Friday, February 27, 2015

Insulin & Pumps

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Insulin pumps deliver rapid-acting insulin all day through a catheter placed under your skin. Using a pump means you have more flexibility with your meal schedule. However, pumps, cartridges, and infusion sets are more expensive than syringes used for insulin injection.

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Can Lantus insulin cause serious lows? It can.  Lantus (insulin glargine) is a long-acting basal insulin that is supposed to be released slowly and evenly throughout approximately 24 hours. The actual time it last varies in different patients.  Bolus, or prandial, insulins are fast-acting insulins, and if you inject too much of them,…

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Ann Bartlett, Health Guide, commented on The Smart Insulin Pen: Pendiq Thanks, Scott. Hope we see some sort of innovation like Pendiq hit the US....  

03/09/14

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Gretchen Becker, Health Guide, commented on Correction Bolus Ban This really dates me, but how about pencil and a little notebook you keep in your pocket?

01/29/14

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Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro, posted Update: Sensor-Augmented Insulin Pumps The New England Journal of Medicine was the first to publish the Diabetes Control…

09/10/13

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Kelsey Bonilla, Health Guide, posted Changing the Timing of Lantus Injection… Isn’t it funny when a mistake leads you to discover something…

09/09/13

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