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Why do scientists believe oral insulin may help to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes?

Why do scientists believe oral insulin may help to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes?

We don't know why: The research done in sweden showed a delay in the onset of type 1 diabetes in patients with Insulin autoantibodies given oral Insulin crystals daily for several years, but who weren't diabetic yet. The finding was unexpected, researchers were looking to prevent it altogether which it didn't. See http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2012/09/120919083412.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


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My friend's sister has diabetes and she has an insulin pump. How exactly does it work?

My friend's sister has diabetes and she has an insulin pump. How exactly does it work?

Continuous insulin: The pump keeps a constant basal level of Insulin in the blood at all times. The person can also dial in a bolus dose at meal times to cover rises in blood sugar with eating. A good description of the pump can be found here http://www.Medtronic.Com/for-healthcare-professionals/products-therapies/diabetes/therapies/insulin-pump-therapy/index.Htm. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: insulin?

Please describe the medication: insulin?

Insulin: A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long can "insulin" be stored and still be viable?

Can you tell me how long can "insulin" be stored and still be viable?

In fridge: Hi. Insulin kept in the fridge, prior to opening, is good for years past the expiration date. Remember, the expiration date DOES NOT mean a drug is bad after that date. That's just the date the company that makes the drug presented to the FDA. Once the vial or pen is started, it will be good as long as it's kept in the fridge until it's finished. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about insulin, how can we increase production of insulin from pencreas ?

Can you tell me about insulin, how can we increase production of insulin from pencreas ?

Insulin: Insulin is a protein hormone made only in beta cells in the pancreas. It's production and release from beta cells is stimulated by rising blood glucose, by the gut hormone GLP-1, by nerve traffic initiated in the CNS & peripherally, by sulfonylurea drugs, and by GLP-1 agonist drugs. Insulin mediates glucose uptake by responsive tissues and storage as glycogen in liver & muscle. Need insulin to liv ...Read more

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I would like some information about insulin pumps..?

I would like some information about insulin pumps..?

Helpful: Insulin pumps are most helpful in type1 diabetics who eat frequently throughout the day, have tendency towards high sugars in the morning due to "dawn phenomenon", and/or are unable to achieve good control despite multiple injections of Insulin daily. The pump provides a "basal" rate of Insulin that can be adjusted throughout the day. You still need to tell it when you eat and how much Insulin to do. ...Read more

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How does insulin work?

INSULIN: Transports sugar molecules from the bloodstream to inside the cells, so they can utilize glucose for energy. ...Read more

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Bs runs 250 only after i eat, BMI of 22. Is that typical of type 2 or is it 1.5? Very insulin sensitive, insulin works great but only 5-6 units a day.

Bs runs 250 only after i eat, BMI of 22. Is that typical of type 2 or is it 1.5? Very insulin sensitive, insulin works great but only 5-6 units a day.

Insulin and glucose: If you are a diabetic currently taking insulin, you should have an endocrinologist. And, if so, it would seem like a good time to discuss proper dosing and glucose monitoring. ...Read more

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What will an insulin response test measure?

What will an insulin response test measure?

Clarification: Are you talking about an Insulin tolerance test, in which you give somebody Insulin and measure response of other hormones or about how your Insulin responds when you get a sugar load. ...Read more

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Giving insulin during pregnency is safe ?

Giving insulin during pregnency is safe ?

Yes: Hi. Yes, insulin is as safe in pregnancy as any other time. The one big inherent risk with insulin is hypoglycemia. The risk of hypoglycemia is, of course, present using insulin in pregnancy as it is in non-pregnant patients. Go over your goal BG range and BG testing protocol with your doc running your diabetes during the pregnancy. To your tight control! Be safe. Good luck with the pregnancy. ...Read more