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Does Insulin Deserve A Bad Reputation? The Low-Carb Experts Weigh In by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 09 Dec 2010 5:57pm Insulin is a dirty word for most people who are livin’ la vida low-carb because so many of us believe it is the major hormone responsible for making us fat, sick, and old. I’ve literally interviewed and spoken with hundreds of people who have pointed the finger of blame at excessive insulin production being one of the leading causes of obesit ... Read on »
Self Injection of Insulin: A Necessity For Diabetic Patients by rajesh moganti Posted Fri 23 Aug 2013 7:51am   A diabetic who needs an insulin on regular basis must learn to inject it himself, as insulin is a protein, which when taken orally tends to break down with the help of the digestive juices and is not beneficial to a diabetic, hence it becomes necessary to inject it on regular basis. If the diabetic is able to learn how to inject himself ... Read on »
Photo reminds us of the fattening effects of insulin by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Feb 2012 7:54am The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the photograph below. It is of a 55-year-old man with Type 1 diabetes who has been injecting insulin under the skin of his belly for more than 30 years. Those who inject insulin regularly are often advised to ‘rotate’ (vary) the site of injections. One reason for this is that if they don’ ... Read on »
Having Diabetes Sucks #dblogday by Kathleen Patient Expert Posted Tue 09 Nov 2010 3:34pm I was diagnosed with diabetes at the beginning of the school year, 2002.  At the time, apparently my pancreas completely failed, because no amount of oral meds helped.  Went on insulin pretty quickly. Have been on an insulin pump since 2004.  It’s made a huge improvement on my life, but it still sucks. I have to think about everythin ... Read on »
Ill Effects of Using Insulin To Control Diabetes by rajesh moganti Posted Fri 07 Jun 2013 2:00am   Treatment of is by way of insulin is effective, but it has some disadvantages and side health effects and these are some of the complications of treatment by insulin. Insulin is a protein and may trigger allergic reactions in a diabetic patient and may be the patient gets small red lump at the site of injection and itching may occur fo ... Read on »
FDA Approves First Insulin Product for Use with Automatic Injection Pen in Cats and Dogs by FDA Posted Wed 19 Mar 2014 10:48am Approval provides consumers with additional option for insulin delivery March 19, 2014 Media Inquiries: Megan Bensette, 240-506-6818 Consumer Inquiries: 240-276-9300, AskCVM@fda.hhs.gov The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the first approval of an insulin for use in cats and dogs via an ... Read on »
New Drug May Trim Insulin Injections to Just 3 a Week by HealthFinder Posted Wed 09 Mar 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink Phase 2 trial results offer diabetics hope for a simpler daily regimen. By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Diabetes products to help diabetics by thiruvelan Posted Tue 19 Jan 2010 3:27pm The battle against diabetes continues amidst persistent research. Yet today there is no known cure for diabetes, but conveniently fight with the help of diabetes products.   Managing diabetes properly involves proper and accurate blood testing and convenient insulin injections. Dozens of companies make products that make life easier for peo ... Read on »
Learning more about timing insulin by Riva G. Patient Expert Posted Fri 23 Jan 2009 4:32pm I know a lot about diabetes and working with my insulin. But recently a friend sent me an article,  "Rapid-Acting Insulin, Timing It Just Right",  written by well-noted certified diabetes educator and registered dietician, Hope Warshaw. It helped confirm some of what I know and helped clarify some of what I didn't know about timing insulin with ... Read on »
My diabetes journey has moved on to insulin injections by Kenn C. Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:00pm It was no surprise when, after reviewing my latest blood glucose monitor readings, my HIV specialist prescribed insulin injections. (He’s been working on me about this.) Diet was not doing enough and the pills could only do so much for so long (approximately three years). I had already been to a diabetes clinic at Women’s College Hospital earli ... Read on »