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Quick Tip Thursday: For Better Insulin Absorption, Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water throughout the day if you're taking insulin to manage diabetes. It will be difficult for injected insulin to be properly absorbed if you don't drink enough water.

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Wellness Wednesday: Insulin Use In Type 2 Diabetes

Insulin use in type 2 diabetes is surrounded by many misconceptions and prejudices.

It was taught to many people, including myself, that using insulin as a treatment was a sign of failure.

It was something I remember being taught when I was born with gestational diabetes in two of the three pregnancies I had. As long as you exercised and ate right, I was taught that was a sign of success. However, taking diabetes medication or using insulin during your pregnancy indicates that you didn't do enough to control your numbers and you failed to succeed.

Since being diagnosed with diabetes, I have learned the truth about the use of insulin in type 2 diabetes:

💙 Insulin is not a sign of failure.

💙 Using insulin is not a sign a failure.

💙 You are not a failure for using insulin.

When insulin is used to manage your type 2 diabetes, your body simply needs a little extra help to achieve the target levels set by your healthcare provider to maintain optimal health.

My colleague, Corinna, wrote an article that really puts things into perspective:

❓What were some of the misconceptions you had about the use of insulin?

❓What are the takeaways that you have after reading the article?

Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments 👇🏾

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Insulin Use in Type 2 Diabetes: Fears and Misconceptions

A fear of needles & insulin myths has kept people from getting necessary care.
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Wellness Wednesday: Accessing Affordable Insulin

Are you or someone you know having trouble with accessing affordable insulin?

Courtesy of the Diabetes Leadership Council, this is the current list of Insulin Manufacturer Access/ Affordability Resources.

If you’re experiencing issues affording insulin, please reach out to the following insulin manufacturers for help.

Click on the link below to save the website and print.

Insulin is a human right that should be affordable and accessible for all that need it.

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Eli Lilly Insulin Affordability Solutions

Did you know there are resources available when it comes to accessing and affording medications, including insulin? Eli Lilly has a suite of insulin affordability solutions and resources to ensure people that use Lilly insulin can access it for $35 a month. Learn more about the options available - whether you have insurance or not.

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Talk About It Tuesday: US Insulin Shortage

Recently, there have been reports of a nationwide insulin shortage in America.

After several advocates and diabetes organizations reached out, Novo Nordisk responded:

“Novo Nordisk is currently experiencing some supply disruptions causing pockets of stock outages for several of our products across the US, including our insulins. At this time, shortages are being seen across our portfolio of insulin products. The disruption was caused by a temporary manufacturing issue that has now been resolved as well as general COVID-related shipping delays and materials sourcing. Importantly, supply is now consistently shipping out across the US from our warehouses, and we expect stock in pharmacies to be normalized in December. There are no supply issues impacting the Novo Nordisk GLP-1 diabetes products (Victoza, Ozempic, Rybelsus).

We encourage anyone who needs medicine now and can’t get it to speak to their health care provider about an appropriate treatment plan. We know this is a source of frustration and concern for those who rely on our medicines. We take our responsibility very seriously to supply the market with our medicine and we’re working hard to rectify the situation.”

Have anyone in the group recently experienced difficulty with getting insulin?

Let’s talk about it!

#DiabetesType2 #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Medication #insulin #treatment

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Pre-surgery hunger hack

I’ve got #Surgery in the morning to have my chemo #PowerPort removed and replaced. They said no food or drinks past midnight. So at 11:45pm I had myself a protein shake (lactose free) and 2 mini powdered donuts. Found myself a nice little loophole!

Lately at night intense hunger pains and #lowbloodsugar wake me up in the middle of the night in an intense cold sweat. I think since I lost 45lbs recently (I’m guessing due to the #Cancer ) I need to get my #insulin adjusted. I’ve lowered it a little bit and that’s helping some.

Here’s to hoping this port surgery goes better than the last and isn’t 24/7 pain like the current one! Also that the new one actually works!!


Would any of you guys consider injecting insulin for the first time kind of virtually without going to a clinic using telemedicine /video appointment?

#insulin #Telemedicine