“In my experience, there’s a misconception that people with type 2 diabetes who use insulin have somehow failed. “As someone who’s lived with type 2 diabetes for more than a decade, and who uses insulin to manage it, this can be frustrating to hear. More than 4 million Americans use insulin as part of their effective management of type 2 diabetes, and it’s nothing to feel bad about. In fact, these opinions are both wrong-headed and dangerous: they ignore the fact that diabetes is a degenerative condition, and the misinformation can prevent people with type 2 diabetes from getting the treatment they need. …” Read the full article on Healthgrades.Continue reading
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MannKind and Sanofi announced the end of their Afrezza partnership. What happened?Continue reading
While some people with Type 2 have been able to delay adding medication through lifestyle change, to tell the story in a way that says that will work for everyone is dangerous.Continue reading
The New York Times ran an article last week on the high cost of diabetes—not for society, but for the individual. Protecting Yourself From the Cost of Type 2 Diabetes [ http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/13/health/13patient.html ] By WALECIA KONRAD Published: November 12, 2010 Diabetes patients spend $6,000 on average a year on care, one reason only 25 percent of diabetics get the treatment they need. Oh wow. A useful article about the financial burden of diabetes. Then I read further… The article asks what steps can patients take to reduce the cost of diabetes?Continue reading
Some of my medications have to be taken before meals. The directions on the label are very specific, take “30 minutes before meal.” This drove me nuts.
But one simple question to my doctor put an end to this madness.Continue reading