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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

Can the Insulin Patch Become a Reality?

A “smart” insulin patch mimicking the actions of the pancreas has been tested in mice…. Researchers may have developed a patch that mimics the action of the pancreas; it senses increased levels of blood glucose and consequently releases the amount of insulin necessary to bring blood glucose levels within normal …

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Lilly Insulin: A Better Alternative than Lantus?

Peglispro allows slow insulin absorption, but associated with injection site reaction and increased ALT and triglycerides… Peglispro or pegylated lispro insulin is currently under phase III investigation for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The large hydrodynamic size of peglispro allows slow insulin absorption and reduces clearance, resulting in …

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Patient’s Plan to “Stop All of My Medicine” Not a Good Idea…

The patient, a woman, 52 years of age, has type 2 diabetes and is on metformin, a GLP-1 agonist, and a long-acting insulin. Over the past few months, I’ve received calls and emails from her every now and then to let me know her glucose levels were rising, but whenever …

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