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Managing Type 2 Diabetes with Insulin

Managing Type 2 diabetes is certainly not an easy undertaking. Diabetes diasease has the progressive nature and nearly all people with Type 2 diabetes will eventually require insulin injections to keep their blood glucose levels under control. Type 2 diabetes is in no way “a simple form of diabetes” as many may think.

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Exercise and Diabetes. Exercising with an Insulin Pump

Exercise and Diabetes. Exercising with an Insulin PumpAny diabetes management plan should include exercise regimen. Exercise is highly beneficial for people with diabetes mellitus. The use of an insulin pump can ensure that insulin will be delivered in right amount and dangerous hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level) after exercise be avoided.

As exercise begins, free fatty acids are released from the adipose tissue (fat tissue) as an initial source of energy for muscles. Within 10 minutes of beginning exercise, the liver accelerates the production and release of glucose, which provides our muscles with a needed source of energy. Because of this, exercise can result in initial hyperglycemia (high blood glucose level), followed by postexercise hypoglycemia. An insulin pump can be very helpful in this instance because in already hyperglycemic people with diabetes who have blood glucose level more than 240 mg/dl, exercise-induced ketosis may occur. Using an insulin pump this people can administer a small insulin bolus at the beginning of exercise.

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Insulin Pump Therapy. Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion

Insulin Pump Therapy. Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin InfusionInsulin pump therapy known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion or CSII is an option to deliver insulin for someone affected by sugar diabetes. There are two main options to administer insulin in diabetes management, namely multiple daily insulin injections using syringes and vials, or pen injectors; and continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, known as insulin pump therapy.

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