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Glucagen-like Peptide 1 (GLP-1): Is there food containing it or increases it's production?

Insulin therapy affects the GLP-1 level of patients. Is there some "natural" appearance of GLP-1 in food, or food which stimulates GLP-1 production? (Background: In Diabetes Typ 2 medication with ...
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Use of injection containing both insulin and glucose

I'm not a medicine person (and not a chemist), and the question is mostly theoretical. I've been thinking about how and why glucose and insulin are used and hwo they work, and I have several ...
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Could genetically modified viruses cure genetic diseases?

Is it possible to create a genetically modified virus to carry a custom genetic payload, that could express protiens that the host is unable to make themselves? For example, could a virus be created ...
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Is this internet meme about the price of insulin true? [closed]

The internet meme below has been circulating on Facebook recently. Is the content of it true? Where I am (not in the US) insulin is a quite cheap medicin.
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If we take magnesium supplements on an empty stomach, are we wasting it?

On an empty stomach, insulin levels should be lower. According to the following study, cells absorb more magnesium when there's insulin. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8861135 Also, most of our ...
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Insulin & break down of different nutrient groups

I have been a type 1 diabetic for over 30 years. According to what I learned during my life from doctors and dietitians, for my age/height/weight, I should take around 6 bread units of carbohydrates ...
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What is the effect on insulin sensitivity after sudden breaking of a low carb diet?

What is the effect on the amount of insulin secreted after ingestion of a high carb diet after being on a low carb diet for some time.Will the amount of insulin secreted be too high or too low and why?...
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Does A Rapid Drop In Blood Sugar Correspond With A Rapid Drop Of Insulin?

I've done some research on the internet about blood sugar and insulin. It's mentioned that drinking something like a cup of soda (basically sugar water) can cause a rapid spike of blood sugar and ...
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Are there any significant differences between Triceba and Toujeo?

I'm currently taking a long-acting insulin called Triceba. But I recently changed my health insurance, and the new insurance doesn't cover Triceba, it only covers another long-acting insulin called ...
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Communication between Contour Next Link 2.4 and insulin pump MiniMed 640G

I am wondering how the Contour Next Link 2.4 and the insulin pump MiniMed 640G communicate with each other. Is this over Bluetooth or what is it? Thanks a lot!
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Are there any insulin pumps which are attached for more than a few days?

People with Type II Diabetes requiring long-acting insulin can inject themselves once a day with a syringe or insulin pen, but there is an alternative to that: insulin pumps. Insulin pumps provide a ...
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Are there any non-injection methods of delivering long-acting insulin?

Affreza is an inhaler that delivers rapid-acting insulin through inhaling rather than injection. But my question is, are there any methods of delivering long-acting insulin that do not require an ...
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Low Insulin but Normal Blood sugar

What does is mean when fasting Insulin Levels are Very Low (0.7 uU/ml) but Fasting Blood sugar levels are normal 4.2 mmol KD.