Hurry up, insulin!
How many times have we PWDs (people with diabetes) had that thought, wishing our darn insulin would kick in and start working to cover our food or bring down an unexpected glucose high?
Insulins still take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to really start working in these days, but there is a new option that science says could help speed up absorption: it’s called Hylenex, an injectable liquid enzyme that…
Hurry up, insulin!
Welcome back to another Saturday edition of our weekly advice column Ask D’Mine.
Note from your host Wil Dubois, a veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator in New Mexico:
It’s been a rough week for me, People. It started with one of my patients trying to commit suicide in the lobby of the clinic and pretty much went downhill from there. Why did he want to kill himself? Because his insurance refused to…
Traveling with diabetes can be a daunting task for even the most experienced PWDs (persons with diabetes).
Did I pack enough needles? Is my insulin safe? Got backup prescriptions just in case? Are there doctors where I’m going who’ll accept my insurance if need be?
Yup, traveling to an unfamiliar country can be especially challenging with diabetes…
Today, we’re happy to introduce Stephanie Bradford from central Pennsylvania, a freelance writer and marketing consultant who’s been…Read more »
All we can say is whew! This week the California Supreme Court ruled that the law in that state doesn’t mean that only school nurses are qualified to give insulin shots to students with diabetes. In a critical victory for the D-Community, the court says “trained, unlicensed school personnel” can also take on the task of administering insulin as long as both a doctor and parents give their OK.
We’re incredibly relieved to hear…
Those of us living with diabetes, especially type 1, feel like we’re never-ending math story problems.
How many units do you take if you want to eat X amount of carbs, at a current blood sugar of Y, with a sensitivity factor of Z that varies due to time of day, amount of sleep, any stress you may be experiencing, or which way the wind is blowing?
We are walking D-Math calculators.
Technology makes it…