Insulin Injection Sites

Insulin Injection Sites

If you use insulin, you will have various injection sites for use in injecting exogenous insulin.  The most common site for injecting insulin is the stomach or abdomen.  Other common areas include the upper part of the arms, the upper aspect of the hips or buttocks, and the outer aspect of the thighs.  These are […]

Diabetic Dermopathy

Diabetic Dermopathy

Diabetic dermopathy is a condition associated with the skin of diabetics.  The lesions of diabetic dermopathy look light brown or red in color, are round or oval in shape, and are slightly indented and scaly patches that are more commonly found on the shins of diabetic patients.  They can occur at any time but tend […]

Functions of insulin

Functions of insulin

Insulin is a protein-based hormone that is made by the beta cells of the pancreas.  Most people know that insulin is the hormone that helps the body’s cells put glucose into the cells for use as cellular fuel.  In the absence of insulin, the cells do not have enough biochemical energy so they must use […]

Diabetes and Omega-3

omega 3

When it comes to diabetes and omega-3s, the two do and do not get along together really well. It is like a fifty-fifty situation. The inference contained in this article is “better be safe than sorry.” Because of the conflicting shreds of evidence regarding the use of omega 3 fatty acids in Diabetes, it is […]

Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA) Supplementation For Diabetic Neuropathy

Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), also called gamolenic acid is an essential omega-6 fatty acid. It is synthesized from linoleic acid, through the process of dehydration via an enzyme called d6 desaturase. Omega-6 fatty acids together with Omega-3 fatty acids are collectively known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). These are necessary to maintain optimal health by promoting […]

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