Category Archives: Injections

EU OKs Insulin Delivery Device for Type 2s

CeQur SA, a Swiss company that develops insulin delivery devices, has received approval to market its PaQ® insulin delivery device in Europe. The PaQ is a wearable device that delivers three days’ worth of basal, as well as on-demand bolus, insulin for people with type 2 diabetes. The device combines a disposable insulin-infuser reservoir with … Continue reading EU OKs Insulin Delivery Device for Type 2s

Spreading Diabetes Awareness Isn’t as Easy as It Looks

You might not realize this, but I’m actually pretty shy. I often find myself wishing that I had my husband’s confidence. He doesn’t worry about drawing attention to himself at parties or work. He embraces the mindset that if you don’t like him, it’s your problem, not his, and he shows himself to everyone just … Continue reading Spreading Diabetes Awareness Isn’t as Easy as It Looks

Patient Injection Adherence Improves Under Pharmacist Guidance

A Walgreens study during which pharmacists counseled patients about taking injectable diabetes medications improved the patients’ adherence by 24 percent. Walgreens presented the study, “Initial Impact of Medication Adherence of Diabetes Injectable Medication Through Pharmacist-Led Injection Training and Counseling,” at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions, June 8 through 12, in Philadelphia. The study … Continue reading Patient Injection Adherence Improves Under Pharmacist Guidance

FDA Gives Long-Awaited Nod to Amylin’s Bydureon

After several years of delays and setbacks, Amylin Pharmaceuticals has received FDA approval to begin US marketing of BydureonTM. The first once-a-week type 2 therapy to be offered in the US market, Bydureon is expected to be available by February. Amylin says that its wholesale price will be about $4,200 a year. The drug is … Continue reading FDA Gives Long-Awaited Nod to Amylin’s Bydureon

There’s No Shame in Taking Insulin Injections in Public

Recently, there has been a great deal of discussion on the subject of testing your blood sugar and taking insulin shots in public. A shocking number of people on social networks have commented that their family members don’t want them to test their blood sugar or take their shots in public. They report having to … Continue reading There’s No Shame in Taking Insulin Injections in Public