Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

Do Injections Hurt?

One thing that always makes me wince is a news story about some new oral diabetes drug that the reporter says promises to free people with diabetes from “painful insulin injections.”

 

When I was a child, immunizations were painful. They were injected into a muscle, and after getting booster shots, my... Read moreChevron

Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

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

posted 09/21/2014, comments (0)|
sigrid

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Diabetes and hypertension are leading causes of kidney failure.

My son Ian had kidney cancer when he was a baby. He is fine, but our organ donation system in the U.S. is very ill.  Over 120,000 people are waiting for transplants, over 100,000 of those need kidneys. Only 17% will get one. 10,000 Americans die every year waiting for a kidney that never comes. 

 

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posted 09/19/2014, comments (0)|
Yumhee Park

The Future of Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

Since the development of insulin in the 1920s, diabetes has gone from an often deadly disease to one that is usually manageable. Of course, people with diabetes need to be diligent about taking their medication and administering insulin shots. That’s particularly true of people with type 1 diabetes, who must give themselves daily... Read moreChevron

posted 09/19/2014, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

The Most Effective Treatment for Type 2?

A recent meta-analysis has suggested that combining long-acting insulin with a GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1) agonist may be the “most effective” drug treatment for type 2 diabetes, meaning the best blood glucose (BG) control... Read moreChevron

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