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Type 1 Diabetes?

Postby teacherchick » Thu, 22 Jan 2015 3:52 pm

Hello,

is there anyone currently on the forum who has type 1 diabetes (or someone in their family) who can fill me in on what kind of care I can expect? I have already seen from my research that I need to be careful about what kind of health care plan we get, but I have no concept of what level of service to expect.

Currently, in Africa, I am a patient at a dedicated Centre for Diabetes that is a 2 floor building with a gym (with biokineticists on hand trained to work with diabetics), a pharmacy/ food store, insulin pump consultants, free medication, free carb counting classes, I couldn't even get this level of care in the US under the best health plan available.

Fingers crossed that in Singapore similar standards are available?

Also, how is eating out as a carb counting diabetic and treatment of people using a glucometer or doing injections in public?

Thanks in advance!

TC

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Re: Type 1 Diabetes?

Postby nakatago » Tue, 03 Feb 2015 6:00 am

teacherchick wrote:Hello,

is there anyone currently on the forum who has type 1 diabetes (or someone in their family) who can fill me in on what kind of care I can expect? I have already seen from my research that I need to be careful about what kind of health care plan we get, but I have no concept of what level of service to expect.

Currently, in Africa, I am a patient at a dedicated Centre for Diabetes that is a 2 floor building with a gym (with biokineticists on hand trained to work with diabetics), a pharmacy/ food store, insulin pump consultants, free medication, free carb counting classes, I couldn't even get this level of care in the US under the best health plan available.

Fingers crossed that in Singapore similar standards are available?

Also, how is eating out as a carb counting diabetic and treatment of people using a glucometer or doing injections in public?

Thanks in advance!

TC


I don't know much about type 1 diabetes but what I do know is food in Singapore is mostly carbs (and oil). If the US has high-fructose corn syrup, Singapore has rice, its derivatives and flour.

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Re: Type 1 Diabetes?

Postby teacherchick » Wed, 04 Feb 2015 6:59 pm

Ah, thanks for that. I wonder what insulin dependent locals do…. :???:

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Re: Type 1 Diabetes?

Postby taxico » Thu, 05 Feb 2015 6:47 am

check out http://www.diabetes.org.sg/ and see what they can do for you...
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