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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...
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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