Review of TempraMed VIVI Cap 1: Reusable Insulin Cooler Cap

The TempraMed VIVI Cap 1 is a reusable insulin cap cooler that promises to keep your insulin safe in extreme weather – protecting it from both hot and cold. Your insulin won’t overheat, and it won’t freeze. This is a great tool for the hot summer months or the dead of the winter. Wouldn’t you […]

Insulin at 100, Part 2: Failed Promises, Bold Breakthroughs

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By James S. Hirsch Image source: diaTribe The discovery of insulin in 1921 was heralded as the cure for diabetes. The reality was different. Insulin, to be sure, could temporarily lower blood sugars to near-normal ranges, but it could also cause hypoglycemia – blood sugars that […]

Semglee, A Low-Cost Basal Insulin, Comes to the US

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Karena Yan and Joseph Bell A more affordable alternative to Lantus (insulin glargine) will cost $148 for five pre-filled insulin pens Mylan and Biocon Biologics announced last month the long-awaited US launch of Semglee, a new insulin aiming to be deemed “biosimilar” to insulin glargine (basal insulin) […]

How to Safely Transition to Multiple Daily Injections (MDI)

As the reality of living during a pandemic slowly starts to sink in, people are changing their expectations for what 2020 (and beyond!) looks like. Some people have delayed their weddings, or put plans for a baby on hold, and many people have lost their jobs. In the US, where health insurance is so intimately […]

Diabetes Deadliest Mistakes

Whether you are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you likely take medication that helps keep you alive and functioning properly. We continually measure, count and remind ourselves to take our medication and/or insulin very meticulously to ensure we are taking the proper medication and correct doses. But we are human, and mistakes […]

What to Do If You Need Insulin Right Now

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lala Jackson What to Do If You Have No Insulin at All Go to the emergency room. Under US law (The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act), the emergency room cannot turn you down in a life-threatening emergency if you do not […]

Diabetes Love Letter: From Briana to Husband

By Briana Payne Dear Aaron, You are my husband, best friend, father to our children, and partner in crime. You were there in the instacare clinic on a Sunday morning April 24, 2016, when I got the dreaded diagnosis of diabetes. We later confirmed the following week that it was type 1 diabetes because I […]

Insulin Pump Use and Exercise Strategies

This content originally appeared on Diabetes Motion. Republished with permission.Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, if you use insulin, you may choose to use a specialized insulin pump for both your basal and bolus insulin delivery (1). Pumps have a small catheter placed under your skin and are programmed to cover your […]

Should People With Type 2 Diabetes Consider this Cheaper Insulin?

With analog insulin costing patients a great deal, should those with type 2 diabetes consider older but cheaper human insulins like R and NPH? A recent study looked at how blood sugar management was affected by this switch in older adults with type 2 diabetes. Analog insulins include brands such as Humalog, Novolog, and Apidra, […]