Diabetes Treatments

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Finding the right diabetes treatment for you can be difficult. This section is packed with research, information and reviews on the most common diabetes treatments, including oral medications, insulin, alternative treatments, diabetes diet plans and more. Read first-hand reviews from other people with diabetes about treatment side effects and benefits, and learn more about the latest diabetes treatment research.

Latest Diabetes Treatment Reviews

Accu-Chek Aviva Meter

Meter in United States judged best in performance

Pros: I have found this an excellent choice of meter and it has been tested both in US and Europe as the most accurate meter available (in the United States) two years ago (I posted the study from ADA when it was published, don't have the URL to it at the moment)

Cons: As with all electronic devices, if you are choosing an insulin pump that "talks" to a meter, you are stuck with the one's your pump will "talk" to. Not all software will download this meter and it needs a specialty cable which one has to purchase in order to download it anywhere!

Overall: Fantastic meter Has survived a few years of my loving care (read abuse)

By Yerachmiel

Insulin Lispro

Analog insulin, as all insulin, is VERY user dependent: use based on your OWN set of measured response.

Pros: The original released analog insulin, it has a quick onset, peak and shrot duration but still DOES have a "tail" (length of action) that lasts for around 3 to 5 hours (depends on the user and what they ate and why they took the bolus).

Cons: As will all of the analogs there is a chance that one can develop an allergy to it, making one need higher and higher doses to achieve the same results. This seems to run across bolus and basal rates, but not yet familiar enough to say that ratio is identical for the change of action.

Overall: I've just returned to it after using Novolog for the last two years. I'm one of the "lucky" ones who gets to swap out after 18 months to two years (average).

By Yerachmiel