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10 Diabetic Friendly Fruits To Help You Manage Diabetes Better

Diabetes mellitus (DM) commonly referred to as Diabetes, is a chronic disorder. It occurs when the pancreas does not secrete enough insulin or when the cells of the body become resistant to insulin. In either case, the blood sugar cannot get into the cells for storage, which then leads to serious complications. Diabetes, perhaps more than any other disease, is strongly associated with the western diet, as it was uncommon in cultures consuming a 'primitive diet'. However as cultures switch from their native diets, to the foods of commerce; their rate of diabetes increases eventually reaching the proportions seen in the western societies. However, what's alarming is the fact that India Is home to 62 million diabetics and the number is estimated to be 100 million by 2030. Obesity is seen as one of the major contributing factors to the development of insulin resistance in approximately 90% of the individuals with type-2 diabetes. In most cases, achieving ideal body weight is associated with the restoration of normal blood sugar levels. Hence dietary modifications and treatment are fundamental to the successful treatment of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. There are some specific foods Continue reading >>

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  1. Krysten

    Toujeo v Levemir

    With my new pregnancy, I've been advised to switch from Toujeo to Levemir.
    I was previously on 28u of Toujeo and now on 30U Levemir.
    I wanted to clarify some confusion on Toujeo being 3x concentrated. Toujeo is 3x more concentrated but the unit to unit comparison is the same. 30U of toujeo is the same amount of insulin as 30U Levemir, just in a smaller volume. The units is referring to the amount of medication (insulin) as opposed to the amount of fluids being injected.
    I trialed this by injecting 15U of toujeo into a small cup and 15U Levemir into same size cup. As suspected, there was significantly more "fluid" in the Levemir cup.
    This came up with my endo when she advised me to switch to Levemir, which has been trialed and found to be safe during pregnancy. She instructed to increase to 30U because I've dropped other meds. When I asked her if I shouldn't be taking 90U as Levemir is only 1/3 as strong as toujeo she just about had a heart attack. She then explained the unit/volume difference.
    I began the Levemir last night. 28u toujeo the previous night saw my FBG at 125. 30U Levemir saw my fbg at 98 today.

  2. Chrysalis

    Sounds like you and your endo have got all your bases covered, Krysten. Good job! And, yes, I knew that about Toujeo-- the units are the same but the concentration (units/ml) are different. I'm glad that you discussed it with your endo.

  3. jwags

    Thanks for explaining that. I wonder why people use the more expensive Toujeo, then, if the units are the same.

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