Ask D'Mine: Units vs. Millileters in Insulin Dosing

Our weekly diabetes advice column explains how to convert Lantus insulin doses for use of the highly concentrated Toujeo insulin, without overdosing.
Source: Diabetes Mine - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: blogs

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Insulin overdoses have been mostly described in literature as accidental and suicidal deaths, especially in diabetic patients. The present case study deals with a 68  years old male found dead in his bedroom. The victim worked as health care professional ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
As physicians, many of our daily practices involve administration of substances that are shrouded in mystery. Certain medications, specifically opioids, have been part of tragic news stories, and have turned young children into orphans, happy spouses into widows and widowers, and once-aspirational youth into memories. The CDC reports that on average, 130 people die each day from an opioid overdose. With such harrowing statistics, why take opioids in the first place? Well, if used appropriately, opioids can significantly improve pain with relatively tolerable side effects. A short-term course of opioids (typically 3 to 7 da...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Addiction Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: The probe responds quickly to H2S in tumors and the liver, and MSOT imaging with the probe offers cross-secitonal and 3D spatial information of liver injury. This study may provide an effective approach for accessing medication side effects by tracking drug-metabolism-related products.
Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
FDA is hoping to put the brakes on the use of unapproved or unauthorized devices for diabetes management. The federal agency is putting out a stern warning that the use of these unauthorized technologies could result in inaccurate blood glucose measurements or unsafe insulin dosing. This in turn could lead to injury requiring medical intervention or even death. In a release, the agency said it is aware that patients may choose to create these systems or purchase unauthorized or unapproved components or systems because of personal preference or for cost reasons. FDA said it is concerned that patients may not fully be aware ...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
UCLA bioengineers and their colleagues have developed a new type of insulin that could help prevent hypoglycemia in people who use the drug to manage diabetes.The treatment is being evaluated for potential clinical trials and, if successful, could change diabetes care. Thestudy   was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Insulin is a hormone naturally produced in the pancreas. It helps the body regulate glucose, which is consumed through food and provides the body with energy.Diabetes occurs when a person ’s body does not naturally produce insulin (Type 1 diabetes), or does not efficie...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Condition:   Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Interventions:   Drug: Insulin 287;   Drug: Insulin glargine Sponsor:   Novo Nordisk A/S Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Dominique E. Martin1,2, Amanda K. Jones1,3, Sambhu M. Pillai1,4, Maria L. Hoffman1,5, Katelyn K. McFadden1,6, Steven A. Zinn1, Kristen E. Govoni1 and Sarah A. Reed1* 1Department of Animal Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, United States 2Department of Psychology, Providence College, Providence, RI, United States 3Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, Aurora, CO, United States 4School of Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, United States 5Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences, The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, United St...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our findings describe the most reported risk factors for preventability of oral anticoagulant-induced bleedings. These factors may be useful for targeting interventions to improve pharmacovigilance activities in our regional territory and to reduce the burden of medication errors and inappropriate prescription. Introduction Oral anticoagulant therapy is widely used for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation, or for the prevention and treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (Raj et al., 1994; Monaco et al., 2017). Oral anticoagulants can be di...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Geng-Hong Xia1†, Chao You1,2†, Xu-Xuan Gao1, Xiu-Li Zeng1, Jia-Jia Zhu1, Kai-Yu Xu3, Chu-Hong Tan1, Ruo-Ting Xu1, Qi-Heng Wu1, Hong-Wei Zhou3, Yan He4*‡ and Jia Yin1*‡ 1Department of Neurology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 2Department of Neurology, The First People's Hospital of Zunyi, Zunyi, China 3State Key Laboratory of Organ Failure Research, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 4Microbiome Medicine Center, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical Univ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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