Category Archives: Insulin Injections

AskNadia: Why Medicare Covers Some Insulin Pumps

I was thinking about getting an insulin pump, but I am worried that Medicare will not cover it. Why does Medicare cover insulin pumps for some people and not for others?

Barbara

Florida

Dear Barbara,

Insulin pumps are covered under …

Court Rules CA Schools Can Give Insulin Without Licensed Nurses

The California Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that trained school employees, as well as licensed nurses, can administer insulin injections to students in the state’s public schools.

The decision settles a lawsuit brought against the state in 2005, which among …

Stem Cell Research Points Way to Possible Type 1 Cure

Australian researchers have released a study on stem cells that potentially could lead to type 1s being able to make their own insulin, erasing the need for regular injections.

Dr. Ilia Banakh …

Traveling With My Diabetes

The first time I worried about traveling with diabetes was after the 9/11 tragedy. I had been offered a trip to New York to attend a writer’s conference. I jumped at the chance, looking forward to the conference, sightseeing, shopping, …

A Day in My Life With Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

What’s it really like to have type 1 diabetes?  Every morning I start the day with a finger prick and two insulin injections.  It doesn’t matter if I don’t feel like it.  It doesn’t matter if I’m tired.  There is …