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| | JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER
JANUARY 6, 2014 [Glucagon, Glycogen] Ask Joslin: Glucagon
What is glucagon and do I need to take it? We tend to think of diabetes as a disease related to insulin and it is. However, keeping your blood glucose in the target range is a function of two hormones: insulin and glucagon. Ask Joslin glucagon
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NOVEMBER 5, 2013 [Glucagon, Glycogen] A User-Friendly Glucagon Kit?
The glucagon kit could be as medically necessary during a bout of severe hypoglycemia as the defibrillator for cardiac arrest, yet many smart people with diabetes don’t own one. It offers a room temperature-stable “ready to inject” glucagon for severe hypoglycemia.
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NOVEMBER 12, 2013 [Glucagon, Glycogen] Unlocking the Basal Mystery
Any person with diabetes on insulin therapy knows that you need insulin when you eat a meal. Using a see-saw as an analogy, food and insulin balance each other out. Too much food and not enough insulin, you have hyperglycemia. Hence the continuous need for insulin.
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THE POOR DIABETIC [Glucagon, Glycogen] Reversing Hypo unawareness
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
Reduce the frequency of your lows Avoid another low for at least two days following a reaction Test blood sugars and treat accordingly Always adjust your insulin
doses to match your lifestyle. F or a sever low, the best treatment is a Glucagon
, a hormone made by the alpha cells in the pancreas, and it rapidly raises the blood sugar by triggering a release of glucose from glycogen
stores in the liver. MORE >>
JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER [Glucagon, Glycogen] How to Fast Safely When You Have Diabetes
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
If you have diabetes, you should talk with your healthcare provider about an insulin
plan before you fast. In general, risk level is low in those whose diabetes is controlled through dietary means alone or with oral agents that do not stimulate insulin
secretion from the pancreas. It increases for those on oral medications that promote insulin
secretion, becoming highest for those with type 1 diabetes. Patients may not realize the need for insulin
and omit coverage. MORE >>
CANADIAN D-GAL [Glucagon, Glycogen] A Reminder. D is an evil disease.
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
I injected 3 units of insulin
for the chocolate that I estimated to be 30g carbs plus I had some rice I didn’t bolus for. Regardless of all the lows, chocolate and rice should still warrant some insulin
. The only thing I can think of is my liver stores were devoid of glycogen
. I was so exhausted I was falling asleep with my eyes open and it was only 9:30pm. It was an early night. MORE >>
ANNETICS [Glucagon, Glycogen] A Role for Leptin in Type 1 Diabetes?
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010
They postulate that leptin mediates this effect by suppressing glucagon
and therefore glucose production via glycogen
breakdown in the liver. While insulin
is a hormone that enhances fat storage (lipogenesis), leptin works in an opposing manner, suppressing lipogenesis. Another effect of treatment with leptin was that the mice returned to a normal weight (vs those on "insulin
monotherapy"). MORE >>