6 10, 2020

Icodec Insulin: Weekly Injectable Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes

By |2020-10-06T14:31:23-04:00October 6th, 2020|Diabetes Medications, Manage Diabetes|0 Comments

People diagnosed with diabetes generally do not enjoy injecting insulin. Hence, they would prefer injecting themselves less frequently while still maintaining their blood glucose levels in a desirable range. Novo Nordisk recently finished their phase 2 of clinical trials for their new long-acting, “basal” insulin preparation: Icodec. Icodec represents a new concept with insulin. Instead [...]

6 08, 2020

Gvoke: Ready-to-Use Glucagon Pen

By |2020-08-06T16:06:09-04:00August 6th, 2020|Diabetes, Diabetes Medications|0 Comments

Low blood sugar, referred to as hypoglycemia, can be a concerning thought for individuals with diabetes. Hypoglycemia is a reality for most people with diabetes as they experience a wide variety of signs and symptoms. These may range from mild shakiness to loss of consciousness. Some individuals may not experience any symptoms at all. Hypoglycemia [...]

14 07, 2020

Lyumjev: The Newest Ultra-Rapid-Acting Insulin

By |2020-07-14T12:50:08-04:00July 14th, 2020|Diabetes, Diabetes Medications|0 Comments

In June 2020, the FDA has approved a new “ultra-rapid-acting” insulin: Lyumjev (LOOM-jehv) by Eli Lilly. This insulin can be used for adults that have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Ultra-rapid-acting insulin is designed to reduce blood sugar spikes that generally happen after a meal. It will initiate competition with Novo Nordisk’s “ultra-fast-acting” insulin, [...]

9 07, 2020

COVID-19 and Diabetes

By |2020-07-09T19:26:53-04:00July 9th, 2020|Diabetes, Health, Wellness|0 Comments

With the emergence of COVID-19, there has been an endless surge of warnings and speculations about how the virus affects those with underlying conditions. Diabetes has been mentioned as a condition that puts people at an increased risk for developing the severe symptoms associated with COVID-19. While it is easy to say that diabetes as [...]

28 06, 2020

Freestyle 2 Libre

By |2020-07-09T19:26:59-04:00June 28th, 2020|Diabetes, Manage Diabetes|0 Comments

With a greater need for more reliable, easier to use CGM devices, Abbott is releasing a newly FDA-approved Freestyle Libre 2. While most people are familiar with the Freestyle Libre 1, this new update comes with more opportunities for a better quality of life. One might ask, what is the difference between these two devices, [...]

4 03, 2018

Weight Loss

By |2018-03-19T15:05:29-04:00March 4th, 2018|Diet, Health, Manage Diabetes, Nutrition|0 Comments

It seems as weight loss is on everyone’s “to-do“ list. Weight control is especially important for those with type 2 diabetes.    The longer a person has a high body mass index the greater their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Losing weight and keeping it off is possible but not always easy.  Doing so [...]

24 02, 2018

The Medtronic 670G Hybrid Closed Loop System

By |2018-03-20T08:23:35-04:00February 24th, 2018|Diabetes, Manage Diabetes|0 Comments

The Medtronic 670G Hybrid Closed Loop system is a technological breakthrough. The system allows constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and adjustment. This is the first system to feature automatic real-time adjustment allowing users greater flexibility and control then they have ever had before. The pump automatically adjusts to high or low blood sugar levels, [...]

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