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Why Are Insulin Prices Still So High for U.S. Patients?

Why Are Insulin Prices Still So High for U.S. Patients?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly a century ago, Dr. Frederick Banting discovered lifesaving insulin, but skyrocketing prices are putting the drug out of reach for many he sought to help. The average price of insulin nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013 in the United States, […]

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Starlix (nateglinide)

Starlix (nateglinide)

What is nateglinide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Nateglinide is an oral drug used to lower blood sugar (glucose) levels in type 2 diabetes. It is in a class of drugs called meglitinides which also includes repaglinide (Prandin). Approximately 90% of patients with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes usually […]

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Precose (acarbose)

Precose (acarbose)

What is acarbose, and how does it work? Acarbose is a prescription oral drug that is used to control blood glucose (sugar) levels in people type 2 diabetes in conjunction with diet, exercise, and other diabetes drugs, for example, metformin (Glucophage) or insulin. It belongs to a class of drugs called alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, which also […]

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Health Tip: Snacks for People With Diabetes

Health Tip: Snacks for People With Diabetes

(HealthDay News) — For people with diabetes, maintaining blood sugar may become easier with healthier snacking, says the University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center. Latest Diabetes News Snacks with 15 to 30 grams of carbs and snacks containing less than 150 calories typically are good options. For people with diabetes, the school recommends: An apple […]

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Which environmental factors affect type 2 diabetes risk?

Which environmental factors affect type 2 diabetes risk?

New research studies the association between environmental quality in over 3,000 United States counties and finds intriguing differences between rural and urban areas. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that several environmental factors are affecting the risk of type 2 diabetes. Estimates indicate that over 30 million people in the United States are currently living with […]

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Insulin for Diabetes Treatment (Types, Side Effects, and Preparations)

Insulin for Diabetes Treatment (Types, Side Effects, and Preparations)

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a set of related diseases in which the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar (specifically, glucose) in the blood. What are the types of diabetes? The related diseases of diabetes include: What are examples of insulin preparations available? Insulin preparations Examples of rapid acting insulin Apidra (insulin glulisine): Supplied […]

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The Exercise Effect and Prediabetes

The Exercise Effect and Prediabetes

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve been told that your blood glucose is higher than normal and that you have prediabetes, your doctor is likely to first suggest lifestyle steps to stop it from progressing to diabetes. The steps that can have the most benefit […]

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Adlyxin (lixisenatide)

Adlyxin (lixisenatide)

What is lixisenatide, and how does it work? Lixisenatide is an injectable drug that reduces the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It is used for the treatment type 2 diabetes and is similar to Lixisenatide belongs in a class of drugs called incretin mimetics because these drugs mimic the effects of incretins. Incretins, […]

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Everything you need to know about clear urine

Everything you need to know about clear urine

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Next-Gen Artificial Pancreas Boosts Blood Sugar Control

Next-Gen Artificial Pancreas Boosts Blood Sugar Control

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The latest version of the so-called artificial pancreas system helped people with type 1 diabetes gain even better control of their blood sugar levels than current technology does, a new study reports. The device combines an insulin pump, a continuous glucose […]