Thursday, September 03, 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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Type 2 diabetes is defined as having insulin resistance (IR). At least in the early stages of the disease, you’re producing plenty of insulin, but because of the IR, the insulin doesn’t work very well. (Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease and results in insulin deficiency.)   Thus one would think that any treatment that reduced IR would…

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Ann Bartlett, Health Guide, posted The FDA Approves the Animas Vibe… The FDA approved the Animas Vibe insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring…

12/01/14

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Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro, commented on Insulin Pump Therapy: To Pump or Not to… Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately, as a Pediatric…

09/21/14

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Gretchen Becker, Health Guide, posted High Insulin Levels in Nondiabetics Many of us think that using insulin before it’s necessary will help to “rest”…

07/12/14

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Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro, posted The Bionic Pancreas   I have received a number of excited notifications from patients this past week in regard to the…

06/23/14

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