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Diabetes Health: Insulin Pump Crossword Puzzle #14
Aug 3, 2014 | 
Test your knowledge to see how well you understand insulin pump terms.
Insulin pumps lead to lower A1C levels for insulin-dependent type 2s
Aug 2, 2014 | 
Insulin pumps can be as beneficial for those with type 2 diabetes that require insulin as they have become for those with type 1, according to a new trial.
Weekly Dulaglutide Performs Well in Comparison to Daily Liraglutide
Aug 1, 2014 | 
A comparison of the effects on A1c between users of once-weekly dulaglutide (made by Eli Lilly and Company) and once-daily liraglutide (sold as Victoza from Novo Nordisk) shows that both drugs have very similar effects.
Those with diabetes are more likely to develop head and neck cancers, research shows
Jul 29, 2014 | 
While experts have long noted that those with diabetes have a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular issues, a new study shows the risk of head and neck cancers is also higher for diabetics.
USDA Announces $78 Million Available for Local Food Enterprises
Jul 28, 2014 | 
The local food movement was given a big boost earlier this month with the announcement that the USDA has plans to invest $78 million into local and regional food enterprises.
Diabetes Health: Crossword Puzzle Solution for #13
Jul 28, 2014 | 
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Diabetes Health: Terms Used to Describe People With Diabetes for Crossword Puzzle #13
Jul 27, 2014 | 
Test your knowledge to see how well you know terms used to describe people with diabetes
Novo Nordisk Introduces New Insulin Device to U.S. Market
Jul 26, 2014 | 
Novo Nordisk has introduced the Levemir® FlexTouch® prefilled insulin delivery device to the U.S. market. The device, filled with insulin detemir [rDNA origin], the first of its kind that does not use a pushbutton extension. In a conventional insulin delivery device, a pushbutton extends out from the device. If the called-for dose is large, an extension may cause problems for the user.
How Do You Stay So Positive?
Jul 25, 2014 | 
My class was discussing why we cannot just do pancreas transplants so we can cure diabetes,” said a dear friend that volunteers for me at work. It is a lot more complicated than that, sadly. I was touched that he and his college classmates were discussing ways to cure us. As we chatted about the challenges of diabetes and our wishes for a cure, a few other volunteers gathered. When they heard me mention that I have had Type 1 diabetes for twenty years and that I take 5 – 7 injections a day to stay alive and healthy, they all looked shocked and a silence fell over the group. My volunteer said “Wow, how do you stay so positive”?
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