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Insulin Therapy Center

Insulin Therapy for Diabetes: Diabetes in Control answers key questions about the uses and challenges of insulin in diabetes management, including:
– How insulin is used to treat diabetes
– How/when a healthcare professional should consider insulin therapy for diabetes patients
– What a healthcare professional needs to know about making insulin therapy safe and effective

Teach Not to Hate Insulin

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Man, 63 years of age, type 2 diabetes, obesity, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, referred to me, a CDE, to start him on and teach him how to use insulin. He has had diabetes education in the past, tried lower carb eating and physical activity, but glucose levels still elevated. He told me he felt like a failure. He said he learned he was insulin resistant, made too much insulin, which was causing his co-morbidities. He was very resistant to start insulin, especially since he thought insulin was the cause of his problem.

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Missing the Point

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Friend of Diabetes in Control and frequent guest author David Kliff, Diabetic Investor, shared his views on some of the news coming out of EASD. As always, his ideas are thought-provoking. We reached out to some of our Advisory Board members to get their responses to David’s piece, and they provided additional strong viewpoints for your consideration.

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