Posts Tagged ‘insulin’

Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery during Pregnancy in Women with Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by • August 17th, 2016

A 32-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes mellitus presents to your office. She is 8 weeks pregnant. Her blood sugar has been well controlled on a standard insulin pump, but she understands that blood sugar can be more difficult to control during pregnancy.  You have previously discussed the importance of tight glucose control in pregnancy… Read More…

Liraglutide in Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by • July 28th, 2016

To assess the long-term effects of liraglutide on cardiovascular outcomes and other clinically important events, the Liraglutide Effect and Action in Diabetes: Evaluation of Cardiovascular Outcome Results (LEADER) trial was initiated in 2010. Patients with type 2 diabetes who had a glycated hemoglobin level of 7.0% or more were eligible if they either had not… Read More…

Diabetes Care Goals: Are We Making Progress?

Posted by • April 24th, 2013

As a medical resident in primary care over the past three years, I cared for a large number of diabetic patients, and each one seemed to present a unique challenge. For instance, Walter, who was legally blind, lived alone, and required daily treatment with insulin. After numerous discussions with our clinic pharmacist and social worker,… Read More…