Diabetes Health
Learning About Over the Counter Cough Medicine and Diabetes: A Safe Approach
Over the Counter Cough Medicine and Diabetes: A Safe Approach The “common cold” may cause some patients with diabetes to worry about elevations in their blood sugar. When you get sick, your body is under a lot of stress. Your body tries to make up for this stress by releasing hormones to fight the sickness. These hormones may cause your blood sugar levels to rise. There is no cure for the common cold; we have...
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...
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