Monthly archives: December, 2015

Absorption of oral insulin has a fast onset and short duration of action in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

A pilot study has shown that absorption of oral insulin is possible in fasting conditions and that it has a fast onset and short duration of action in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Oral insulin exhibited early, enhanced pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic responses compared with subcutaneous buy lexapro with no prescription injection of regular human insulin, …

Health Tests

Besides testing your blood sugar, your doctor may want you to get other tests regularly because diabetes can affect many parts of the body over time. Here are some tests he or she may want you to have: Microalbuminuria test. At least once a year, your doctor will test for protein in your urine. A positive …

Dealing With Sick Days

A cold or the flu can make it harder to keep your blood sugar in check. It is recommended that people with diabetes get a flu shot every year. Also, you and your healthcare provider should make a “sick-day” plan. When you’re sick: Check your blood sugar four times a day. If it’s higher than …

How to Keep Your Kids Diabetes-Free

Childhood Obesity Takes a Toll Type 2 diabetes, long an “adult” disease, has been affecting more children in the last several years. This is due to an increase in overweight and obese children. Kids are becoming more sedentary and eating more junk food than ever before. With the advent of handheld electronic games, computers and …

Mosaic Down Syndrome

What is Mosaicism? Every cell in the human body comes from one initial cell: the fertilized egg, which is also called the zygote. After fertilization, the zygote then proceeds to divide. As new cells form, the chromosomes duplicate themselves so that the resulting cells have the same number of chromosomes as the original cell. However, mistakes …

Diabetes increases mortality risk after liver transplant

Diabetes significantly increases long-term mortality risk for patients following liver transplantation, say researchers. Patients with diabetes often have worse health-related outcomes than nondiabetic patients for many medical conditions, but whether this is true for patients undergoing liver transplant is uncertain. Andrew Samuelson (Stanford University, California, USA) and co-authors carried out a retrospective analysis of 370 …