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Understanding How Sleep Effects Your Blood Sugar.
Not getting enough sleep may raise your blood sugars Not getting enough sleep may raise your blood sugars. If you are not getting a full night’s sleep, this may lead to elevated blood sugars and worsen your diabetes control. The main job of insulin in the body is to remove sugar (glucose) out of your blood so that it can be used for energy and bodily functions. In people with diabetes, their bodies either do...
Learning About Diabetic Gastroparesis
Learning About Diabetic Gastroparesis Gastric emptying refers to your body’s ability to move food from your stomach to your small intestines. This process includes relaxation to accommodate food, contractions to aid in the movement of larger food particles and relaxation to allow food to exit the stomach. Long standing uncontrolled diabetes mellitus can impair this process. Over time, high blood sugar levels can have damaging effects on the nerves in our body, which includes the...
Learning About Humulin R U-500 Insulin (500 units/ml) Kwikpen®
Learning About Humulin R U-500 insulin (500 units/ml) Kwikpen® Traditional insulin is available in a concentration of 100units/ml and is called U100 insulin.  Anything greater then 100units/ml is considered “concentrated” insulin.  Humulin R U500 insulin is 5 times more concentrated than U100 insulin.  It is used in patients that are insulin resistant usually requiring greater than 200 units of insulin per day.  Although Humulin R U500 has been available since 1994, until 2016 it was...
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