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Family Planning with Type 1 Diabetes
Family Planning with Type 1 Diabetes Currently, good blood glucose control during pregnancy is still a big challenge for women with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Twenty-five years ago, doctors warned women of child bearing age with T1D, becoming pregnant was too dangerous for a mother and her child. Now, women with T1D can successfully deliver babies because of advances in health care, research and insulin. Pregnant women with T1D are at higher risk of serious...
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 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...
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