The insulin was taken through prehistoric syringes. Today one has a wide variety of different ways to take insulin, ranging from numerous pens to pumps and state of the art glucose metres. Thanks to innovative scientists, this constantly improving technology not only ensures one’s life but also makes this disease easier to manage and more bearable.
Diabetes is a chronic disease which has reached epidemic proportions. It is higher in developed than in developing countries. The number of adults with diabetes in the world will rise from 135 million in 1995 to 300 million in the year 2025 . The management of diabetes mellitus is complex requiring significant self-management skills, support to prevent acute complications and to reduce the risk of long-term complications. Issues beyond glycemic control need to be addressed . Every patient diagnosed with diabetes needs to have his meter/linsulin pump/logbook assessed by the, physician, microvascular screening including eye exam, neuro –monofilament exam, foot exam/pulses, urine albumin, Cr, GFR, assessment of lipid profile, blood pressure, anti-platelet agents needs to be done. In addition the patient needs smoking cessation screening/counseling, immunizations update and malignancy screening. Along with this almost every patient with diabetes to a certain degree needs counseling for healthy eating habits, monitoring of blood glucose, medication compliance that includes both oral and injectable
...adjusted at any time if needed. Needles are never fun and the thought of having to be stuck by one every day may be horrifying to some, but have no fear there is but one more option. A patient may opt out of injections, if ok by doctor, and take the oral medications. The oral medication, that is prescribed, helps stimulate the pancreas so that it will produce and release insulin on its own. Although, there are many different options to manage diabetes the use of any of these techniques must first be okayed by the patient’s primary doctor.
The ultimate goal of diabetic management is the control and stabilization of blood glucose levels. This continual stabilization of glucose reduces the patient’s risk of developing diabetic related health issues and problems in the future. By reducing or even eliminating obstacles that prevent patients from following prescribed insulin treatment therapies can increase patient compliance and improve patients health overall.
Insulin is either injected with a syringe or delivered from an insulin pump. The goal is to copy the way the pancreas would produce and distribute insulin.
The passage of time has led to a greater understanding of the management and treatment of Diabetes mellitus. Diabetes affects over 21 million Americans (U.S Government , 2006). Despite considerable progress in the treatments and technology for type1 diabetes including improved insulin pumps and accurate monitors, glycemic control goals often remain out of reach. The transition from simple urine sugar screening tests to sophisticated meters and reagent strips systems to monitor glucose has now emerged into a whole new perspective for diabetes treatment (S.F.CLARKE, 2012). Artificial Pancreas technology is an emerging and revolutionary development in diabetes care (Artificial Pancreas Project).
Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that has affected more than 140 million people in the world. This disease, results from the attack of the killer T-cells of the immune system upon the ?-cells in the pancreas that produces insulin. (Lin et al., 2001). Until recently, this disease could only be treated with daily insulin injections and adherence to a strict, low glucose diet. With more than ninety percent of diabetics at risk for future complications like heart disease, blindness, and renal failure, diabetes has developed into more than just a medical issue. Diabetes is also becoming largely an emotional and economic issue. Victims of this disease have no choice but to adjust their lives around the only object that could change their lives?a daily injection that may cost 50% of the annual income in developing countries and up to 600% in non-developed countries. New technology th...
According to the American Diabetes Association, 28.5 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes. Out of that number, there are 215,000 children under the age of 20 with the disease. About 1 out of every 400 children and adolescents have diabetes. Diabetes is broken down into Type 1 and Type 2. Diabetes is a chronic condition that will require treatment for the lifetime of the patient. For this paper I will explain the differences between the two and focus on the treatment of Type 1.There are several different ways to manage Type 1 Diabetes. Fine needle syringe, insulin pen or insulin pump. Should the insulin pump be a required form of treatment instead of the other two options? To answer this question, the basis for the research paper will be on how well the insulin pump regulates the blood sugar over the other 2 types of treatments.
Needle-prick method was one of the earliest innovations in blood glucose monitoring and stayed the gold standard for a while. Right from the time, Ames Company released Dextrosix in 1965, this invasive method of blood glucose technology advanced rapidly. Even though the first glucose meter took six years to follow the Dextrostix blood strip, advancements followed rapidly. There were 2 companies in the market in 1971, but by 1987, there were 20 companies in market working on producing a better glucose meter. By 1987, as standard glucose monitoring technologies were hitting a plateau in terms of innovation, an effort to begin low-cost glucose monitoring started. This effort was directed at making the glucose monitors easily available at home, making patient use easier.
Diabetes is a disease that can be devastating to some families, but it is not that bad as it seems. With the correct amount of exercise and moderation, it can be maintained with several different methods. A large part of the United States population has a form of diabetes. Today, there are many treatments that improve the lives of those living with this disease. With the correct understanding, it can be manageable and change the lives of the diabetic and his/her family. Some people may think of this as a bad thing for children to have but with the proper management and exercise, it can be maintained as well as bring a family closer to one another. As a brother of a type 1 diabetic, I know how hard it is to live with it and how to manage it. There are ways which make diabetes safe and manageable. Some methods are similar but most of them are different. The most common method to help manage diabetes is with a pod or a pump, both of which give insulin to the body. The next method is exercise and it can be combined with the pod or the pump to provide an even better managing system. Taking shots is another common method, but requires more work than the others do. While these systems already exist, scientists and companies are already working on different methods to take insulin. For example, an inhalable spray and a pill have been created and are being tested. These two methods would make taking insulin much easier and quicker. A more expensive procedure that has also been created is an artificial pancreas which produces insulin like a normal pancreas. This is a more lengthy and costly procedure which has not shown many benefits yet. Within the coming years, scientists and companies will make breakthroughs on how to man...