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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

Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #4: Type 1 Diabetes: Insulin Treatment Part 1 of 2

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David Levy, MD, FRCP Introduction Insulin treatment in type 1 diabetes is substitution/replacement hormone treatment, but replacement is much more variable and difficult to achieve than in other hormone deficiencies (e.g. thyroid, adrenal, gonadal hormones) because of the minute-by-minute variation in insulin secretion by the intact pancreas, which cannot yet be …

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Glucose regulation and weight management are very important factors when treating type 2 diabetes patients… Prior studies have shown that glucagon-like peptide receptor agonist are beneficial not only for better glucose control but also helpful in weight reduction in patients with type 2 diabetes. Other studies and recommendations on type …

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New Insulin Glargine 300 Effective in Type 1 Diabetes

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Sulfonylureas, Insulin, and Metformin Cancer Risks for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

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High Calorie Consumption after GDM Leads to Increased Insulin Resistance in Hispanic Women

The women also experienced reduced beta cell function…. Researchers from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, assessed associations between dietary intake and rates of change in insulin resistance and β-cell function in Hispanic women with prior gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Sixty-two nondiabetic Hispanic women with pregnancies complicated by GDM …

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