Diabetes Health
Learning about the U-500 Syringe
Learning about the U-500 Syringe: Many patients with type 2 diabetes will require insulin.  Traditionally this has been given with U100 insulin (100 units per milliliter).  When patients have insulin resistance, they may require more than 200 units of insulin per day.   In those patients, they may do better with U500 insulin (500 units per milliliter).  It is 5 times as potent as traditional insulins. It is important to note, however, that a unit is...
Understanding Once-Weekly GLP-1 Agonists for Type 2 Diabetes
Once-Weekly GLP-1 Agonists for Type 2 Diabetes   With all of the modern-day scientific and technological advances for the treatment of diabetes, pharmaceutical industries have developed easy to use, with less frequent injecting medications to help achieve the optimal blood glucose (sugar) levels. There is a hormone in your gut that helps control blood sugars after you eat.  If you have diabetes, that hormone is deficient or not working properly. This hormone is the glucagon-like...
Understanding How Sleep Effects Your Blood Sugar.
Not getting enough sleep may raise your blood sugars Not getting enough sleep may raise your blood sugars. If you are not getting a full night’s sleep, this may lead to elevated blood sugars and worsen your diabetes control. The main job of insulin in the body is to remove sugar (glucose) out of your blood so that it can be used for energy and bodily functions. In people with diabetes, their bodies either do...
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