Navigation Links
Plain-Language Guides Detail Insulin Treatments
Date:4/2/2009

U.S. agency compiles comparison of therapies for both doctors and patients

THURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- New "plain language" guides from the federal government spell out the differences between available treatments for type 2 diabetes for patients and doctors alike.

The guides, produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), compare and contrast newer premixed insulin analogues to conventional insulin (human insulin). The guides examine cost, side effects and the medication's effectiveness based on a patient's need.

The guides contain similar information on type 2 diabetes, a condition in which the body fails to make enough insulin or its cells ignore the insulin, and its treatments; however, the guide for clinicians helps doctors select the right medication to prescribe by rating the treatments based on published information and the patients' need.

According to the guides, premixed insulin analogues lower A1c (or glycated hemoglobin, a long-term measure of blood sugar levels) and post-meal blood sugar better than insulin analogues meant to last all day. Long-acting insulin analogues, however, do a better job of lowering fasting blood sugar levels and are less likely to cause hypoglycemia and excessive weight gain in users.

Conventional, or premixed human, insulin also lowers post-meal blood sugar better than the premixed analogues, but otherwise is similarly good at lowering A1c and fasting blood sugar levels, according to the guides. It also had similar records on causing hypoglycemia and weight gain.

More information

The guides are available at the AHRQ.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, news release, March 30, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Applied Weather Technology Guides Mercy Ships With Latest BVS Marine Voyage Optimization Software
2. Applied Weather Technology Guides Mercy Ships with Latest BVS Marine Voyage Optimization Software
3. New tool guides doctors to save cancer patients fertility
4. Americans United for Life Releases Eight New Model Legislation & Policy Guides: Twenty-Three Model Legislation & Policy Guides Now Available
5. Reid Supply Offers Free Educational Technical Resource Guides
6. Better Nutrition Magazine Launches Healthy Living Guides
7. HealthFitness Guides Incentives Strategy to Spark Participation in American Electric Power's Employee Health and Wellness Initiative New Issue Brief Highlights AEP program, Outlines Elements for Success
8. Online NHS Health Guides for Long-Term Conditions Released on NHS Choices
9. Internationally Known Psychic Christina Predicts Guides Others to Embrace a More Spiritual Way of Life
10. CVS Caremark All Kids Can and Scholastic Distribute Free Educational Guides in Schools to Champion Acceptance and Build Self-Esteem among Second Graders
11. Actress and Author Mariel Hemingway Guides Boomers on How to Make Their Third Age a Healthy Age
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Plain-Language Guides Detail  Insulin Treatments
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Smiles by Seese is a comprehensive ... Dr. Brian Seese leads the practice as a skilled and highly credentialed dentist who ... by Seese serves patients of all ages with excellence in general, restorative, and ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... FDAnews Webinar**, Feb. 22, 2017 — 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET, ... should be asking before selecting an FDA approval pathway? , How should ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... 2017 season , Trinity Health and the U.S. Soccer Foundation announced today that ... in underserved communities. Soccer for Success, the Foundation’s soccer mentoring program, teaches kids ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... 17, 2017 , ... Like most hospitals across the nation, Onslow Memorial Hospital ... the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP), the return of a patient to the hospital ... the nation. While many providers are struggling to leverage limited resources and technology, Onslow ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... their experience can last long after their final treatments. Physician researchers at ... neuro-emotional technique (NET), a mind-body therapy, for efficacy in reducing symptoms of traumatic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/16/2017)... 2017  Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX ) was recognized ... Companies within the Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services category. ... World,s Most Admired Companies," said Tim Wentworth , CEO and ... passion of our 26,000 employees to make medicine more affordable and ... ...
(Date:2/16/2017)...  Prescription pain medications provided by "physicians in the ... long-term opioid use to take hold," according to a ... of The New England Journal of Medicine ... in acute pain than in almost any other medical ... of the American College of Emergency Physicians. "The challenge ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... , Feb. 16, 2017   Spectralink ... solutions for the healthcare, retail, manufacturing and hospitality ... on the performance and symbology support features of ... a dual-mode camera/barcode scanner. The study, conducted by ... the PIVOT:SC to two phones with dedicated hardware ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: