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Insulin and CVD Risk – Myth Busted!

September 4, 2012 in News

Any time you are prescribed a new medicine, it is normal and healthy to be concerned about potential side effects – especially if it is something you are likely to be taking long-term.

If you’ve been prescribed insulin, or have looked into the possibility, you may have heard that one of the potential side effects dicussed in the media is an increased risk of heart attack. It is true that experts have been concerned about the long term effects insulin injections may or may not have over the long term, but there has been little conclusive evidence for these effects. Read the rest of this entry →

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What are you taking?

September 4, 2012 in News

Due to the rapid increase in the rate of diabetes in the United States, there has been a lot of healthcare research focused on finding the best way to provide quality care in the most cost-efficient manner possible.

One recent study looked at the prescriptions type 2 diabetes patients are receiving when they first start taking an oral medication for glucose management. There are currently six basic classes of these medications, all of which help lower blood glucose. Each of these has a different set of benefits, and the costs among the choices can vary a great deal. Read the rest of this entry →