posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 09:30 PM
Originally posted by smyleegrl
In the very unlikely event that he is in ketoacidosis and that is his only health concern, insulin is OTC (over the counter) throughout Canada and a
vial of Humalog or Novolog will begin acting in 15 minutes. This may be of no help to him depending on the extent of his ketoacidosis or other health
The last time I checked, insulin is also OTC in the US, along with syringes. The problem is knowing the correct dosage or even type of insulin.
OP, I strongly urge you to call an ambulance or the police yourself.
This is strange dilemna, but feel either he or my ex may be able to solve it in person somehow or by phoning pharmacies Online, even the Canadian
sites say its not available for my region, which is the west coast, and many of the links no longer exist. In fact, it seems they are trying their
best to make it not available, and then there is the problem of what kind or dosage.
For example with my thyroid, cannot take the synthetic, spent 6 years nearly comatose on it and am on dessicated pig thyroid. Its the only stuff that
works for me, and need the complete 100% replacement as my thryoid doesnt function at all, its 100% out as if it was physically removed.
Now, I just searched and found many are on the real dessicated insulin too, as the other doesnt do well.
Oh Gee, wonder why? I had this feeling that their synthetic insulin would not work for everyone, and can't see how it works any of them based on my
thyroid experience, so ....
He must know what he is on and the dosage, however, what if it has to be substituted. And the real insulin is better priced and seems to work better
for some diabetics as I've just read online.
So, it looks complicated.
I really don't understand why something so important to a nation isn't available to all, and what they need, for their body types and as for the
doctor, no one should be without a doctor.