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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

New Insulin Glargine 300 Effective in Type 1 Diabetes

Glargine 300 more effective than glargine 100 currently available… Two single-dose studies were conducted in Japan and Europe to compare the pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) profiles of new insulin glargine 300 U/ml (Gla-300) and insulin glargine 100 U/ml (Gla-100) in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus. In two double-blind, randomized, crossover …

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

Can metformin reduce the risk of cancer for those with type 2 diabetes?… In previous studies, metformin has been shown to decrease the risk of cancer in type 2 diabetes. A recent meta-analysis showed a 34% reduction in the incidence of any cancer and a 33% reduction in cancer mortality; …

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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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Vibe Insulin Pump with CGMS Technology

  Animas, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has finally won FDA approval for its Vibe insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system. The pump is the first to pair with Dexcom’s G4 PLATINUM continuous glucose monitor that samples interstitial fluid every five minutes and provides a trending chart of …

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Increased Mortality with Combining Sulfonylurea and Insulin

About 11,000 patients using both insulin and sulfonylurea were evaluated… Ulrik M. Mogensen, MD, of the department of cardiology at University Hospital Rigshospitalet in Denmark, and colleagues evaluated patients receiving sulfonylurea with insulin and 16,910 patients receiving metformin with insulin to determine the differences in outcomes of treatment combinations. Outcome …

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