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What Does It Mean To Be A Type 2 Diabetes?

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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes occurs mostly in people aged over 40 years. However, an increasing number of younger people, even children, are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The first-line treatment is diet, weight control and physical activity. If the blood sugar (glucose) level remains high despite these measures then tablets to reduce the blood glucose level are usually advised. Insulin injections are needed in some cases. Other treatments include reducing blood pressure if it is high, lowering high cholesterol levels and also using other measures to reduce the risk of complications. Although diabetes cannot be cured, it can be treated successfully. If a high blood sugar level is brought down to a normal level, your symptoms will ease. You still have some risk of complications in the long term if your blood glucose level remains even mildly high - even if you have no symptoms in the short term. However, studies have shown that people who have better glucose control have fewer complications (such as heart disease or eye problems) compared with those people who have poorer control of their glucose level. Therefore, the main aims of treatment are: To keep your blood glucose level as near n Continue reading >>

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  1. Anonymous

    Novolog vs Humalog vs Apidra

    Hi all! Do you know guys know if there is any difference between these meds?
    I read some articles, and know that there is a difference in the time the insulin kicks in. Some are faster some are slower. But have you ever tried one and switched to the other and noticed a huge change? I'm asking, cuz I was on Apidra but then my insurance doesn't cover it anymore so my doc changed it to Novolog, and I just feel that something is off? You're help and insights are very appreciated!
    Have a wonderful day! :)

  2. Daveyboy176

    I have been a type 1 diabetic for 30 years and have had an insulin pump for 10 years. I have used both Novolog and Humalog. I have found for me that the Novolog worked faster and I had more sudden lows that were harder to feel coming on. With Humalog I have a better sense of my lows coming on and I do not drop as fast. I have never used Apidra, but my doctor suggested I check and see if there are benefits with this insulin. I, unfortunately, have built an insulin resistance and I am having issues with my Humalog. From what I have read about Apidra, from other diabetics, they say they experience faster drops with Apidra and it takes more then your other two insulins. I hope this helped

  3. Type1Lou

    Here are a few links that discuss the "differences" between Apidra, Novolog and Humalog…the last is the most clinical and recent while the others offer opinions of users. (There are more discussions that you can find by googling Apidra vs Novolog vs Humalog.
    http://www.diabetesdaily.com/forum/type-1-dia...
    http://www.healthline.com/diabetesmine/test-d...
    http://www.globalrph.com/rapid-acting-analogu...

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