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November 7, 2015

dave

Oftentimes when an insulin using patient is admitted to the hospital they are kept on the same insulin product and regimen they arrived with. For many patients this works well but for those using mixed insulin there appears to be an increased incidence of hypoglycemia. This could be because of multiple factors including dietary changes in the hospital and the use of bolus insulins only to correct elevated levels. If you want to know the details then be sure to check out item #1.

Metformin was approved in Japan in 1961 and Canada in 1972, but did not receive approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for type 2 diabetes until 1994, because of fears of lacticacidosis. Now it appears that the Japanese are going to jump ahead with a once a week version of a potent daily diabetes drug. Click here to see what that drug is.

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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief