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Tag Archives: Insulin
Do you think research may someday enable people with Diabetes to avoid the need to continually test their blood sugar and take multiple injections. The article below describes new research in animals in which a nano-network is injected which provides … Continue reading
Will people with Diabetes type I have to keep checking their sugar and manually adjusting their pump or deciding how much to bolus? The article below describes a closed loop system that is in development and will be tested on … Continue reading
Please see this article about a pancreas transplant. By reading about an individuals experience you can learn about pancreas transplants in the short run. While this patient is doing great, many patients who become insulin free and believe they are … Continue reading
People with Diabetes both type I and type II in later stages do not have enough beta cells in the pancreas which produce insulin. They also have a paradoxical response after meals in which alpha cells that produce glucagon act … Continue reading
Patients with Diabetes Type 2 will often refuse treatment because they believe better control of diabetes as well as the medications used to achieve that control will cause them to gain weight. People recognize that poor control of diabetes leads … Continue reading
Do you get enough sleep? Do you need more insulin on nights when you get an inadequate amount of sleep? The authors of this small study involving 7 patients showed a worsening of insulin resistance in people who were sleep … Continue reading
Insulin and drugs that influence insulin secretion has been the cornerstone of pharmacological treatment of diabetes. Over the past 10 years, treatment of diabetes with incretins (both oral and injectable medications) has been added to correct a physiological abnormality present … Continue reading
Should fruit be part of a Diabetic meal plan? While fruit has vitamins, minerals, and fiber, it also has fructose. Scientists have known for years, fructose can be converted to glucose in the liver which then requires insulin to … Continue reading
Happy New Year! People with Diabetes Mellitus type 1 have been frustrated because it feels like there is no cure in site. While the frustration is understandable, there is quite a bit of active research taking place. Here are a … Continue reading
Weight loss has improved diabetic control and enabled some people with type 2 diabetes to come off insulin. Most physicians believe the diabetes is still present but sufficient weight loss can lower the diabetic’s insulin requirement sufficiently to enable him … Continue reading