"The FDA has approved inhaled insulin to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes .The insulin, called Afrezza, is a rapid-acting insulin and is meant to be taken at mealtime or soon after."
"Afrezza carries a warning as it may cause a sudden tightening of the chest. It is not recommended for people with asthma or COPD . It is also not recommended for people that smoke or for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis."
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TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum. The FDA described Tanzeum (albiglutide) as a "glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist -- a hormone that helps normalize patients' blood sugar levels .
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First of all, welcome to the community -- this is a great place to reach out for support, ask any questions may you have, and share your experiences. Our Diabetes Health Center is a great place to start learning about diabetes and has information from how to test your blood sugar to the best and worst meals for diabetes, reasons for blood sugar swings, counting carbs and much more.
I've noticed a couple of posts in the last weeks about diabetes and memory loss and wanted to share this new study that links diabetes in middle age (defined in the study as 40-64) with memory problems later in life.
I found this article on home treatment for diabetic neuropathy and this one on remedies for nerve pain . You might try some of the suggestions listed in the time that you wait to see your doctor. I hope that you are able to find something to ease your pain for the next few weeks!
FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with diabetes are vulnerable to flu and its complications, experts say. Now a large new study finds they're also at higher risk of being hospitalized for flu. The study, which focused on people aged 18 to 64, provides support for guidelines advising people with diabetes to get a flu shot , the Canadian researchers said.
I am not a medical professional nor do I have diabetes, but I do have a lot of family experience as my grandmother has had type 1 diabetes since I can remember. I will work to post relevant articles and resources as they come available, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything in the way of information, support, or community tool guidance.