Tag Archives: Type 2 Diabetes

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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ADA 2013 Standards of Medical Care for Pediatrics and Young Adults

The American Diabetes Association has released their 2013 Standards of Medical Care. Not too much changed this year in the Standards of Care for children and adolescents, with only four revisions to cover. One of the most important changes was … Continue reading

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2013 Standards of Medical Care In Diabetes

Every year the American Diabetes Association publishes its Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, updated recommendations for health care providers to use when treating people with diabetes, in a supplement to the January issue of Diabetes Care.  It provides guidelines … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: How Should I Time My Meals and My Type 2 Diabetes Medications?

People with type 2 diabetes may take up to three or four oral medications, insulin or an incretin to control their blood glucose levels.  Oral medications usually work through different pathways in the body and attack high glucose levels from … Continue reading

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Targets for Control for People with Type 2 Diabetes

A joint position paper by American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) questions the veracity of a one size fits all specific A1C target for non-pregnant patients with type 2 diabetes. Instead it … Continue reading

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Interested in Incretins? Learn More Here

One of the fastest growing medication classes for people with type 2 diabetes are the incretins.  Injectable like insulin but without two of insulin’s less desirable side effects, weight gain and  risk of hypoglycemia, they are becoming a drug of … Continue reading

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Is It Really Type 2?

The diagnosis of a child with type 1 diabetes is usually straightforward. The symptoms are classic and well-known to any physician—polydipsia, polyphagia, and polyuria: the child with uncontrolled blood sugars is forever thirsty, hungry and running to the bathroom to … Continue reading

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Powered Up Pen or Pump on Training Wheels? A New Insulin Delivery Device for People With Type 2

There is a new category of insulin device on the market that is aimed at patients with type 2 diabetes.  It’s a disposable insulin delivery device, and right now there is only one vendor supplying this product, but if the … Continue reading

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How Many Types of Diabetes Are There?

This is a question that we get asked regularly. If we asked this question to the general population twenty years ago, a majority probably wouldn’t have any idea.  But today, unfortunately, so many people have diabetes that everyone seems to … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial Compares Leading-Edge Treatments for Obesity and Diabetes

Recent studies suggest that bariatric surgery (which promotes weight loss by restricting the body’s ability to take in and process nutrients) may lead to impressive resolutions or even cures for many with type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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