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The Best Company For Investing In The Diabetes Market

The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention estimates that 29.1 million Americans suffer from diabetes, with that number reaching as high as 387 million around the globe. By 2035, the worldwide number is estimated to grow to as many 592 million patients. Diabetes is a chronic disease caused by the body's inability to produce or effectively utilize insulin, which prevents the body from adequately regulating blood glucose levels. Diabetes is typically classified into two major groups: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder characterized by the body attacking its own insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Without any natural insulin production, patients with type 1 diabetes must rely on frequent insulin injections in order to regulate and maintain blood glucose levels. As of 2012, about 1.25 million American had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that results when the body is unable to produce sufficient amounts of insulin or becomes insulin resistant, and this type is much more common than type 1. About 19 million Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and a further 8.1 million have type 2 but remain u Continue reading >>

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  1. Stump86

    Another quick question about insulin!
    Say you know you have 4U insulin on board after some meal and you're wanting to take a correction and factor in that IOB. Is that 4U IOB the same as if you had just injected 4U of insulin, or is it somehow diminished having come from an earlier injection? Thanks!

  2. hypercarmona

    It varys from person to person, but I've always assumed that around 15-25% is used per hour after injection. For example, if it's only been 30 minutes since my injection, I'd lop off only 10%. This would leave me with 3.6 units on board for a 4 unit bolus. If this amount is greater than the amount of correction I'd need to take, I wouldn't necessarily need to take a correction.

  3. Richard157

    Carmona seems to deal with this the same way I do. If you took 4U before a meal and your ISF is 4 (insulin lasts 4 hours before giving out) then there is a 3U IOB 1 hr after the meal, 2U at 2hr, 1U at 3hr and 0U at 4hr. This assumes your fast acting does last 4 hr. I use Humalog and I think you use Novolog so it may not last as long??? This is the way my pump is programmed to work.

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