Diabetics with Vision Problems Can Now Get a Free Blood Glucose Meter with Audio Readings

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New Prodigy blood glucose meters with audio readings are now available through American Diabetes Services.

According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes are more likely to develop vision problems including blindness, and they and 40% more likely to develop glaucoma and 60% more likely to develop cataracts. Since vision problems with diabetes are common it is often hard for these diabetics to read their blood glucose meters. Diabetics now have another option for home blood glucose testing. New audio meters solve diabetes monitoring issues, allowing people with visual impairments to do their own glucose testing at home. There are several free blood glucose meters on the market that give verbal instructions to guide a person through the entire testing procedure and give verbal test results.

American Diabetes Services, the nations’ leading distributor of free brand name Diabetes Equipment, including free blood glucose meters, through Medicare and private insurance is pleased to now offer the Prodigy Blood Glucose Monitor for its visually impaired customers. American Diabetes Services provides free or very low cost diabetic testing supplies, including free blood glucose meters, to patients throughout the country, delivered directly to their home with free shipping.

According to the American Diabetic Association (ADA), There are 20.8 million people in the United States, or 7% of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 14.6 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 6.2 million people (nearly one-third) are unaware that they have the disease.

Vision problem with diabetes is a common, but serious side affect of the disease. Complications from diabetes are the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 20-74 years of age. Because diabetes leads to 12,000 to 24,000 new cases of blindness each year, proper diabetes care and management is essential to reduce the risk for this and other serious, sometimes life-threatening complications.

Research shows that in people with type 1 diabetes, therapy that overcome diabetes monitoring issues and keeps blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible reduces damage to the eyes by 76% (New England Journal of Medicine, September 30, 1993). Experts believe that these results can also be applied to those with type 2 diabetes.

As a general rule, the ADA recommends that most patients with type 1 diabetes test glucose three or more times per day. Pregnant women taking insulin for gestational diabetes should test two times per day. ADA does not specify how often people with type 2 diabetes should test their glucose, but testing often helps control diabetes and reduce vision problems with diabetes. Many patients are eligible for a free blood glucose meter through their insurance or Medicare, making it easier to solve their diabetes monitoring issues.

Diabetes is associated with an increased risk for a number of serious, sometimes life-threatening complications and certain populations experience an even greater threat. Good diabetes management can help reduce your risk. However many people are not even aware that they have diabetes until they develop one of its complications.

About American Diabetes Services

American Diabetes Services is one of the nation's leading mail-order distributors of brand name diabetic supplies delivered directly to the individual's home. American Diabetes Services provides personalized customer service and reduced expenses to those with diabetes monitoring issues. Often free diabetes supplies are delivered at no cost to the patient.

American Diabetes Services benefits include: free delivery directly to patient’s homes, no insurance paperwork to complete, no upfront costs or waiting weeks or months for reimbursement, diabetes supplies delivered at very low or no cost to you. American Diabetes Services is a supplier of all the leading national brands. Leading products include: Prodigy Audio Blood Glucose Monitor, One Touch Ultra, Accu-Chek Compact, and Abbott FreeStyle. American Diabetes Services is a Medicare participating provider and specializes in providing supplies paid for by Medicare and we accept Medicare assignment. In addition, we support Private Insurance, Major Medical and Group Health Insurance Plans; we accept most plans in all 50 states with the exception of HMO's.

Since vision problems with diabetes are common, the http://www.AmericanDiabetes.com includes free diabetes information, a free diabetes profile to see if you qualify for free diabetes supplies, free diabetes diet and nutrition tips as well as diabetes weight management advice,

American Diabetes Services has a free form on their website about how you can qualify for free diabetic testing supplies. To request diabetes monitoring information and to find out if you qualify for a free blood glucose meter and other supplies, complete a free online form at http://www.AmericanDiabetes.com, or call toll free at 1-888-722-7556 to compete a free application over the phone.

Media Contact: Maria Nelson, Ten Golden Rules, http://www.tengoldenrules.com, 561-620-9121.

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