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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...
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...
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