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Understanding The Story Behind Type 1.5 Diabetes
The Story Behind Type 1.5 Diabetes Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are the most well-known forms of diabetes. However, about 10% of people with diabetes have type 1.5 diabetes. Type 1.5 diabetes is also sometimes called LADA which stands for latent autoimmune diabetes in adults. Type 1 diabetes (T1DM)usually occurs during childhood but can occur later in life. It is known as an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders occur when the body uses proteins to...
Fructosamine Test for Diabetes When The A1C May Not Be Accurate
Fructosamine Test for Diabetes When The A1C May Not Be Accurate Hemoglobin A1C (A1C) is a test commonly used to diagnose and manage diabetes. This test may be altered in patients with anemia. The body has red blood cells and inside these red blood cells is a protein called hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. Glucose (sugar) in the blood attaches to hemoglobin. The more sugar in a person’s blood, the...
Exploring a New Long-Acting Insulin – What are the Benefits of Toujeo (Insulin Glargine U300)?
Exploring a New Long-Acting Insulin – What are the Benefits of Toujeo (Insulin Glargine U300)? Lantus (insulin glargine) has been available since 2000 and has been a cornerstone for insulin therapy for patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. “Basal” insulin like Lantus works by copying the action of the pancreas and providing a background insulin that lasts throughout the day. Traditionally, long acting insulin’s like Lantus (and Levemir, also basal insulin) are...
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