Posts Tagged ‘Insulin’

Psychological Insulin Resistance

Guest Post by David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator One of the main conclusions the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) investigators themselves have drawn from their findings is that combinations of treatments will routinely be needed for type 2 diabetes. It proved that glycemic control limits retinopathy (and probably other microvascular complications) as much for type…

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Insulin Use: Basic Self Adjustment Strategies

***NOTE: Always Discuss your self care plans with your health care professionals before making changes, especially with insulin dose adjustments. The comments here are made as a general guideline and not for an individual to follow without support from their usual diabetes  team.*** Guest Post by David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator When first diagnosed with diabetes…

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From Little Things Big Things Grow

learning how to manage diabetes

Guest Post by David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator In my experience working in a large Sydney teaching hospital as a diabetes educator most people I met as an inpatient (in hospital for any reason and having at some time in the past diagnosed with diabetes) had limited or no self management education about diabetes. Visits with…

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Basal Bolus Insulin: Is It For You?

Guest Post David Mapletoft Diabetes Educator Almost all people with type 2 diabetes will eventually need insulin. A regimen of bedtime intermediate-acting insulin in combination with daytime oral drugs is simple to start and results in rapid improvement in glycaemic control. It can be started safely in general practice and is the most practical way of…

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