Tuesday, July 28, 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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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”…

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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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Ann Bartlett, Health Guide, commented on Help Bring Timesulin to the US I asked the company and this was their response:   "One of the main reasons our…

03/13/14

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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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