Insulin

 
Diana Isaacs, PharmD: An Overview of Insulin Affordability in 2020
September 01, 2020

Insulin affordability is an ongoing discussion topic for patients with diabetes and their care providers. The already difficult issue has been further compounded by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Issues in Insulin Management: 3 Cases of Type 2 Diabetes
June 24, 2020

Three patients with type 2 diabetes in different stages of life and disease all require insulin management for A1c control.

ADA 2017: Insulins go Head-to-Head
June 12, 2017

Insulin degludec vs glargine--which costs less per anum and why? We summarize this study and 2 other direct insulin comparisons reported at ADA 2017.

Primary Care Docs Prefer Tight Glucose Control in T2D
November 05, 2015

Stringent control was supported even in patients at high risk for related harm. Reasons found for concern over Rx "deintensification" may surprise you.

Batting Averages and Sex Improvement
March 26, 2015

Here’s a look at what’s new and interesting on the Web for health care professionals.

Diabetes Control Too Tight for Some Older Adults
January 15, 2015

Maintaining tight glycemic control in older diabetic adults who are in poor health can do far more harm than good, according to results of a new study.

Opioid Receptors May Curb Hypoglycemia in Diabetes
June 17, 2014

Activation of opioid receptors with novel approaches may prevent hypoglycemia and lead to safer intensive glycemic control, according to a study reported at the American Diabetes Association 74th Scientific Sessions.

"Diabetes Is Primary": Primary Care Providers Are the Foundation of Diabetes Care
June 16, 2014

The fact that a "Diabetes Is Primary" session is held in parallel to the ADA scientific sessions is a significant recognition by the American Diabetes Association that primary care providers are the foundation of diabetes care in the United States. Highlights here.

More Insulin Use for Type 2 Diabetes With Analogs
June 11, 2014

The use of insulin has grown in recent years largely because of the widespread adoption of analogs. Out-of-pocket expenditures per prescription also increased.

Medication Errors in Adults-Case #11: Nonadherence With Insulin
May 19, 2014

Remembering the role the patient can play in preventing medication errors is important. Here I focus on potential errors resulting from nonadherence with insulin.