Diabetes Insulin
Understanding Soliqua 100/33™and Xultophy 100/3.6™: Once-Daily Injectables
Learning about: Soliqua 100/33™ and Xultophy 100/3.6™: the new once-daily injectable GLP-1 receptor agonist/basal insulin combination pens Soliqua 100/33 and Xultophy 100/3.6 are two new injectable combination products approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November of 2016. They are used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in adults who are not well-controlled on metformin or oral medications and either a basal (long-acting) insulin or a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor...
Learning How to Store Insulin Products
How to Store Insulin Products Manufacturers recommend storing insulin in the refrigerator between 35 and 48 degrees Fahrenheit. However, for most patients, injecting cold insulin is more painful than injecting room temperature insulin. Because of this, providers and manufacturers recommend storing the vial or pen of insulin that you are using at room temperature. Most insulin lasts 10-42 days when it is stored at room temperature (for specific expiration dates, please see Table 1 below)....
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...
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