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The Role of Insulin Pens in Addressing Barriers to Insulin Therapy

The advantages of insulin pens may reduce resistance to initiating and adhering to insulin therapy. Many patients resist insulin initiation due to concerns about complexity or a general resistance to injections; many patients’ concerns about insulin initiation may stem from perceptions about the pain and inconvenience of using vials and ...

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Non-traditional Factors Contribute to Weight Gain with Insulin

According to results of the CREDIT study, increased weight gain occurred among insulin users who had a higher HbA1c at baseline; had a lower BMI; less frequently used concomitant glucose-lowering medications; did not start basal insulin; and were using multiple insulin injection regimens. Additionally, higher insulin dose at 1 year ...

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Alcohol-related Deaths Up in Type 1 Diabetes

Survival rates in patients with early-onset type 1 diabetes have improved in recent years, whereas survival in patients with late-onset type 1 diabetes has become worse since the 1980s. The trend appears to be a result of increases in drug- and alcohol-related deaths in patients with late-onset type 1 diabetes. ...

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Walk a Mile to Ward Off Diabetes

Walking more not only wards off weight gain in middle age but also helps prevent or delay diabetes, a population-based study affirmed. Middle-age people who increased their daily step count over five years maintained significantly higher insulin sensitivity at the end of that period than those who didn’t boost their ...

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Filtered Coffee Defends against Diabetes

Scientists in Norway claim that consuming a lot of filtered boiled coffee could help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study assessed the amount of coffee consumed by 360,000 non-diabetic people from health studies, showed that people who drank at least nine cups of coffee faced a ...

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The Four Foods We Ate More of than Ever Before in 2010

US consumers are skipping fewer meals, have mixed feelings about “fresh” products and are less concerned about sodium intake. These and other insights comes from the NPD Group’s 26th annual report on Eating Patterns in America, which includes a list of the foods and beverages we ate more of last ...

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Speed of Eating Linked to Weight Gain

It may not be the burger that packs on the pounds, but the speed at which you eat it. New research from Otago University has revealed eating speed is linked to weight gain. Department of Human Nutrition researchers analyzed the relationship between self-reported speed of eating and BMI in over ...

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Physical Inactivity Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

John Thyfault, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, studied the relationship between low levels of physical activity and elevated levels of postprandial glucose. While monitoring activity levels and diets of healthy and moderately active young adults Thyfault found that those people that reduced their physical activity by about ...

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