Sunday, November 21, 2010

Diabetes month takes on a whole new meaning in Saipan

One of the advantages of home health is that we can take care of not only the immediate concern, but also that we can take steps to address the patients lifestyle and prevent future hospitalizations. Sometimes prescription medication by itself is not enough and the patient may need to add exercise, diet changes, and regular self-monitoring to reduce blood sugar. During the month of November, which is Nationwide Diabetes Month, if you are suffering from diabetes, take steps to successfully attack and defend against the disease. I have personally found difficulty purchasing some test strips here on the island, and recently we had a call from a patient asking for test strips from our office. I would advise first checking PHI or Brabu Pharmacy (not in any order) and if you cannot find the strips locally, you should check online. has ACCU-CHEK Aviva Mail Order Test Strips, 50-Count Box and the One Touch Ultra Mail Order Test Strips, 50 CT on sale. If you are homebound and are having trouble managing your blood sugar, you are eligible under Medicare for home health benefits under Part A, paid for 100% by Medicare and with no co-payment and no deductible. Please give us a call today for more information at 670-234-CARE.

AHA Seven Steps: Blood Sugar from Ideation Films on Vimeo.