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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
Neuropathy Association www.neuropathy.org
American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke www.ninds.nih.gov
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
www.pparx.org (for uninsured)
The Charles Ray III Diabetes Association INC
(Provides meters, test strips and other supplies to those who can't afford to pay for them)
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
Is a non-profit website that offers free anonymous advice to those who can't afford medicine or
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:
Eli Lilly & Co www.lillycares.com
Symptoms of NEUROPATHY
• Burning sensation
• Hypersensitive areas of the skin
• Hair loss on the affected part
• Shiny skin
• Muscle atrophy (loss of muscle tissue)
DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING
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
alcohol-related neuropathy also
includes stopping alcohol
consumption. Control of blood
glucose levels can slow
progression of diabetic
neuropathy, in addition to other
benefits for individuals with
diabetes. Medications may be
prescribed, including some
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!!!!