Canadian Diabetes Association Recommendations for Human and Animal Insulins, 1997
Oct 1, 1997 |
(Our) survey results indicate that for some people, changing insulins has a negative impact on their health, well-being and quality of life. People need more information as to the reasons for changing their insulin and they need to have the choice. They need the support of their physicians and their diabetes health care teams during this time of change-over. The (Canadian) National Advocacy Committee is committed to advocating for the continuation of beef/pork insulins for those whose health, well-being or quality of life will be affected by the change.
The ABCs of Insulin Care
Rebecca Borlaug |
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.
Injection Aids: Readers Sound Off
Rebecca Borlaug |
Feb 1, 1997 |
The following is an informal, unscientific review of some of the leading injection aid products on the market. It is not the result of a comprehensive consumer satisfaction survey. While we are thankful for the responses from our readers included in the article, it should be noted that they are the opinions solely of the individuals and do not reflect the views of Diabetes Health.
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.
Novo Sues Lilly Over Insulin Cartridges
Jennifer Ogar |
Oct 1, 1996 |
Pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk filed suit against major competitor Eli Lilly on Aug. 1, alleging that Lilly deliberately created false and misleading packaging information for its new Humulin cartridges.
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