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New Options for Basal and Bolus Insulins

TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR DIABETES® - THE PODCAST! ...With Expert Endocrinologists Living with T1D, Drs. Steven V. Edelman & Jeremy Pettus

New Options for Basal and Bolus Insulin

Insulin: everyone with type 1 needs it and a lot of people with type 2 use it as well. So why is it so hard to find a breakdown of the different kinds of insulins and their benefits? Drs. E and P are taking a deep dive into all things insulin from the different basal insulins, including long-acting, to the different types of bolus insulin, including fast-acting, and discussing tips for adjusting your doses to improve your time in range. We’ve got your need-to-know insulin guide!

Questions We’ll Cover in This Episode:
  • How does the body operate when it makes insulin (someone without diabetes?) How does this differ from someone with diabetes?
  • How does injectable insulin differ from insulin produced in the body?
  • How do I titrate my insulin dose?
  • What is basal insulin and how does it work?
  • What has been the progression of developing new basal insulins from standard to long-acting?
  • How do I know if I need to adjust my basal insulin dose? 
  • What is bolus insulin? What is prandial insulin?
  • What has been the progression of developing new bolus insulins from standard  to fast-acting?
  • What’s going on with inhaled insulin? 
  • How do I adjust insulin around meals? What are common patterns you, as doctors, see around glucose levels and meals?

Medications Mentioned...
Long Acting Basal Insulins: Toujeo, Tresiba
Fast-Acting Bolus Insulins: Fiasp, Lyumjev 
Inhaled Insulin: Afrezza

Lecture on inhaled and fast-acting insulins: tcoyd.org/vv-t1d-medications/
Free Abbott FreeStyle Libre CGM Trial: freestyle.abbott/us-en/myfreestyle.html

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New Options for Basal and Bolus Insulins
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