Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Dr. Bill Quick's Posts

Flu and Diabetes and You

Flu season is coming soon.

 

As the CDC points out, having the flu will cause changes in your blood sugars. Also, illness can prevent you from eating properly, which further affects blood glucose. In addition, sometimes diabetes can make it more difficult to handle an infection like the flu. People with diabetes who come... Read moreChevron

The Role For Non-insulin Injectables in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes

As I indicated in another recent post, Ask Your Physician About Non-insulin Injectable Drugs For Treating Diabetes, there are several different types of injectable medications to treat type 2 diabetes (T2D).

 

The first, of... Read moreChevron

Ask Your Physician About Non-insulin Injectable Drugs For Treating Diabetes

There are now a dozen different types of medications to treat diabetes, several of which require self-injection by the patient (or a care-giver). The injectable diabetes drug that almost everyone is aware of is, of course, insulin, but there are several others: a drug called pramlintide, plus several drugs in the category called "GLP-1 receptor... Read moreChevron

Is Getting Type 2 Diabetes My Fault?

I recently saw the following question:

 

I am 27, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My BMI is around 34. But I dont look obese since I go to the gym regularly. I gained 40 pounds and lost 40 pounds after that. Then I gained weight when I had a knee... Read moreChevron

CGM and Medicare

CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) has become a well-accepted, although expensive, component of diabetes care. It's particularly helpful for people on insulin, who risk hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia if there's a mismatch between their insulin dose and food or activity levels. Commercially-available CGM devices consist of an embedded sensor... Read moreChevron