• INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017
    [Insulin] Take our Survey on Holiday Eating and Type 1 Diabetes
    Loading… *Insulin Nation will not share your individual medical information or rent or sell your email address to any outside party. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Halloween decorations mean we have entered the carb-heavy holiday season. How do you balance the holidays and your Type 1 diabetes blood glucose management?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017
    [Insulin] Dipping My Toe in the Advocacy Pool
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes American Diabetes Association (ADA) diabetes advocacy diabetes prevention Diabetes Prevention Program insulin JDRF Special Diabetes Program (SPD I’ve had diabetes for almost 24 years. I spent most of that time trying to blend in, not bringing attention to my diabetes (from diagnosis at age 9 all the way through my early 20’s). Starting my blog almost 5 years ago was a huge step in sharing my diabetes with others.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017
    [Insulin] Grocery List Essentials for Diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form, occurs when the body becomes unable to adequately use the insulin produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar, especially after eating As more and more people of all ages are diagnosed with diabetes everyday, grocery stores can expect people to turn more toward home cooked meals, seeking out nutrition advice and healthier options for feeding themselves and their families.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
    [Insulin] Insulin signaling molecule in liver controls levels of triglyceride in blood
    A new animal study shows how insulin controls the movement and storage of fat molecules in the liver and how a breakdown in this system could lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and changes in circulating lipid levels associated with cardiovascular disease
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
    [Insulin] How to Have a Colonoscopy While Taking Insulin
    She has shared her “Ask the Diabetes Educator” advice columns from that program with Insulin Nation. What should I do about my insulin dosing? Here are some good general guidelines to consider discussing: If you’re using long-acting insulin, you likely will continue to dose normally because you need this part of your insulin each and every day just to cover usual body functions. Do not take your short-acting insulin, unless instructed to by the doctor.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
    [Insulin] JDRF Urges Insurers to Expand Coverage, Offer Choices, and Lower Costs
    Type 1 Diabetes A1c Coverage 2 Control diabetes campaigns diabetes devices health insurance healthcare insulin JDRF MedtronicMany of us with diabetes can attest to the fact that diabetes is getting harder to manage. Costs are rising and insurance companies are restricting access to equipment, supplies, and medications, such as Medtronic’s new Minimed 670G pump/monitor system. A new advocacy campaign aims to change that. JDRF’s “Coverage 2 Control” campaign, which launched in […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin] Quiz: Is Your Partner Helpful With Your Type 1 Diabetes?
    You have the chance to sign up for Insulin Nation’s free newsletter. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Is the one you’re with helpful when it comes to supporting you in your Type 1 diabetes self-care? Take this short quiz to see if your partner is going to raise or lower your A1C scores over the long haul. You planned to order pizza with your partner, but you’ve been battling high blood sugars all day.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin] The Flash Speeds Up Glucagon Injection’s Effects
    A recent episode of the CW series The Flash started and completed a storyline involving a person with a malfunctioning insulin pump in 2 minutes 45 seconds. He then focuses his purple computery eyes at her insulin pump. (I I can let slide that Ramsey doesn’t understand that people with diabetes on insulin pumps are usually “diabetic” for life. He says, “Those new computer-controlled insulin pumps are a real lifesaver. Way too much insulin, well that can be lethal.”.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin] Why I’m Excited About Tandem’s X2 Dexcom G5 Software Update
    By David Ahn, MD In late August, the FDA approved Tandem Diabetes’ long-awaited first software update for their X2 Insulin Pump that enables Dexcom G5 integration. Technology Type 1 Diabetes Android Animas Apple Asante continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom Dexcom G5 google insulin insulin pumps iOS iPhone low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medtronic Omnipod roche t:slim t:slim X2 tandem
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin] Why Foot Care is Important for People with Diabetes
    She has shared her “Ask the Diabetes Educator” advice columns from that program with Insulin Nation. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Certified diabetes educator Becky Wells recently retired from working with a diabetes self-management education program at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. Question: Why is foot care mentioned so much in diabetes management?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin] The Blood Sugars That Bring Me to My Knees
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes feelings insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) sadnessWhen I was pregnant and about 6 years into my yoga practice, I was asked to start a prenatal yoga class in my local town. Looking back, I am amazed that everyone survived. I was inexperienced, teaching from a book and making grand claims about how the pain we were experiencing while stretching our legs […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    [Insulin] When Should Someone Be Screened for Diabetes?
    She has shared her “Ask the Diabetes Educator” advice columns from that program with Insulin Nation. If a medical care provider diagnoses someone with Type 1 diabetes, it’s vital that treatment begins right away, as the body can quickly exhaust its internal insulin supply. More frequent screening may be prescribed if an individual is overweight or is showing other signs of insulin resistance. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation?
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    [Insulin] This artificial pancreas uses your phone to combat diabetes
    New York, Researchers have successfully developed an artificial pancreas system that uses an algorithm on smartphone to continuously monitor glucose levels of the user and automatically delivers appropriate levels of insulin -- a game changer for diabetic patients. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
    [Insulin] Defeating the Hypoglycemia Binge
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Bright Spots and Landmines Book insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) overeatingThis article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here. By Adam Brown How to overcome the most frustrating diabetes landmine The “hypoglycemia binge” is easily one of the most frustrating parts of having diabetes. Upon seeing a “43 mg/dl” on the meter, the chain of events often looks like this: (i) […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
    [Insulin] Do People With Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-diabetes Have More Thyroid Problems?
    News Type 2 Diabetes diabetes and thyroid diabetes burnout hypothyroidism insulinThere has been a lot of talk about type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes being connected to thyroid disorders. So researchers in Iran conducted a study to find out if they could locate a link between those with impaired glucose metabolism and thyroid problems. They calculated the prevalence of thyroid disorders in those with impaired glucose […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017
    [Insulin] Why We Chose to Use a Closed Loop System
    Technology Type 1 Diabetes closed-loop system Dexcom diabetes app diabetes devices insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) parentingCaleb and I were in the lobby of his dance studio and he started jumping up and down — not for dance but because he had just received an email announcing his acceptance to the Global Leadership program to which he applied. Up until that moment, I was pretty certain I had nothing to worry […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin] Tandem t:slim X2 and Dexcom G5: It takes Flexibility
    Technology Type 1 Diabetes Apple continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom Dexcom G5 insulin insulin pumps iOS iPhone Medicare t:slim X2 tandem U.S. Last Wednesday I received my email from Tandem with the upgrade code to add Dexcom G5 integration to my pump. A great feature of the t:slim X2 is the ability to perform software updates at home rather than need a hardware replacement every time new capabilities are added to the pump. This first X2 software update adds […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin] A Number You Can Count On: Strategies for Selecting the Right Blood Glucose Meter
    Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Apple blood glucose/sugar meter blood glucose/sugar meter accuracy insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) U.S. By Gary Scheiner MS, CDE and Alicia Downs RN, BSN, CDE We live in a remarkable time of technological growth and change! You can get movies on your phone, a phone on your watch, and a watch that monitors your blood sugar (among other things). Technology has become so much a part of our lives […].
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin] Diabetes Insulin Pen Market Outlook 2022: Top 5 European Countries.
    MUMBAI: According to a new market research "Diabetes Insulin Pen Market Outlook 2022: Top 5 European Countries Opportunity and Demand Analysis, Market Forecast 2017-2022" distributed by Bharat Book Bureau, the Diabetes Insulin Pen Market is anticipated to surpass US$ 5 Billion across the top 5 European countries of the France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom by 2022
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Should All People With Diabetes Try Eating Low Carb?
    Food Life with Diabetes Treatments Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetes and food diabetes diet insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb dietEating low-carb is not currently viewed as an initial recommendation for all people with diabetes. Yet, if people with diabetes have a hard time with carbohydrates, should they be encouraged to attempt to limit them and see what happens?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Pump Therapy to the Rescue for Type 2 Diabetes?
    After discussions with my endocrinologist, I decided to start on insulin, but even that didn’t solve the problem. So why wasn’t insulin helping me as much as I thought it would? Had I lulled myself into a false sense of security and subconsciously “decided” that I could still eat as I had prior to 2001, because the insulin would fix any ill effects on my blood sugar?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Metformin Reduces Dementia Risk
    The popular diabetes drug, which sensitizes the body to insulin and lowers glucose production in the liver, has been found to lower the risk of dementia in diabetes patients. Good news about metformin: it may help keep your brain healthy. A new Kaiser Permanente study found that the drug helped cut the risk of dementia by 20 percent. The study followed 15,000 Type 2 patients who were beginning to take one of four common diabetes drugs.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Metformin – a Misunderstood Drug?
    Metformin is considered a wonder drug for its ability to suppress glucose production in the liver and increase insulin sensitivity in tissue, but how the drug does this has been debated for years. Metformin may be one of the most widely used drugs in the 21st century. Now, a new study seems to indicate it’s also one of the most misunderstood.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Can Metformin Extend Your Life?
    French pharmacy labs began to make a synthetic formulation in the 1920’s, but then, according to the lore, the discovery of insulin overshadowed it as a more promising diabetes remedy. Metformin, and sulfonylureas such as Glucotrol, are still the mainstays for glucose control and improvement of insulin sensitivity in tissue, although there are other classes of drugs coming into wider use.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] FDA Board Suggests Warning for Gliptins
    Metformin works by increasing insulin sensitivity and decreasing the release of glucose from the liver, thereby controlling blood glucose concentrations. Gliptins are one of several classes of drugs that work by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory board recommended updated warning labels for heart patients taking the diabetes oral medications Saxagliptin and Alogliptin, according to a Medscape Medical News report.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Metformin May Help After a Heart Attack
    Metformin lowers blood glucose levels by increasing insulin sensitivity. A recent study suggests that metformin might be an effective treatment to heal against heart attacks for people with diabetes. This would be good news, as research shows that heart disease accounts for over half of all deaths for those with diabetes, and metformin is one of the most popular drugs prescribed to people with Type 2 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Weekly Injectable Notches Another Study Victory
    As Type 2 diabetes progresses, some people with the condition must supplement their body’s natural insulin production with drug therapy. This can include taking GLP-1 drugs, a relatively new drug therapy which encourages the body’s natural insulin production and lessens the body’s insulin needs. In the trial, semaglutide helped trial participants achieve improved blood sugar control; it also reduced the need for injected insulin for people with Type 2 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Metformin Reduces Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer
    Massachusetts General Hospital researchers found evidence that metformin, a common drug used to treat insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes, could lessen symptoms of the most common form of pancreatic cancer. According to a press release , metformin was shown to decrease the severity of fibrosis (the formation of excess fibrous connective tissue) and inflammation in those with a cancer known as pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Metformin Users Risk Vitamin Deficiency
    The American Diabetes Association cites B12 deficiency as a potential side effect of insulin therapy, as well. The ADA recommends that those who are on insulin therapy or metformin should be screened annually for B12 deficiency by a health care provider. A new report suggests that prolonged use of metformin could lead to a vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Diabetes Complications – What You Need to Know
    Insulin Nation and Type 2 Nation hosts a regular Q&A column from IDS that answers questions submitted from the diabetes community. All questions will be answered, and yours may be chosen to appear on Insulin Nation or Type 2 Nation. Integrated Diabetes Services provides one-on-one education and glucose regulation for people who use insulin.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Which Diabetes Treatment Works Best?
    Insulin, Sulfonylureas, and thiazolidinediones were found to cause some weight gain, while metformin either didn’t affect weight or actually helped with weight loss in some studies. Sulfonylureas and insulin were found to increase the risk of hypoglycemia, while thiazolidinediones were shown to increase the risk of heart failure. Medscape recently reported on a review of over 200 studies that measured the effectiveness of blood sugar-lowering drugs.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] What are Sulfonylureas?
    These drugs lower blood glucose levels by stimulating pancreatic function and allowing the body to use insulin more effectively. Know Your Drugs. A drug prescription can come with a lot of questions. With our “Know Your Drugs” series, we provide you with a snapshot of the different diabetes drugs on the market, and links to additional information. Metformin may be the most widely prescribed drug for Type 2 diabetes, but a lesser-known type of drug, sulfonylureas (SUs), ranks second.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Incriminated by Diabetes at the Airport
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes airport security Animas insulin insulin pumps iOS iPhone traveling with diabetesA queue full of people greeted me as I approached the end of a long line. I began removing the watch from my wrist, unlooping the belt from my waist, and loosening the clasp on my Medic Alert bracelet. I shoved those items into the front pocket of my satchel. I pulled my wallet out […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] What Are Thiazolidinediones?
    Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) are a commonly-used therapy for the treatment of insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes. They act to reduce insulin resistance by producing more fat cells. The cells produced are more sensitive to insulin and have a higher chance of being used to process glucose. TZDs are often used in combination with sulfonylureas , metformin, or both. This process has been shown to lower A1C scores by varying amounts in studies.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] New Continuous Glucose Monitors for Type 2?
    A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is worn on the body and can send readings to an insulin pump or a smartphone. Last year, the company rolled out an advertising campaign to encourage insulin pump use for people with Type 2 diabetes on insulin therapy¹. When it comes to blood sugar control, knowledge is power. People with diabetes who are vigilant about monitoring their blood sugar levels can identify patterns throughout the day and make corrections.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Metformin Deemed Safe for Most Medical Imaging
    Metformin is an oral drug which lowers blood sugar levels by decreasing the amount of sugar produced in the liver and increasing the sensitivity of muscle cells to insulin. In 2015, the American College of Radiology (ACR) changed their guidelines for how radiologists should handle patients using metformin. Metformin is then eliminated by the kidneys.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Navigating Diabetes and Breast Cancer Treatment
    Another issue to be aware of, Dr. Halprin says, is that many medications are either mealtime based, particularly insulin, or designed to lower your blood glucose. Elizabeth Halprin, M.D., director of Adult Diabetes at Joslin Diabetes Center. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it’s estimated that one in eight women will be affected by the disease in their lifetime. It’s also estimated that about one in ten women will be diagnosed with diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] How to “Eat to Your Meter”
    Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetes and food diabetes self-management insulin low-carb diet managing type 2 diabetesThe advice to “eat to your meter” isn’t new and it’s gone around many times. Yet, there are newly diagnosed people with diabetes everyday who can benefit and those who might have become distracted with dietary advice who might appreciate the reminder to pay attention to how food affects our blood sugars.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] The First Time My Mom Tested My Blood Sugar
    Dad had already called our pediatrician who directed him to give me a shot of ten units of short-acting insulin and report to the clinic first thing the next morning. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? sponsor. Diabetes activist Quinn Nystrom has written a memoir called If I Kiss You, Will I Get Diabetes? In it, she discusses how she was the second child in her family to be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] Targeting vitamin D receptors could prevent type 2 diabetes
    Targeting vitamin D receptors in insulin-producing cells could be an effective way to prevent type 2 diabetes, suggests a new study. Researchers found that treating mice with vitamin D , lithocholic acid propionate, and other vitamin D receptor agonists stopped dedifferentiation in mouse-derived beta cells, which is a process that has been linked to the development of type 2 diabetes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] Navigating My Way Through a Food Heavy Culture
    Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes blood glucose/sugar control family of person with diabetes food choices insulin insulin pumpsGrowing up in an Italian family, there has always been a big emphasis on food. Our cupboards, fridges and freezers at home are always well stocked. Every Friday, I receive a reminder from Mum and Dad to add whatever I want to the weekly shopping list. If I haven’t taken any lunch to work with […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] Is There a Production of RENT with Diabetes Instead of AIDS?
    apparently the characters took “insulin breaks” — Chelsea Fagan (@Chelsea_Fagan) October 6, 2017. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? So, sometimes things blow up on Twitter in a big way. It was a sleepy Friday afternoon when personal finance blogger Chelsea Fagan tweeted out this: the other day a bartender told me his high school did a performance of RENT where they couldn’t say AIDS so all the characters had diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] Is There a Production of RENT with Diabetes Instead of AIDS?
    apparently the characters took “insulin breaks” — Chelsea Fagan (@Chelsea_Fagan) October 6, 2017. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? So, sometimes things blow up on Twitter in a big way. It was a sleepy Friday afternoon when personal finance blogger Chelsea Fagan tweeted out this: the other day a bartender told me his high school did a performance of RENT where they couldn’t say AIDS so all the characters had diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] In the Dark Without My CGM
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes continuous glucose monitor (CGM) finger pricks insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia I’ve been using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) since November 2015 and it has made a huge difference in my diabetes management. It has narrowed the glucose swings so much and it has been a huge relief in my anxiety relating to trying to avoid hypos. And I have worn it 24/7 since I got it. […].
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Diabetes Symptoms in Men
    Glucose is what the body uses for energy, and the pancreas produces a hormone called insulin that helps convert the glucose from the food you eat into energy Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that occurs when your blood sugar , is too high.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Insulin Pumps Tied to Fewer Type 1 Diabetes Complications in Young Patients
    Young patients with type 1 diabetes may experience fewer disease complications with insulin pump therapy than with multiple daily injections, according to an observational study in JAMA. Using a European diabetes database, researchers matched some 9800 pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes who were receiving intensive insulin therapy via pump with 9800 patients who were receiving intensive therapy via injection
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Can insulin pumps work better than injections for kids with diabetes?
    Children and teens with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps may have better-controlled blood sugar and fewer complications than youth who inject insulin, a new study suggests. Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition that develops when the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow blood sugar to enter cells and produce energy
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Pump May Beat Shots for Type 1 Diabetes
    In young people with type 1 diabetes, insulin pump therapy may offer better blood sugar control and fewer complications than daily injections of the vital hormone, new German research suggests. Insulin pumps work, and they work even somewhat better than multiple daily injections overall," said Dr. Robert Rapaport, chief of the division of pediatric endocrinology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Gila Monsters – A Secret Weapon Against Diabetes?
    For example, there has been a wave of recent headlines about an implantable pump that delivers exenatide-4, a drug that boosts after-meal insulin production – this drug was derived from Gila monster venom. He isolated two hormones from the venom and eventually created exenatide-4, a drug which encourages insulin secretion, suppresses glucagon secretion, and slows the emptying of the stomach.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] What Is Insulin Therapy?
    Insulin therapy has long been an important treatment for those with Type 1 diabetes. More recently, insulin therapy is being prescribed for some with Type 2 diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that is naturally created by the pancreas. A person with Type 1 diabetes has a pancreas that produces little to no insulin; they need insulin treatment to keep their blood sugar levels from climbing to deadly unhealthy levels.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] What is Metformin?
    Metformin is able to help control blood sugar levels by signaling that the liver should produce less glucose; it also makes cells more receptive to insulin absorption. A drug prescription can come with a lot of questions. With our “Know Your Drugs” series, we provide you with a snapshot of the different diabetes drugs on the market, and links to additional information. Metformin is currently the most popular drug prescribed for those with Type 2 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Metformin Deemed Safe for Most Medical Imaging
    Metformin is an oral drug which lowers blood sugar levels by decreasing the amount of sugar produced in the liver and increasing the sensitivity of muscle cells to insulin. In 2015, the American College of Radiology (ACR) changed their guidelines for how radiologists should handle patients using metformin. Metformin is then eliminated by the kidneys.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Book Review: Yoga for Diabetes
    Get Moving Life with Diabetes News Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes ayurveda book review diabetes burnout exercise holistic medicine insulin lifestyle yogaRachel Zinman has written a book called Yoga for Diabetes, How to Manage Your Health With Yoga and Ayurveda. Zinman was diagnosed with LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults), which is effectively type 1 diabetes in 2008. She was already a longtime yoga instructor and an accomplished woman in a multitude of creative endeavors.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Researchers Find Sulfonylureas Don’t Pose a Cardiovascular Risk
    Sulfonylureas work by increasing when the pancreas releases insulin. If you watch cable TV, you likely know that there are many new drug brands available to treat Type 2 diabetes. However, a recent study suggests that an older class of drugs might still be a safe and effective tool to help manage blood sugar levels. Some researchers had questioned whether sulfonylureas, a class of Type 2 diabetes drugs available since the 1950’s, were safe to use.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Conversations About Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes brittle diabetes conversations exercise insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) the things people say about diabetes U.S. “Are you a brittle diabetic?” Two things I don’t like to hear in one sentence. But…if you live with diabetes long enough, you’re going to hear questions like that. I actually had a great conversation with the person who asked that a couple of weeks ago.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] The Life and Death of a Beta Cell
    She is working to understand this life cycle to improve treatment and possibly reverse the damage done to beta cells by insulin resistance. Dr. Bonner-Weir’s previous research pinpointed a hormone produced by the thyroid gland that is the trigger that kick-starts insulin secretion in those immature beta cells. Her work led to a deeper understanding of the process by which insulin-producing beta cells are “born.”.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin] Steroids Make Blood Glucose Levels Rise
    She has shared her “Ask the Diabetes Educator” advice columns from that program with Insulin Nation. These hormones decrease the effectiveness of insulin and make your liver dump more glucose into your bloodstream. These kinds of levels can lead to the need for hospitalization, IV fluids, and/or extra insulin in people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Insulin amounts will need to be decreased as steroid levels decrease.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin] I was Diagnosed with Type 1 at 28 Years Old
    Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on September 26, 2015 at 28 years old. This came as a major surprise because I have been pretty healthy my entire life. I grew up on a farm working hard; after college I joined the United States Coast Guard and spent 4 years doing search and rescue and federal law enforcement operations. After my honorable discharge, I started working at a plant nursery.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin] Narrative-Based Diabetes Care Help Patients and Physicians Connect
    Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Something positive is happening in health care. Clinicians are trying to re-humanize medicine by learning to become more attentive witnesses. They are turning to narrative—stories, poetry, movies, and other forms of expression— to better understand the subjective experiences of illness. In medical schools across the country, these so-called “narrative medicine” programs are on the rise.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin] Half Full or Half Empty, the Glass is Full of Needles
    This photo was sent in by Julie Uhey as part of our “Type 1 Diabetes Snapshot” series, along with this poignant paragraph: “This is a photo of my son holding ‘just a few’ of the syringes that administer life-sustaining insulin to him. Yes, you can do almost anything in life after a Type 1 diagnosis, but there are still some roadblocks in the way, and sometimes you have to adapt.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin] Study shows no relation between swine flu vaccination and increased risk of type 1 diabetes
    However, a new study of children from Sweden and Finland shows that the vaccine increased neither the risk of developing autoantibodies against insulin-producing beta cells nor the occurrence of type 1 diabetes There has been a fear that the swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix, would increase the risk of autoimmune diseases other than narcolepsy.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin] The risk of type 1 diabetes not increased by swine flu vaccine Pandemrix
    However, a new study of children from Sweden and Finland shows that the vaccine increased neither the risk of developing autoantibodies against insulin-producing beta cells nor the occurrence of type 1 diabetes There has been a fear that the swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix, would increase the risk of autoimmune diseases other than narcolepsy.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin] The risk of type 1 diabetes not increased by swine flu vaccine Pandemrix
    However, a new study of children from Sweden and Finland shows that the vaccine increased neither the risk of developing autoantibodies against insulin-producing beta cells nor the occurrence of type 1 diabetes There has been a fear that the swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix, would increase the risk of autoimmune diseases other than narcolepsy.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin] Kids First, Diabetes Second Book: Putting Diabetes in the Background
    Yes, your child needs to have their blood sugar checked and get insulin, but these should become minor interruptions, not the most prominent events each day. You can follow up in a little while if you have questions about their blood sugar levels or how much insulin the child received.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017
    [Insulin] Insulin Pump Options for Current Animas Customers
    Johnson and Johnson announced on October 5, 2017 that it is exiting the insulin pump business and will no longer make and sell the Animas Vibe and OneTouch Ping insulin pumps in the U.S. News Technology Type 1 Diabetes Animas Dexcom Insulet insulin insulin pumps Johnson and Johnson Medtronic Omnipod roche tandem
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
    [Insulin] Tidepool: Your Diabetes Data in One Place
    What It Is Tidepool is a not-for-profit and open source initiative that provides a free tool for data uploads from numerous diabetes devices, including insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, and blood glucose meters. Technology Type 1 Diabetes continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom diabetes data google insulin insulin pumps iOS iPhone Medtronic Tidepool
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
    [Insulin] 5 Ways to Use Cell Phone App Technology to Manage Diabetes
    Let’s face it, diabetes management takes a lot of work: balancing your routine, keeping track of the data, planing for exercise and meal plans, dealing with blood sugar levels, and taking insulin. Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetes apps diabetes data diabetes technology exercise insulin logbook MyFitnessPal mysugr
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
    [Insulin] Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Insulet Corporation (PODD) to Sell
    The Company's OmniPod Insulin Management System is a revolutionary, discreet and easy-to-use insulin infusion system that features two easy-to-use components with no tubing and fully-automated cannula insertion According to Zacks, "INSULET CORPORATION is an innovative medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
    [Insulin] Abbott’s New Freestyle Flash: Instant, Painless Glucose Monitoring Without Finger Sticks
    FDA approval, which removes the need for routine finger sticks and is still reliably accurate enough to use for insulin dosing. Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c Abbott Bigfoot Biomedical continuous glucose monitor (CGM) exercise Flash glucose monitoring system Freestyle Libre insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) U.S. A new glucose monitoring system has recently received U.S.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Insulin] Do You Have Type 2 Diabetes and Say “No” to Insulin?
    A new study found that 30 percent of people with type 2 diabetes chose not to take insulin when it was first prescribed and instead started taking it about 2 years later. Do you have type 2 diabetes and have you said “no” or “not yet” to taking insulin?If Life with Diabetes Treatments Type 2 Diabetes fear insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) managing type 2 diabetes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Insulin] Review: Stashbandz Belts for Insulin Pumps and So Much More
    Stashbandz has an array of products and sent me the insulin pump belt to test it out and see […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes blood glucose monitoring children with diabetes continuous glucose monitor (CGM) insulin insulin pumpsIf you are looking for a way to carry your medical supplies and devices without having to lug around a pocketbook or a “murse” (wear them loud and proud gentleman), this is the product for you.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Insulin] Brave East Kilbride girl takes on 5K fundraising walk to find cure for diabetes
    Little Anna Ferrar and her family have dealt with the daily struggle of multiple blood sugar tests, insulin injections and carb-counting since she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at just two years old A brave four-year-old girl from East Kilbride will put her best foot forward this weekend in the hope of finding a life-changing cure for diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] Give Your Insulin Time to Work and What Carbs Have to Do With It
    It depends on the type of insulin you take but chances are you take a type of insulin that requires you to give it some time to begin its action before you dig into your food. Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes bolus insulin carbohydrates Humalog insulin insulin timing low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) rapid-acting insulin
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] Animas Shuts Down its Pump Line
    Johnson & Johnson has decided to disconnect from the insulin pump market, a move that will leave Animas, Animas Vibe, and OneTouch Ping users looking for a new pump. When Diabetic Investor blogger David Kliff wrote about the possibility of consolidation in the insulin pump market in a February 2017 Diabetic Connect article , the company responded to the article by saying, “Animas continues to manufacture, deliver and support its products and provide the service our patients expect.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] Rare Tumor May Point the Way to Diabetes Treatment
    A rare, benign tumor that grows in the pancreas may give doctors the tools they need to help people with diabetes make more insulin. These tumors are called insulinomas because they secrete the hormone insulin in excessive amounts
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] What Can’t Cure Diabetes
    Food Treatments Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Apple beta cells cure diabetes diabetes myths exercise insulinSpend 5 minutes on the internet and you are bound to come across an article, website, or video promising to “kill your diabetes” with some herb, spice, ritual, or rain dance of some sort. The only problem is– there is no cure for diabetes. There is no cure for type 1. There is no cure […].
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] Diabetes Insulin Pen Market Is Expected to Reach US $5 Billion Across.
    Diabetes Insulin Pen Market is anticipated to surpass US$ 5 Billion across the top 5 European countries of the France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom by 2022
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] Johnson & Johnson's diabetes care unit to exit insulin pump business
    Animas Corp, Johnson & Johnson's diabetes care unit, said it intends to exit the insulin pump business and has selected Medtronic Plc as its partner for patients on insulin pumps. REUTERS: Animas Corp, Johnson & Johnson's diabetes care unit, said it intends to exit the insulin pump business and has selected Medtronic Plc as its partner for patients on insulin pumps
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] J&J's diabetes care unit to exit insulin pump business
    Animas Corp, Johnson & Johnson's diabetes care unit, said it intends to exit the insulin pump business and has selected Medtronic Plc as its partner for patients on insulin pumps. Patients using an Animas insulin pump will be offered the option to transfer to a Medtronic pump, the company said on Thursday
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] Insulin Pump User Updates Pump Software from Home
    By Kerri Sparling I’ve been pumping insulin since 2004, and using a Tandem insulin pump since 2015. I’m currently wearing a t:slim X2™ Insulin Pump on my hip, and I feel like I’m on the cutting edge with my […]. Technology Type 1 Diabetes A1c Dexcom google insulin insulin pumps tandem U.S. I’ve seen a lot of progress in these fantastic little devices over the last 13 years.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] Animas Shutting Down: What You Need to Know
    Animas announced on October 5, 2017 that it is exiting the insulin pump business immediately and will no longer make and sell it’s Animas Vibe and OneTouch Ping insulin pumps. News Technology Type 1 Diabetes Animas Dexcom diasend Insulet insulin insulin pumps lifescan Medtronic Omnipod tandem
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] Halloween and Diabetes: Tips for Handling Sweet Treats
    With some planning ahead, parents can work the candy into their child’s diabetes meal plan or ensure they get enough insulin to cover the carbohydrates in the candy. With October upon us, you might be getting your costumes, treats and tricks ready to go. But for children with diabetes, Halloween can be a somewhat stressful day.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] Watch: Diabulimia, the World’s Most Dangerous Eating Disorder
    Simply explained, diabulimia is a type of eating disorder where people with type 1 diabetes withhold insulin to lose weight. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes complications depression diabulimia eating disorders insulin mental illness teens with diabetes videoThis video may be difficult to watch, but it’s incredibly important to be aware of this disorder so that you can spot the signs in loved ones or yourself and seek support. “Diabulimia is where […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [Insulin] Use Vial Safe to Protect Your Expensive Insulin Vials
    Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) vialsafe videoEditors note: We originally ran this post in 2012, but after hearing of Joel Grossman’s passing, we wanted to share it with readers once again in his honor. Joel was a fellow diabetic who created this product to help others. We thank you, Joel, for all you’ve done for our community. When Joel Grossman sent […].
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [Insulin] Eli Lilly Release: Humalog Junior KwikPen Now Available In The U.S. For People With Diabetes
    Humalog Junior KwikPen is the only prefilled, disposable half-unit insulin pen. , the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency issued a positive opinion for Humalog Junior KwikPen in the European Union and is pending final approval, expected later this year
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [Insulin] How Many Carbs Were in That Lozenge?
    Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Theresa May, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, just experienced something many other people with Type 1 diabetes can relate to – she was handed something to eat in a social situation that had an unknown carb count. Worse yet, she was handed it in the middle of the speech and it would have been awkward if she didn’t eat it.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [Insulin] 6 Parodies of Songs With Diabetes Injected into the Lyrics
    I start with the words and spend the most time on getting the text just how I want it,” Lee said in an email to Insulin Nation. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Melissa Lee has been pairing diabetes research fundraising with her love of singing to motivate those who give to her numerous campaigns.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [Insulin] Membrane for islets of Langerhans transplantations
    Researchers have developed a membrane with which individual islets of Langerhans – insulin-producing cell clusters – can be encapsulated. The idea behind the system is that these islets could eventually be safely transplanted to cure type 1 diabetes patients
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [Insulin] A Mysterious Low Blood Sugar
    At some point, if you live with diabetes and take insulin you’re going to have a mysterious low. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes anxiety family of person with diabetes insulin Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb dietIt finally happened! I’d heard about it, read about it, feared it, even dreaded it. But one can’t stave off the inevitable.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017
    [Insulin] Rare benign tumors may hold genetic recipe to fight diabetes
    Researchers at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine have found rare benign tumors called insulinomas contain a way to regenerate insulin-producing beta cells. Insulinomas, rare pancreatic tumors that secrete too much insulin, may hold the key to the development of new drugs to treat diabetes, researchers report in a new study that was published today in Nature Communications
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017
    [Insulin] Fecal transplant success for diabetes might depend on the recipient's gut microbes
    A small clinical trial in the Netherlands found that a fecal transplant from a lean donor can temporarily improve insulin resistance in obese men -- but only half of the recipients responded. Upon further investigation, the researchers discovered that they could predict the success of the treatment by analyzing each patient's fecal gut-bacterial makeup. This understanding could help shape the development of personalized fecal transplant for diabetes
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017
    [Insulin] Rare benign tumors hold the 'genetic recipe' to combat diabetes
    Insulinomas contain novel molecular pathways and reveal the map to regenerate insulin-producing cells, report investigators
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017
    [Insulin] Trooper with Type 1 Helps Motorist with Diabetes During Bad Hypo
    I could only imagine that [his levels were] probably now lower than the 47,” Trooper Cruz said in a telephone interview with Insulin Nation. For blood glucose control, he utilizes an insulin pump off-duty and an insulin pen while on shift. Now, his colleagues even sometimes help him inject insulin into his bicep when he’s in in his protective gear. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017
    [Insulin] Listen: Mom of a Four-Year-Old With Type 1 Diabetes Shares Their Story
    ” It’s surprising, but awesome, to hear that they were told about continuous glucose monitors (CGM) and insulin […]. Type 1 Diabetes children with diabetes continuous glucose monitor (CGM) diagnosis insulin insulin pumps podcastIn this episode of the Juicebox podcast titled “The Normal Floor,” Scott talks with Kristina whose four-year-old son was diagnosed 18 month ago.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Insulin] 'It is crippling' - NJ diabetics struggling to afford insulin
    Debbie Remsen and her husband both have decent-paying jobs, and her insurance plan through work is no worse than the plans of most New Jersey residents. But they can't afford to own a home
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Insulin] Q&A With Jennifer Smith: Pregnancy and Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes breastfeeding diabetes burnout exercise insulin interview pregnancy with type 1 diabetesBy Another Perspective Last month, we sat down with Ginger Vieira to chat about her recent pregnancy while living with diabetes. This month, we have the pleasure of sitting with Jennifer Smith, CDE, who along with Ginger, co-authored Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes, which is available for purchase here. Jenny, you’ve coached so many women with type […].
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Insulin] GM soybean oil causes less obesity and insulin resistance but is harmful to liver function
    Researchers have tested a genetically-modified soybean oil used in restaurants and found that while it induces less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil, its effects on diabetes and fatty liver are similar to those of conventional soybean oil, the major vegetable cooking oil used in the United States, with popularity on the increase worldwide.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Insulin] FDA Approves Tandem’s t:slim X2 Pump with Integrated Dexcom G5 CGM
    By Maeve Serino and Adam Brown Free software upgrade for t:slim X2 users, first G5-integrated pump on the market, CGM can be used for insulin dosing and remote monitoring Tandem just recently announced FDA approval and launch of its t:slim X2 insulin pump with integrated Dexcom G5 CGM. […]. Technology Type 1 Diabetes Animas continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) roche t:slim tandem U.S.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017
    [Insulin] Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Victims
    Ramon suffers from diabetes and he says that he been 10 days without insulin because the lack of power has not let him keep the medicine in a cool place Ramon Sortre Vazquez, back, drinks coffee next to his brother Angel Luis, next to a flag of the United States in what is left of his house destroyed by Hurricane Maria, in Moravis, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
    [Insulin] Conference Coverage: ADA, AADE
    Coverage of technology developments at the 77th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association and the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
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