourself.  This means you will have to lose weight, eat healthier, get plenty of exercise, stop smoking and check your blood glucose levels often. Making changes to your lifestyle will help you avoid serious complications that could eventually cause kidney disease, loss of a limb or blindness.  

Although managing type 2 diabetes can primarily be controlled with diet and exercise, over time you may need to take medication. Your doctor may need to switch your medication or add to your existing medication treatment. Additionally, some people with type 2 diabetes may even require insulin therapy. Getting started on a treatment plan is always difficult, but over time, it will become routine.

Diabetes is not just a disease; it’s a way of life. Although there is no cure for diabetes, with proper diet, exercise, medication and with strict monitoring of your blood glucose levels, you can manage this disease and live a long, healthy and active life.

On MedicationCoupons.com, you will find the largest collection of coupons for diabetes testing supplies and medication.

There are some great organizations geared to help people with diabetes. In addition to learning some valuable information, you will also be able to find sample meal plans, recipes and exercise tips. Would you like to connect with others that are living with diabetes or donate? Check out these online resources to find everything you want to know about diabetes:

The American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/

The National Diabetes Education Program http://ndep.nih.gov/

Defeat Diabetes Foundation, http://www.defeatdiabetes.org/

Juvenile Diabetes Research Information http://www.jdrf.org/

The Diabetes Research Wellness Foundation http://www.diabeteswellness.net/

*Please share your diabetes experiences with our readers. For those who were recently diagnosed with diabetes, it helps to hear that they are not alone. Please post your experiences or comments below.