Many people with type 2 diabetes may need to take insulin or other injectable medication when their blood glucose levels remain above target despite taking several oral diabetes medications. The reason for this change is to maintain the blood glucose levels within a healthy range.
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Continuous glucose monitoring is made possible by a tiny glucose-sensing device called a “sensor”. This is inserted just under the skin of the abdomen, where it measures the level of glucose in the tissue every 10 seconds. The sensor transmits this information to a hand-held receiver or insulin pump.
Since type 2 diabetes is thought to involve both the pancreas not making enough insulin and the cells in the body being unable to use insulin effectively, medications are developed to correct various steps involved in both these deficiencies.
Today, I want to talk about what is new in research in type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For the last several years, we have been learning about whether or not controlling blood glucose levels to very specific targets can prevent the progression of heart disease
The diagnosis of diabetes in a child usually brings a rollercoaster of emotions for parents. Know that this is normal, and that you will adjust over time.
When a family member or friend is diagnosed with diabetes, one of the first questions that often comes up is Can I still drive?