Diabetic Resources
The Diabetic Sock Hut
107 Brandy Way
pocono Lake, PA 18347

Diabetes Linked to Endometrial Cancer Risk (03/12/2008, Reuters Health)

Being Underweight May Raise Diabetes Risk
(03/12/2008, Reuters Health)

Metabolic Syndrome: A Risk Factor for Depression?
(03/11/2008, Reuters Health)

Role of Diet in Metabolic Syndrome

Peripheral Neuropathy


Neuropathy Association

American Diabetes Association

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

AVANDIA Lawsuit Info

Have You Taken AVANDIA? Important Lawsuit Information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware of a potential safety issue
related to Avandia (rosiglitazone), a drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes.

Safety data from controlled clinical trials have shown that there is a potentially
significant increase in the risk of heart attack and heart-related deaths in patients taking

Avandia (rosiglitazone) is manufactured by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline,
and is one of the most popular pharmaceuticals for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

If you or someone you know has taken Avandia you or that someone or their family may be
entitled to monetary damages.


DO you have no insurance, lost your job, lost your benefits?
The Foundation for Health Coverage
is a program that helps people discover what public &
private programs you are eligible for.
By taking a five question eligibility quiz you can see all of the programs in your state you qualify
www.coverageforall.org  or call them at 1-800-234-1317

Here is a list of non-profit organizations that can help with prescriptions medicines,
diabetes supplies and health care:

The Partnership for prescription Assistance
(for uninsured)
Phone: 1-888-477-2669

The Charles Ray III Diabetes Association INC
(Provides meters, test strips and other supplies to those who can't afford to pay for them)  
Phone: 1-888-477-2669

The Patient Advocate Foundation Co-pay Relief Program
assists those with chronic illnesses (including diabetes) who are fully insured
but struggle to afford the co-pays.
www.copays.org              Phone: 1-866-512-3861

Needy Meds
Is a non-profit website that offers free anonymous advice to those who can't afford medicine or
health care.

Together RX
A public service program that provides a free prescription-savings card for eligible resident of
the United States & Puerto Rico.

$4 prescription program and offer a low priced RELION blood glucose test strips & supplies.

Drug companies that offer free to low cost medicines and supplies:

Pfizer:              www.pfizerhelpfulanswer.com
Abbott:            www.abbottdiabetescare.com
Eli Lilly & Co     www.lillycares.com
Symptoms of NEUROPATHY

• Pain

• Numbness

• Burning sensation

• Tingling

• Lancinating
(shooting) pain

• Hypersensitive areas of the skin

• Hair loss on the affected part

• Shiny skin

• Weakness

• Muscle atrophy (loss of muscle tissue)


A detailed medical history and physical
examination can identify causes of

Blood testing, measurement of glucose
levels, an electromyogram (EMG, an
test of muscle function), nerve
conduction studies, and lumbar
puncture may all be part of the
evaluation of neuropathy.

Most neuropathies are not
curable but can be improved with
treatment. Vitamin deficiencies,
often present in patients with
alcoholism, can be corrected with a
healthy diet and vitamin
supplementation. Treatment for
neuropathy also  
includes stopping alcohol
consumption. Control of blood
glucose levels can slow
progression of
, in addition to other
benefits for individuals with
diabetes. Medications may be
prescribed, including some
medications originally

developed for
treating seizures or depression,
that may improve pain and other
sensory symptoms in persons with


Always tell your Doctor about
your whats going on with you.
Tell your Doctor if you have any
of the above symptoms!!!!