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Insulin Pens: Types, Benefits & How to Use Them

Insulin pens are growing in popularity as an alternative to the traditional syringe and vial for injections because they are more convenient and easier to use.  Insulin pens may be disposable or reusable, and they include an insulin dose cartridge, a dosage indicator and a disposable needle.  Once it is time for an insulin injection, the needle is attached to the tip, and insulin is injected subcutaneously into fatty tissue.

2022-06-29T16:10:41-05:00June 29, 2022|

Drug Comparison: Metformin vs Ozempic

For people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus, finding the right medication to control varying blood sugars and ensure a healthy metabolism can be a challenge. Two of the most common antidiabetic medications available today are Metformin and Ozempic. Before talking to their doctor, people with type 2 diabetes should understand the difference between these two medications. Read on for an explanation of the differences and similarities between Metformin and Ozempic.

2022-05-01T08:36:12-05:00May 1, 2022|

Why is Cheap, Generic Insulin Not Widely Available in the US?

Many of us are prescribed a plethora of costly medications, but instead of forking over wads of cash for our treatments, we simply ask for an un-branded, “generic”, version of the medication. Pharmacists usually provide us with a medication that does exactly the same thing as what we were prescribed, but at a fraction of the cost. Surely, for something as common and costly as insulin, something similar should be available?

2022-05-24T13:23:43-05:00April 17, 2022|