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Managing Editor, Diabetes in Control

Managing Editor, Diabetes in Control

The AspireAssist ®

A new weight loss device, AspireAssist, offers a novel approach to cutting calories: draining them from the stomach before they are fully digested. The AspireAssist® system consists of a thin tube implanted in the stomach, connecting to an outside port on the skin of the belly.

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Misuse of Insulin Strengths

We certainly have important education to accomplish with patients and health professionals regarding the new higher concentration insulin products that are available only in a pen, including U-300 TOUJEO (insulin glargine), U-200 TRESIBA (insulin degludec), and U-200 HUMALOG (insulin lispro). U-500 insulin is also available in a pen (HUMULIN), although vials remain on the market. Patients may not understand proper dosing and dose measurement with these higher concentrations of insulin products.

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