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How Is The Insulin Pump Installed On Your Body
Insulin pump: It is worn on the outside of your body. Patients can clip it on a belt, put it in their pocket, put it in their bra, and there are even underwear or clothes with pump pockets built in. It is attached to an infusion set on your ABD skin by tubing. Go check out one of the pump websites. One of the best pumps is still the Medtronic pump. Check out this website: www.medtronicdiabetes.com/compare ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insulin pumps is a convenient way to give insulin. The Insulin is in a reservoir and gets pumped through a needle into the skin nearby. You can program it to give a variable basal rate, and you tell it how much Insulin to give with meals. However, the pump does not measure glucose. You still need to do this. The Insulin pump is good for type 1 diabetics who are motivated to ...Read more
Can you tell me if the body doesn't make insulin how does the message get recieved so that the glut 4 knows to surface for glucose to enter the cell?
Different GLUTs: Hi. GLUT 4 is an insulin mediated glucose transporter. In the absence of insulin, death occurs, so I'm not sure I follow the intent of your question. There are members of the GLUT family that are NOT insulin dependent. However, if someone doesn't make insulin (e.g., type 1), they are taking exogenous insulin, which is effective in mediating translocation of GLUT 4 to the cell plasma membrane. ...Read more
How do you decide which insulin treatment (syringe, pen, pump, pod) is best for a type 1 diabetes patient? Generally, how long is the process of teach a patient how to use an insulin pump? Is the learning process age dependent?
1 of metformin's functions is to regulate liver glucose production. If it's taken 4 a while, should the body tell the liver to produce enough in order to get off the meds?
It's not a cure: To answer this in a short way, metformin is not a cure. It helps rearrange some metabolic pathways but it cannot cure the disease. It doesn't reset anything, but is only capable of exercising its effect when it is taken. When stopped, unless other measures are employed, the disease returns. ...Read more
Not time released: Humalin is a "long acting" Insulin with a peak at 8-12 hours. It peaks at dirrerent times in different individuals as well as interpersonal variation day to day which is why it is difficult to regulate hepatic glucose production. A truely time released or better stated: even dose Insulin like glargine (lantus) avoids peaks in Insulin and lows in glucose and is therefore safer. ...Read more
No: The kidneys are responsible for the breakdown of Insulin whether it is secreted normally by the pancreas or taking by injection in a person with diabetes. If the kidneys begin to fail the breakdown of Insulin is slowed. In this setting a person with diabetes may need to take less insulin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What medicines will bring someone with MS back to a balanced homeostasis when the body can't do it on its own?
Will try to reassure: Every patient with ms is different, but when problems appear you need to make certain that your basic disease modifying treatment is a potent drug (like Gilenya (fingolimod) or tysabri). If you are suffering relapses, get steroids or acthar. You should be taking vitamin d-3, 5-10000 units daily. You should be doing aerobic exercise, follow low fat diet and manage stress, as all may help. Discuss with doc. ...Read more
Does the body allocate your protein intake to the places where it's needed or is it distributed evenly?
Where it is needed: Where it is needed most of the time if you are healthy and have normal kidney functions. ...Read more
Please help! what is the maximum time allowable for a properly cooled amputated body part to survive?
12 hours: Maximum time under perfect conditions is 12 hours. After that time irreversible damage to the tissues occurs. This is considering the extremity is intact and did not suffer other traumatic damage. ...Read more
Ranexa (ranolazine): It's general half life is about 7hrs, some metabolites out to 22hrs. Minimum time to clear the general half life 2days, to get the longest lived metabolite 5 to 7days. ...Read more
What's the best way to keep my weight, watching the calories or the sugar on the product, some of them has less calories but sugar is level is hight?
Both: Try to decrease your junk carbohydrate intake & be mindful of calories. Maintaining physical activity will also be important. Take care. ...Read more
Clarify: I don't understand your question. Please re-ask & clarify. Thanks. ...Read more
Your pain Dr.: I'm confused as to why you think there is something you can do to maintain the pump. Other than checking the pump electronically, reprogramming it, and refilling it, there is no maintenance. ...Read more
Is it true that you can't target weight loss on your body? And will it eventually target each part of my body and slim it down?
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