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Does increased consumption of fructose cause increased insulin resistance in humans?

TL;DR; Fructose's biochemistry indicates it may lead to increased triglyceride levels in the blood, which can lead to insulin resistance. Data on humans has not yet shown fructose, as a replacement ...
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Could genetically modified viruses cure genetic diseases?

Yes. Gene therapy is an active area of research; most gene therapy approaches that are studied use some sort of viral vector, those that don't are more the exception and it is unclear how several of ...
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Use of injection containing both insulin and glucose

Glucose and insulin could co-exist in the same container without reacting. Intravenous insulin has been used to treat hyperglycemia. There is a risk of severe hypoglycemia and even death after ...
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How long on average would a type 1 diabetic survive without insulin injections, given that their remission phase has long since passed?

Providing an accurate measurement of how long it would take for death to occur after cessation of insulin in an individual who intrinsically makes no insulin is not feasible. This is because such a ...
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Why is there no ketoacidosis in Type 2 diabetes mellitus?

Actually, ketoacidosis could occur also in Type 2 Diabetes. It's not common, but it's a possibility and should not be not omitted. In Type 2 Diabetes the insulin secretion is available but ...
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Insulin & break down of different nutrient groups

It is true that insulin stimulates the uptake of glucose, amino acids (from proteins) and fatty acids into the cells (PubMed, 2011: "Insulin effects in muscle and adipose tissue"). Diabetes.co.uk: ...
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Are there any significant differences between Triceba and Toujeo?

Triceba is actually Tresiba. It is a very long-acting basal insulin, that you take once a day. It is probably the best basal insulin today for people who do not have fast-changing basal needs like ...
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Why do insulin pumps have a single sensor?

There have been few studies (on animals and humans) with multiple CGM sensors showing a more accurate estimation of the BG. [1][2] The site of application of the sensor, the discordance between ...
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Communication between Contour Next Link 2.4 and insulin pump MiniMed 640G

The pump MiniMed 640G and the Contour Next Link 2.4 uses the IEEE 802.15.4 protocol with a proprietary data format. It uses the following operating frequencies 2420 MHz, 2435 MHz, 2450 MHz, 2465 MHz, ...
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Communication between Contour Next Link 2.4 and insulin pump MiniMed 640G

The manufacturer touts its ability to transmit data to its own apps via Bluetooth, so I'd say the answer is yes. The MiniMed Connect App for iOS is compatible for devices running iOS 8 and iOS 9 ...
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Glucagen-like Peptide 1 (GLP-1): Is there food containing it or increases it's production?

GLP-1 is a hormone secreted by intestinal lining cells, which increases insulin sensitivity and slows down gastric emptying, which both help to control blood glucose levels after meals. There are ...
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Is this internet meme about the price of insulin true?

The insulin price has grown significantly over the years, mostly from 2000-ish to 2014 for almost every major producer. The percentage of people that have to pay (and/or copay) more than 1000$ has ...
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If we take magnesium supplements on an empty stomach, are we wasting it?

The article you've linked mentions impaired magnesium uptake in diabetes mellitus type 2, not in healthy individuals. In cases when meals significantly affect bioavailability of a supplement, there ...
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Are there any insulin pumps which are attached for more than a few days?

It would be great to be able to keep an infusion set for that long. The reason why infusion sets cannot stay as long as CGM sensors is that the cannula used for injecting insulin in an infusion set ...
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Are there any insulin pumps which are attached for more than a few days?

Unfortunately no, I have not found in my research any pumps which can be attached for a longer amount of time, although I did find a study which you may find relates to your question. Link to Study ...
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Are there any non-injection methods of delivering long-acting insulin?

There are no inhaled insulin products that are long-acting, basal products. Today, Afrezza is the only type of inhaled insulin that is available, and it is of course bolus insulin. The only other ...
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