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What is a remote insulin pump?

What is a remote insulin pump?

Insulin pump types: the pump used in the USA are external pumps vs in some european countries there are internal or implanted pumps under the skin. I am not aware of any remote pumps ...Read more

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Dr. Roshani Sanghani
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Insulin Pump (Definition)

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


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Is there a test to determine if it's type one diabetes where the pancreas is not producing any insulin?

Is there a test to determine if it's type one diabetes where the pancreas is not producing any insulin?

Yes: Looking at the Insulin and c- peptide levels are helpful compared to the blood sugar level. Sometimes antibody studies are necessary to determine if it might be type 1 or type 2. Some people have components of both. Please also discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I know a young person who is diabetic. Is there a site available for an insulin pump for him?

I know a young person who is diabetic. Is there a site available for an insulin pump for him?

See the doctor: There is a process to go through to get an Insulin pump. My recommendation is for him to see his doctor for a referral to a pump educator. He can then learn the pros and cons from all the pumps. Then he can make an informed decision about which is best for him. ...Read more

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What is an insulin pump?

What is an insulin pump?

Delivers Insulin: An Insulin pump is a device that holds Insulin in a resevoir and delivers it to the body via a small needle placed, often in the fatty tissue of the abdomen. Insulin is pumped at a rate set by the doctor/patient to provide a continuous flow of insulin. Often the patient will press a button to deliver a slightly larger dose of Insulin at mealtimes. The devices are getting smaller all the time. ...Read more

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Is there an insulin pump that moniters your blood also?

Can be used together: Many patients on Insulin pumps also use a continuous glucose sensor, a device that measures the glucose in the tissues under the skin. This does not totally eliminate the need to do fingerstick testing, but gives much more information than intermittent testing. The results of displayed by the monitor can be used by the patient to make decisions about how much Insulin to take. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective kind of pump for a type 1 diabetic?

What would be a highly effective kind of pump for a type 1 diabetic?

There is no 1, ideal: Pump all satisfy requirements by fda each have different 'bells/ whistles' pick you that you find fits your needs best. ...Read more

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What is a good insulin meter?

What is a good insulin meter?

Any major meter: Hi. All commercial meters have to pass muster with the FDA. I don't think we're supposed to give product endorsements on here, but suffice it to say all the major players are very good. Good luck, and control your diabetes tightly for life! ...Read more

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What is a good insulin meter?

Insulin meter: I presume you mean a blood sugar meter. If that is correct there are many brands of blood glucose meter, most being available at your pharmacy. If you have diabetes your doctor should have given you some ideas of which blood glucose meter to use. Do you indeed have diabetes? If so you should have been using a glucose meter by now. What am I missing? ...Read more

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If a patient needs to take >50 units of lantus (insulin glargine) at a time, is there any data that says it should be split into different sites or syringes? Thank you.

I usually only: Split the dosage when it gets to over 100 units and requires two injections, i don't have any patients in my practice requiring bid dosing. ...Read more

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Is lantis a slow release insulin if so is humilin n the same need a cheaper answer for lantis

Is lantis a slow release insulin if so is humilin n the same need a cheaper answer for lantis

Lantis : Lantis is a slow release Insulin injection that is administered once a day, good for 24 hours. Humulin is not the same. Humulin lasts for about 14 hours and peaks differently than lantus (insulin glargine). If you were to switch to humulin, you may need to give your self 2 injections/day to regulate your blood sugar. Let your doctor know what your wishes are and that you'd like to opt for a substitute, one that is more affordable. The change may, however, change the way you administer Insulin to yourself in terms of how many injections you need in a day, as well as the frequency for which you check your blood sugar. ...Read more

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What is the youngest a diabetic can have a pump?

Any age: Because certain Insulin pumps can deliver the tiniest doses of insulin, i prefer them to injections in some of our infants and newborns with diabetes. ...Read more

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Is there a simple blood test to measure pro gastrin releasing peptide (pro GRP) or does it have to be done at a specialist centre.

Is there a simple blood test to measure pro gastrin releasing peptide (pro GRP)  or does it have to be done at a specialist centre.

Not a regular test: I have not heard about this test. So I doubt that you can get it done in an ordinary lab. Ask your doctor who advised you to do this test. He or she will know where to send you or they may take your blood sample and ship it to a lab that they know can do it. Are you seeing a gastroenterologist for any stomach problem?. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it complicated to use a diabetic pump?

No: But it is time consuming to learn how. Many doctor's offices are not equipped to handle pumps. Talk to your doctor and find out how comfortable he/she is in teaching - or have him refer you to a diabetes pump center. ...Read more

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What is the possibility that the baby is safe when a woman has uncontrolled type II diabetes?

What is the possibility that the baby is safe when a woman has uncontrolled type II diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes: No person is safe when type 2 diabetes is uncontrolled!! If you can't get in to see your doctor soon ask to see a diabetes educator as soon as possible. While waiting, don't forget to check your blood sugar regularly. ...Read more

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Diabetes: Does a person hold the needle of a Humalog (insulin lispro) Kwik Pen in place in the stomach for a count of 6 to make sure insulin is in the body, or not?

Diabetes: Does a person hold the needle of a Humalog (insulin lispro) Kwik Pen in place in the stomach for a count of 6 to make sure insulin is in the body, or not?

Best: It is best to hold needle in place for a good 5 seconds to insure complete injection of dose into the subcutaneous tissue. ASk your doctor to set you up an appointment with a diabetes educator who would be happy to go over injections in person with you. Another option is to call Lilly, the make of HUmalog (insulin lispro) and they can provide support for you as well. ...Read more

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What is the chance of a person with hypoglycemia getting diabetes?

What is the chance of a person with hypoglycemia getting diabetes?

Hypoglycemia/diabete: Some people who are hypoglycemic for no other reason, can go on some time in their life and become diabetics. ...Read more

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What is the best way to diagnose pre diabetes? Id regular blood test is negative is there still a chance to have pre diabetes?

What is the best way to diagnose pre diabetes?  Id regular blood test is negative is there still a chance to have pre diabetes?

A1c: Check a blood test called a1c. This gives you a 3 month avg blood sugar. It does not require you to fast. A1c of 5.7-6.4 is considered pre dm if it happens twice. ...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