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 […]

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, […]