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Finding Ways to Get Insulin to Targets Faster

It would be a glorious thing if we could find a biological cure for diabetes in the next score of years or even if a mechanical device such as the artificial pancreas could be ready for patient use in the … Continue reading

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Easing into Meal-time Boluses for People with Type 2

Adding bolus insulin to meals is a big deal for many people. You finally adjusted to taking one injection at night, but having to take three more injections during the day sounds like a real hassle. You have to take … Continue reading

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Insulin Allergies

In the days of pork and beef derived insulin (prior to the mid 80s), insulin allergy was a relatively common occurrence. However, since the use of recombinant human insulin has become pervasive, the number of people who are allergic to … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: About Insulin Part 2

Why do I need to prime an insulin pen every time before I use it? Priming your insulin pen lets you know that the pen is working properly before you inject your dose and it also makes sure that you … Continue reading

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A Review of Insulins

Unlike the limited selection of insulins Dr. Elliott P. Joslin had to work with, today we have a range of alternatives to choose from. Instead of coming from pigs or cows, most of our insulin is made in the laboratory … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: About Insulin

Where can I inject insulin? Insulin should be injected into fatty tissue.  Our bodies have a variety of places for fat storage, but only a few of these places have been investigated for safety and rate of insulin absorption.  The … Continue reading

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Could an Insulin Pill Be in Your Future?

Currently the only way insulin can be delivered is by injection.  Inhaled insulin was available a few years ago, but was withdrawn from the market because of concerns of respiratory illness, and possible lung cancer due to the necessity of … Continue reading

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For Type 2–Once on Insulin, Always on Insulin?

At present, a life of insulin therapy is guaranteed if you have type 1 diabetes.  This isn’t always the case if you have type 2 diabetes, however.  People with type 2 diabetes may use insulin at varying points in their … Continue reading

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The Varied Types of Insulin

Unless you take insulin you probably never think about the different types and most people who take it don’t know that there is more than one concentration. But it’s true, not only are there different types of insulins, there are … Continue reading

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What’s on the Horizon for Insulin?

With the massive and ever-expanding market for diabetes medications, the pharmaceutical companies are burning the midnight oil to outdo each other in the race to develop more perfect insulins and delivery systems. We have come a long way, baby, but … Continue reading

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