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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 Why Do Some Individuals With Diabetes Need More Insulin Than Others?
Why Do Some Individuals With Diabetes Need More Insulin Than Others? Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to help liver, fat, and muscle cells absorb glucose for energy. After a meal, glucose levels rise and the pancreas releases insulin to stabilize the amount of glucose in the blood. When an individual does not produce enough insulin or is unable to use insulin properly, this leads to a consistently high level of blood glucose...
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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