Tag Archives: Insulin

Global diabetes epidemic drives surge in insulin demand

A global diabetes epidemic is fuelling record demand for insulin but tens of millions will not get the injections they need unless there is a dramatic improvement in access and affordability, a new study concluded on Wednesday. Diabetes — which can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart problems, neuropathic pain and amputations — now affects… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy smartphones control Insulet’s tubeless insulin pump

Samsung Galaxy smartphones will be serving as the controlling device for Billerica, Massachusetts-based Insulet Corporation’s tubeless insulin pump devices, the two companies announced today. Initially, Insulet’s recently FDA-cleared Omnipod Dash Insulin Management System will only speak with an app run on a locked-down Galaxy smartphone provided to patients alongside the system itself. However, according to… Read More »

Intermittent Fasting Instead of Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes

Conventional medicine still has Type 2 diabetes pegged as a blood sugar problem. In reality, it’s a disease rooted in insulin resistance1 and faulty leptin signaling, caused by chronically elevated insulin and leptin levels. In other words, it’s a diet-derived condition. Unfortunately, as noted by Dr. Abhinav Diwan, associate professor of medicine, cell biology and… Read More »