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Diabetes and Homeless

For those affected by diabetes and are currently or have been homeless, we'd like to share our experiences with everyone who has had to battle this disease while also trying to survive in the streets and shelters.

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Hi I posted earlier in the new to diabetes forum...

Started by Bonnie Buck. Last reply by MeadowLark Apr 18, 2008. 2 Replies

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Comment by Neal on November 24, 2008 at 12:56pm
Was always curious as to how the homeless deal with diabetes and for myself just in case. In the present economic situation all diabetics should be prepared to have such a plan in place. I think that Humulin R and N would be the most affordable with the basal bolus approach to cost effective management with a generic meter as well. Dr. Richard Bernstein has spoken about this issue briefly in some of his teleconferences. He advises low Humulin N twice daily to closely mimic Lantus as a basal insulin and then Humulin R 3 times daily with meals. He has has used this advice for certain practitioners who serve this population. I'm considering giving this approach a try out of curiosity.
 

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DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Heather Gabel
(Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

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