Analogs of Insulin

Native or regular insulin molecules self-associate as hexamers in an aqueous solution at a neutral PH and this aggregation slows absorption following subcutaneous injection. The onset of action is slow 30-60 minutes, long duration of the peak of 2-4 hours so it can cause postprandial hyperglycemia and late hypoglycemia.

Insulin

October 30, 2021 Types of Insulins Insulin is a polypeptide hormone made up of 51 amino acids. It is a key player in the intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Insulin is called a hormone of abundance. It is secreted after a meal when there is an abundance of nutrients, especially carbohydrates. It organizes … Continue reading Insulin

What To Look For When Buying a Glucometer

Updated June 3, 2022 Blood glucose monitors are small hand-held devices that are used to measure blood glucose levels at home. Testing blood glucose is part of the management of diabetic patients. There are varieties of glucometers in the market that comes with different features. Type-1 diabetic patients and Type-2 diabetic patients on insulin have to check blood glucose … Continue reading What To Look For When Buying a Glucometer

Insulin Pump

September 1, 2021 Insulin Pump Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) through a pump provides an alternative means of delivering insulin. It is the most physiological method of delivering insulin. It provides continuous subcutaneous delivery of short-acting insulin infusion (Lispro or Aspart) all day long and replaces the need for multiple daily injections in diabetics, especially … Continue reading Insulin Pump

Self Glucose Monitoring

August 22, 2021 Glucose monitoring devices Traditional glucose meters have long been a mainstay in diabetic management. Testing glucose is a major part of the treatment plan for diabetic patients. Glucometers are portable, easy to use, and convenient medical devices, that help to test blood glucose levels anywhere and anytime. There are many factors that … Continue reading Self Glucose Monitoring

Continuous Glucose Monitors

AUGUST 22, 2021 Continuous Glucose Monitors Continuous Glucose Monitors or CGMs are small wearable devices for type-1 and 2 diabetes that provide real-time continuous blood glucose monitoring that automatically tracks blood glucose levels throughout the day and night. Diabetic patients are asked to regularly monitor their blood glucose levels. Many factors such as food intake, … Continue reading Continuous Glucose Monitors

Obesity and Body mass index

August 9, 2021 Obesity implies the excess storage of body fats. The degree of obesity is assessed by comparison with the ideal weight for height, the Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is calculated by using a simple formula: BMI=kg/m2 Where kg is a person's weight in kilograms and m2 is their height in meters squared. … Continue reading Obesity and Body mass index