Our doctors commonly prescribe ACE inhibitors and ARBs when we have high blood pressure . They help protect our hearts. But I've never had high blood pressure. The nurse had just measured my blood pressure as 100 over 60, when my doctor prescribed these drugs anyway. Was I ever surprised! Why do I need to take still another drug ? Because they help to decrease the risk of diabetes-related injury to the kidneys, he told me. They selectively reduce the pressure on the artery coming from the filtering unit of the kidney compared with that going to it. I knew that people with diabetes are at risk for kidney disease. But I never imagined that with my tight control he would consider me at risk too. So even though I hadn't ever heard before that all of us with diabetes should take an ACE inhibitor or an ARB, I went along with my doctor's recommendation. I did check with endos and Certified Diabetes Educators whom I know and respec...
Generic Name: INSULIN GLULISINE - INJECTION Pronounced: (IN-sue-lin GLUE-lih-seen) Insulin Glulisine SubQ Uses
Insulin glulisine is a man-made product almost 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 starts working
faster and lasts for a shorter time than regular insulin.
Insulin glulisine is usually used in combination with a
medium- or long-acting insulin product to control high blood
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
How To Use Insulin Glulisine SubQ
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your
pharmacist before you start using insulin glulisine and each time you get a
refill. If you have any questions regarding the information...
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recently voiced concerns about pancreatic side effects of several diabetes drugs, all of which are related in one way or another to two gut hormones called incretins. The incretins, GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) and GIP (gastric inhibitory peptide) lower blood glucose levels by increasing insulin secretion from the beta cells of the pancreas.
Drugs that mimic the blood-glucose lowering effects of GLP-1 have been developed, and are called incretin mimetics or GLP-1 receptor agonists. The three that are presently approved by the FDA are Byetta (exenatide), Victoza (liraglutide), and Bydureon (long-acting exenatide).
Both incretin hormones are rapidly inactivated by an enzyme called DPP-4 (dipeptidyl peptidase-4). Drugs have been developed that inhibit DPP-4, and thereby enhance the effect of the incretins to reduce BG levels. At least five DPP-4 inhibitors have been developed, and four are currently available in the US: Ja...
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