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The ABCs of Insulin Care
May 1, 1997 | 
Differing opinions about how to best care for insulin are stirring up a whirlwind of confusion. Over the last few months readers have been sending their questions and concerns to DIABETES HEALTH. The questions are simple enough: What is the best temperature to keep my insulin? Is it okay to use insulin past the expiration date? How should I mix my insulin? But answers to these questions can vary, making it hard to be sure one is doing the right thing. Here the questions and comments of insulin users will be presented with the recommendations of the companies who produce insulin.
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Marching for a Cure
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Grab Bag
Feb 1, 1997 | 
Some criminals will go to enormous lengths to beat a rap. The Palm Beach Post reported a Florida man, Wesley Shaffer, attempted to convince a jury that he was an undiagnosed diabetic who had been driven insane by eating large amounts of cotton candy. The jury didn't buy it. Mr. Shaffer was convicted on burglary charges, and then promptly escorted to jail-far from the tempting dangers of cotton candy.
Long-Acting Insulins - Shake 'em Up Baby
Jan 1, 1997 | 
Are you in danger of hypoglycemia without even knowing it? A recent study of people with insulin dependent diabetes revealed that most NPH-insulin users shake or roll their insulin only four times before injection, 16 times fewer than is necessary. This can result in concentrations of NPH that could be either too low or too high and can cause day to day blood sugar fluctuations.
Complementary Therapy: Reader's Respond
Jan 1, 1997 | 
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The Days of Animal Insulin May be Numbered — Should Corporations Make the Decision?
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The future of animal insulin looks grim. Now that 90 percent of people with type I diabetes are taking human insulin, no one denies that the era of animal insulin may be coming to a close. But for those who have come to depend on it, the availability of animal insulin is vital.
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