Someone posted the exact same long-winded rant about diabetes companies and stem cell research at several other blogs (not this one!). Although the author has some good points, others are purely misinformation. I just can't avoid commenting on one: he/she has the perverse notion that insulin "does not prevent the catastrophic side effects" of diabetes. There is plenty of information that insulin can indeed prevent catastrophic side effects. The most obvious example is DKA: without insulin, diabetic ketoacidosis is the most catastrophic side effect of all, routinely resulting in death. Appropriate instructions to patients with T1DM to never withhold insulin therapy, even when sick and vomiting, has resulted in a dramatic decrease in this complication. The DCCT , published way back in 1993, showed that tight control of blood sugar (with insulin, meal planning, exercise, and frequent BG testing) in people with T1DM resulted in an overwhelming difference in the chan...
Generic Name: INSULIN REGULAR HUMAN - INJECTION Pronounced: (IN-sue-lin) Insulin Regular Human Inj Uses
This man-made insulin product is identical to human
insulin. It is used to treat diabetes mellitus. Like other insulin products, it
works by helping sugar (glucose) get into cells. It is a short-acting
This insulin is usually used in combination with a medium-
or long-acting insulin product injected under the skin to control high blood
sugar. In some people with diabetes, insulin may be used alone or with oral
diabetes drugs (e.g., sulfonylureas like glyburide or
Even with diabetes, you can lead an active and healthy
life if you eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and take your insulin as
directed. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness,
nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of
diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or st...
The drug metformin is not recommended for people with
kidney disease. For this reason, some people think that metformin causes kidney disease. But new evidence
suggests that metformin might actually protect the kidneys.
For many people with type 2 diabetes , metformin is a very
effective drug. In everyone, the liver is a sort of "mother" organ. When blood
glucose (BG) levels go down, the liver releases some glucose into the blood to
make sure all the other organs get enough glucose energy to work properly.
When you eat and your BG levels start going up, the liver
is supposed to stop pushing all this glucose out into the bloodstream.
But for some reason, in people with type 2 diabetes, like
an oversolitous mother, the liver doesn't stop feeding the bloodstream after
meals. "Eat eat!" I can hear it say to a bloodstream already stuffed with
glucose. And this continued release of glucose into the bloodstream after
meals is one reason people with type 2 go high after me...
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