How does an insulin pump treat type 2 diabetes?

Very well. An Insulin pump works by delivering a steady rate of Insulin into your system. As you eat, you can give yourself periodic boluses of insulin, similar to the injections you would normally give yourself. Generally the pump is thought to give better control than individual injections. However, you still have to do your part by eating right and exercising.
Provides insulin. Some type 2 diabetics can achieve control with just diet, some with pills and some with insulin. If your type 2 diabetes requires Insulin for glucose control, a pump is an excellent way of achieving it.

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Do kids need insulin pumps if they have type 2 diabetes?

No. A child with type 2 diabetes should not need Insulin nor pumps, unless he is very far along in his disease. Usually, a child gets obese by eating too many calories, and gets pre-diabetes (type 2); which can be resolved with proper diet and exercise. If pre-diabetes advances to diabetes, then the child needs medications (plus proper diet and exercise). If that plan fails, then Insulin is added. Read more...
With insulin needs. Kids with type 2 diabetes may eventually become Insulin dependent. Under those circumstances an Insulin pump may be an appropriate way to deliver insulin. Your endocrinologist will be very helpful in discussing this with you. Read more...

Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. At er blood sugar was 325. they started insulin and discharged. Sugar now 470 but been taking meds?

Too high. Yu certainly have DM that is not controlled at this time. Over 400 is too high and if persists, you will need to go to the emergency room. Call your Dr. ASAP and get in for an evaluation and adjustment of medication, dietary counseling, and advice on Therapeutic lifestyle changes. Basically, you need to establish care with a Doctor who will provide you with continuity of care and DM management. Read more...

Why would type 2 diabetes be treated with insulin?

High glucose. In the early stages, t2dm can be treated with diet and wt loss. Wt loss is always good, but next step are drugs that target the core defect: Insulin resistance, poor Insulin response to meals with drugs like metformin, actos, januvia (sitagliptin). In time, that may not work either, and then you need to use insulin. Wt loss may work to get you off insulin. Read more...

What is maximum life expectancy on HAART meds. I have been Duovir N for over seven years now. Also on insulin for type 2 diabetes for about 3 years.

See below. People with HIV may enjoy life spans close to normal if they are on antiretroviral therapy, maintain low viral loads and CD4 counts above 350, are not coinfected with viral hepatitis, and are not injection drug users. If you meet the above criteria your life expectancy is at least 70 years and likely quite higher. see:http:///bit.ly/1GqNpY8 and http://bit.ly/1Mfm7wb. Read more...

Recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes fasting bgl is around 300. Can get upto 400 after meals I am on pills - should I be given insulin to lower it?

Maybe but it depends. 2 schools of thought regarding how to treat newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. One is to use pills (perhaps several) especially b/c most people are squeamish about giving themselves shots. Other opinion is to start w/insulin to aggressively lower sugars & protect pancreas. I'm not convinced either is right for everyone. So for now, i let my patients chose. Regardless, nutrition & exercise are key. Read more...
Time will tell. If it remains persistently high i would say so. Sometimes new onset diabetics with your numbers can return to adequate control with just orals and diet / exercise and wt loss, but i would say that is the exception. If you are taking more than two oral meds ( metformin plus glipizide) should strongly consider Insulin rather than adding third oral agent. Read more...

When taking insulin for type 2 diabetes is chromium effective?

May be. In fewer studies chromium shown to be effective in controlling blood sugars. Check with your doctor discuss side effects and if you are the appropriate candidate for this. Read more...
Usually not. Chromium effect on sugar modest changes in diet, exercise, Insulin usually outweight benefits that one can see with chromium. Read more...

Can there be a surgery for type 2 diabetes to temporarily stop the need of insulin?

No, unless obese. Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of Insulin resistance (insulin made by the pancreas does not work correctly) as well as decreased production of Insulin by the pancreas. The only surgery that can help this is bariatric surgery to help lose weight if you are significantly obese. Read more...
Surgery for Diabetes. There is no known surgery for stopping the need for insulin. If you are obese then gastric bypass may help. Read more...

I have type 2 diabetes, my sugars are 180 today, at what point would I need to consider insulin?

Many possibilities. There are many steps to be considered before insulin. Can you lose weight and improve exercise? Are you only on metformin? What is your a1c? If you are 28, you should be trying to get your a1c less than 7.5. Diet, weight loss, exercise, metformin, other oral agents, treating other conditions. If that does not work, then a consideration of insulin. Read more...