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Lactose vs. Lactulose

I recently got a call at my office from a home healthcare nurse who was visiting one of my patients who was suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and experiencing high ammonia levels. The patient was on basal insulin with mealtime rapid insulin and had been fairly well controlled. Over the past 2 weeks the patient had been experiencing low glucose levels before lunch and bedtime.

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Humulin-R 500 New Conversion Chart

To help prevent errors when prescribing or dispensing the Humulin-R 500 insulin, this handout will help to determine the correct dosage whether using a tuberculin syringe or an insulin u-100 syringe. Click here to download the Humulin-R 500 Conversion Chart (pdf).     For a complete list of all of …

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Sharps Compliance Complete Needle Collection & Disposal System™

Complete Needle Collection & Disposal System(TM)

Sharps Compliance Complete Needle Collection & Disposal System™ This innovative solution is designed for consumers with medications requiring self-injection. The Complete Needle Collection & Disposal System™ is available exclusively at Walgreens until December, provides individuals a convenient and cost-effective means to properly contain, return and dispose of their needles without …

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Working Moms Have Fatter Kids

Children get fatter the more time their mothers spend at work, research has suggested. The Scottish government study said part of the reason could be because busy moms may serve up more ready meals and fast food. The Millennium Cohort study found that seven-year-olds whose moms worked were less likely …

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Insulin Pumps in Children Show Little Improvement after 2 Years

Children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus showed sustained improvements in parent-reported behavior, but not in self reports of behavior or in metabolic control 2 years after commencement of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion. Children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (n=27, 8-18years old) who had been assessed previously prior to commencing continuous …

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