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Insulin Pumps 'more Effective Than Injections' For Type 2 Diabetes

For patients with type 2 diabetes, managing the condition can involve multiple daily injections of insulin. But a new study published in The Lancet suggests that insulin pumps may be more effective for controlling blood sugar levels. This is not the first time a study has protested the benefits of insulin pumps. Last year, Medical News Today reported on a study suggesting that insulin pumps are better than insulin injections for type 1 diabetes. But the team involved in this latest study, led by Prof. Yves Reznik of the University of Caen Côte de Nacre Regional Hospital Center in France, claims theirs is the largest study to date that explores the effectiveness of insulin pumps for type 2 diabetes - the type that accounts for 90-95% of all diabetes cases. Type 2 diabetes is a condition whereby the body is unable to produce or use the hormone insulin effectively, resulting in high blood sugar levels. Over time, high blood sugar levels can cause nerve damage, stroke, and kidney, eye or heart diseases. In some cases, the condition can be managed through diet or blood sugar-lowering medication, such as metformin. But in many cases, a patient may require multiple daily doses of insulin Continue reading >>

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  1. pottersusan

    I've been told Novorapid hangs around for about 4 hours. I'm beginning to think that it hangs around for longer during the night. Given its time to start acting varies tremendously for me during the day, it seems quite possible.
    Thoughts please.

  2. Pumper_Sue

    I understood it to last for 5 hours.

  3. grovesy

    I suspect that in some it varies.

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