I have been extremely concerned about the amount of people that are not getting their insulin because they think they must have a prescription. You do not need a prescription to purchase NPH and Regular insulin except in Alaska.

This is a result of the economy and misinformation. Most people believe a prescription is required for insulin and if they can't afford to see their doctors, they will stop taking their insulin - this has serious consequences.

Please pass along this information to your friends and family members that have diabetes. I'd also like to encourage you to blog about this - You could save a life, limb, or an organ. Here is a chart to help with getting the word out.

It is very alarming that doctors, nurses and even diabetes educators are not aware of this information. So please pass this along. Thanks for your time and take good care of yourself.

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