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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, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the first approval of an insulin for use in cats and dogs via an ... Read on »
Insulin production (after type 1 diabetes diagnosis) may continue for decades by Elizabeth S. Posted Tue 21 Feb 2012 10:27pm Could a recent study help us understand why so many patients with type 1 diabetes seem to avoid complications, and why others (including many type 2 patients who aim for control) seem to suffer?   In the March issue of Diabetes Care (Diabetes Care March 2012 vol. 35 no. 3 465-470), researchers found that, [...] Read on »
Breast Milk Supply May Be Linked to Insulin Production by Medline Plus Posted Sun 07 Jul 2013 7:00am Findings could have implications for prediabetic mothers, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Feeding , Pre-diabetes Read on »
FDA Let Scientists With Drug-Company Ties Evaluate New Insulin Product by Connie Bennett Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 8:14pm The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed scientists with direct financial ties to Pfizer serve on an advisory committee to evaluate the drug company's proposed insulin inhaler, Exubera, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The New York Times also discusses the issue of conflict of interest about Exubera in an a ... Read on »
Twenty Percent Of Adults Taking Insulin Regularly Skip Insulin Doses by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted Mon 05 Apr 2010 5:41am More than half (57%) of adult patients taking insulin will purposely skip a dose on occasion and 20% do so routinely. This information is based on a survey of 502 American adult diabetics. The sampling was weighted to be "representative of insulin-using U.S. adults with diabetes". Type 2 diabetics made up 77% of the survey that was reported in ... Read on »
Timing insulin, the last installment by Riva G. Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 10:59am The American Diabetes Association advises that postprandial blood glucose shouldn’t exceed 180 mg/dl (plasma value) at two hours after the start of a meal. Personally I find this number exceedingly high and was surprised it was not lowered in their recent January 2009 Standards of Care. Many other diabetes educators I know find it high as w ... Read on »
Mannkind Submits Afresa –Inhaled Insulin Device/Drug to the FDA by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 20 May 2009 10:34am It’s been a while since we heard about insulin that can be inhaled, as Pfizer abandoned their drug called Exubera, which everyone somewhat commented that it looked more like a bong.  You can see from the picture here, this one does not look like a bong and is much smaller in size. Incase you missed any of the stories about it from a while back an ... Read on »
Insulin, Brain Function And Alzheimer’s Disease - Is Insulin Resistance To Blame For Alzheimer’s? by Ralph S. Certified Nurse Specialist Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:54am By Ralph Sanchez, L.Ac.,CNS,D.Hom Insulin fulfills an indispensable role in your body’s utilization of blood sugar (glucose). In type 2 diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, insulin’s function of glucose uptake into the body’s cells is impaired due to a resistance to insulin that develops over time. This insulin resistance pattern which defines the ... Read on »
Insulin Users and TSA - Insulin Users GET OVER YOURSELVES! by Kathleen Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 Jan 2010 6:38am I have refused to fly since becoming an insulin users. It takes me three months to use up a bottle via Seriously. I am getting SO pissed off over all the indigent diabetes who are upset about the TSA rules. I've had to deal with TSA rules for several years and have to deal with a full pat down and full swabbin ... Read on »
To insulin or not to insulin | The Poor Diabetic by Kathleen Patient Expert Posted Mon 20 Sep 2010 5:45pm Wimp!  You think you have needle phobia?  Trying watching a doctor stitch your face with no pain killer in the ER?  Or a second time, while doped up on valium. GET OVER IT and do it. Seriously, I do. I do have to "shoot up" without watching.   If I see the needle, I don't do well, and there are some infusions sets I just can ... Read on »