Friday, May 22, 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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Kelsey Bonilla, Health Guide, posted Timing is Everything I’ve had very similar experiences twice in the last few nights, so hopefully I’ve learned my…

06/06/13

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Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro, posted Degludec Basal Insulin Update The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recently held their annual meeting…

05/28/13

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Kelsey Bonilla, Health Guide, posted When my Routine Failed Me One of the most frustrating aspects of living with diabetes is the endless list of external…

05/22/13

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Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro, commented on Getting Started With An Insulin Pump:… You need to see a diabetes specialist, or better still, a diabetes…

05/07/13

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