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Discoveries in Diabetes | The Saturday Evening Post

Asked to rank ten things, people are commonly afraid of, respondents listed having injections in fifth place behind a fear of snakes, sharks, heights and lighting. So, for now, I’ve actually got the hang of MDI again – you’d think I’d know after 41 years prior to going onto the pump back in 2008 – but if you don’t use it – you lose it as the saying goes. Phoenix is starting to complain about so many injections everyday so they thought these might help him with the stress of injections. But then, after I posted, I got to thinking: Just how did the Austin, Tex., woman who came up with this inspired idea–one Catherine “K.K.” Patton of Austin, Tex.–make it happen? Taking injectable medications may cause pain, bruising, discomfort or anxiety due to repeated skin punctures. It makes taking shots easier for you. Combining Medtronic’s expertise in diabetes and Henry Schein’s access and reach into PCP offices will help better serve the 27.9 million Americans with type 2 diabetes.

Een stripje kost ongeveer tussen de 50 cent en een euro per stuk. I’m fine with that that I can only use the port for one insulin. For a 5 day period a box of insuflon would last for 7 weeks, and the daily cost to the HSE would be €1.20 per day & €36.00 per month. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional. It has been a leading provider of infusion sets for insulin pump therapy worldwide since the mid 1980’s, and currently manufactures the infusion sets Quick-set®, inset® and inset® 30 among others. The i-Port will also help relieve those who experience anxiety from injecting their diabetes medications. Keeping an eye on people with diabetes who are not on pumps, Medtronic has invested in the i-Port injection aid device and has worked on the design to create the i-Port Advance.

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. In a Michigan study, nearly half of all heart surgery patients experienced blood sugar levels high enough to require temporary insulin treatment after their operation, despite never having diabetes. Now down to a fantastic feature called “Smart Guard”. The kid that used to scream, cry and run away when it was time for insulin was gone…. The disposable i-port injection port, about the size of a quarter, minimizes the need to puncture the skin with each dose of medicine. When applying the adhesive device, an insertion needle guides a tiny, flexible tube under the skin. The insertion needle is then removed and the soft tube remains below the skin, allowing access into the underlying tissue.

Easier dosing Easier dosing: Calculating insulin requirement can be a complex task with many different aspects to be considered. There is even a temporary basal rate option to proportionally reduce the basal insulin rate, an option that can be used during exercise, for example. For more information, visit i-port.com. I’m used to holding the tubing down as sort of an anchor to help, whereas these do not have that “anchor.” One tip I found was to slowly raise it up enough to hold the sides of the tape down before continuing to remove it. Phase II clinical testing shows that the ultra-rapid-acting intranasal insulin maintained safe glucose levels better than oral antidiabetes medicines and basal insulin. For people taking injection therapy who want to minimize the intrusion of injections on daily life, the i-port(R) is the only product conceived by a person with diabetes that offers a simple, convenient way to eliminate the need to puncture the skin with each dose of medication. Myth: My child must be in good diabetes control (have a normal A1C) before starting a pump.

Data were reported at the 2008 Scientific Sessions meeting of the American Diabetes Association.

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