Diabetes Supply Center of the Midlands

Everything you need to manage your diabetes

Diabetes Supply Center of the Midlands (DSCM) is a complete resource for all of your supply, medicine, and management needs. Our convenient location means you have easy access to all of the essentials, including a full-service pharmacy with fast prescription services and great prices. And our top-notch customer service staff provides the kind of personal attention you won’t find elsewhere. Stop in today!

Why buy from us?

We work tirelessly to help educate the community and individuals about how to live healthy lives with diabetes. Every purchase from the DSCM supports the educational programs and community services provided by the Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands (DECM).

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Work out with a friend.

A friend can be an important motivator, helping you get more out of your workouts.
Follow your doctor’s instructions accurately.

Your doctor will tell you what medication dose to take, when to take it, and how to take it. If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of taking a prescribed medication, call your doctor.
Consume proper proportions.

It’s no fun to whip out a measuring cup every time you eat. So how can you dish up a meal that’s balanced and just the right size? Try this trick: Divide your dinner plate. Fill one half with vegetables, and split the other half into two quarters. Fill one quarter with a lean protein such as fish, skinless poultry, beans, or tofu. Fill the other quarter with a grain or starch-based side dish—preferably a whole-grain food such as brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, or a slice of whole-grain bread.

Visually inspect your insulin.

If you see any cloudiness or crystals in your insulin, don’t use it.

Get all needed blood tests.

Your doctor will want to see blood sugar tests from a lab at least quarterly and might require other blood tests, such as tests of your liver function, to make sure your medications are working well without doing any damage. These are important appointments to keep.

Inform your doctor.

Make sure your doctor is aware of all medications and supplements you’re taking, even over-the-counter products. This is the best way to prevent dangerous drug interactions.
Try quick workouts.

As long as you're totaling 30 minutes of exercise each day, several brief workouts are fine.

Monitor your blood sugar carefully.

Drugs that cause your body to make more insulin can sometimes cause low blood sugar, a potentially dangerous situation you want to guard against. Be aware of your blood sugar level so you can take action if it starts to dip too low.

Focus on overall activity.

You don’t have to work hard to gain the health benefits of physical activity. Try walking or taking the stairs to increase your number of steps each day.
Pick the right “white” bread.

White flour is usually made by refining (whole) red wheat. The process strips away the germ and the reddish bran—as well as most of the grain’s minerals and fiber. If you prefer the taste and look of refined flour, there’s good news: many brands now offer loaves made from a milder-tasting white whole-wheat flour. Look for products labeled “white whole wheat” or check the ingredients list.

Limit or avoid alcohol when taking medications.

Many diabetes medications don’t mix well with alcohol.

Monitor your blood sugar carefully.

It’s common to check your blood sugar when you get up in the morning, before and after meals, before bed, and before other certain activities such as exercising or driving. If you’re taking insulin, this is an important step to help avoid taking too little or too much insulin.

Sip smarter.

The average 12-ounce can of regular soda contains about 150 calories and 38 grams of carbohydrates—the equivalent of more than nine teaspoons of sugar. Replace your soda with herbal iced tea or seltzer water with just a splash of cranberry juice. Both drinks are low in calories but still refreshing and tasty.

Check expiration dates of insulin.

Do not use expired insulin products.

Join an exercise class.

A class is good because there is a leader and someone to call for emergency help, if necessary.

Store medications safely.

Most medications do best in a cool, dark place or at room temperature.

Exercise: set specific, attainable goals.

For example, you might set a goal of walking ten minutes every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
Learn to love whole grains—gradually.

You may know the benefits of eating whole-grain products (more vitamins, minerals, and fiber) but find it too hard to make the switch from your old refined favorites. Phase in a whole grain by mixing it half-and-half with a refined one—for example, a blend of whole-wheat and regular pasta or brown and white rice. Gradually increase the proportions until your palate—and digestive tract—adjust.

Store insulin safely.

Insulin must be kept cool but not frozen. That means, if you’re going to be outdoors or on the road with your insulin, you’ll need a small cooler or cold pack to keep it within the desired temperature range. You can keep a bottle at room temperature for one month, but it should be kept in the refrigerator if you want to use it beyond then. For your own comfort, allow insulin to warm up to room temperature before injecting it.

Check expiration dates of medications.

You’ll probably be refilling prescriptions and using them up fairly regularly, but periodically check expiration dates on products you've had around for a while. Be sure to discard any that are past their expiration date.

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Medicare Customers

Medicare allows you to receive up to a three-month supply of testing supplies. We will file your Medicare claims for you, and if you have secondary insurance, we will file your Medicare copays and deductible to your secondary insurance before payment (if any) is due. (Copays and deductibles may apply.)

Private Insurance Customers

If your diabetes supplies are covered under a major medical benefit, DSCM will file your insurance for the total amount due. However, your portion of deductibles, co-insurance, or copayments are due before the order is shipped.

Prescription Card Customers

If your diabetes supplies are covered under a prescription benefit, our full-service pharmacy will file your insurance for the total amount due. However, your portion of deductibles, co-insurance, or copayments are due before the order is shipped.

Shipping/Handling

Shipping/handling charges are determined by the method of delivery you prefer. Upon checkout you will indicate to us how you want your order sent. We will reply to your email for any UPS Air deliveries with a complete summary of all charges made to your credit card and any special shipping information.

From our awesome customers...
“A few years ago I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 27. I took classes through the Diabetes Center to learn about my disease. After meeting the team, I realized that they were going to be what helped me survive diabetes. I transferred all of my prescriptions to them and, over the years, they got me on a great schedule for refills and pickups. They continually helped me when I was struggling with levels and any other obstacles I was battling. When I moved last year, I made sure to stop by and say goodbye before I left. I still have not found anyone that compares to that team. With my new insurance, I will hopefully be able to transfer back and do mail order through them. That is how much the team at the Diabetes Center means to me!”
– Darcey S.
“I worked with Dave, the pharmacy manager, for the last few days to try to get our pods switched from Omnipod to DSCM. There have been several issues, but Dave pressed on—he made phone calls, emailed paperwork, and was simply as nice and professional as could be throughout the process. I was very impressed and grateful to be working with such a great company!”
– Debi B.
“[DSCM is] a great company for diabetic supplies. The on-site pharmacy can fill prescriptions in minutes, and they take care of all the billing for insurance purposes. There’s an easy-to-access location for pickup and they offer home delivery as well for no extra cost. They also have a website and an automated phone service for easy re-ordering.”
– Jennifer S.