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Metformin Recall

Metformin Recall

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended a recall of extended-release (ER) versions of metformin…

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Diabetes and Aspirin

I have had type 2 diabetes for the past 10 years, but my health is good otherwise. Should I be taking daily aspirin? I’ve heard conflicting information about taking aspirin…

Treating Hypoglycemia

Treating Hypoglycemia

Improper treatment of hypoglycemia can lead to prolonged or severe lows as well as prolonged or severe highs. It’s time to develop a more customized approach to dealing with hypoglycemia…

Beyond Insulin

Being on insulin no longer means that you’ve reached the end of your options for managing your diabetes. A number of other medical treatments can be used safely and effectively along with insulin…

Amylin

Batman has Robin. The Lone Ranger has Tonto. And insulin has its own tough little partner: a hormone called amylin.

What’s that? You thought insulin worked alone, like Superman or Spiderman? Think again. Those guys only had madmen and criminals to fight. Insulin has the onerous task of keeping blood glucose in check while fending off challenges from food, stress, illness, and a slew of other hormones…

Strike the Spike II

Strike the Spike

Postprandial hyperglycemia refers to high blood glucose levels that occur soon after eating meals or snacks. So even though after-meal high blood glucose levels are temporary (often resembling a spike when plotted on a graph), frequent between-meal rises can cause your HbA1c to go up…

Go Ahead, Pick Your Pump

My plan is to go through life with two things at my side: My wife (‘til death do us part…) and my insulin pump, at least until there’s a cure for diabetes.

Choosing my wife was easy—she was the only woman who was willing…

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