Diabetes

Treatment type 1

Types of insulin devices

Insulin is usually administered beneath the skin ("subcutaneously"), using an insulin pen, which may be disposable or reusable.

The different types of insulin

Type 1 diabetics require insulin therapy to maintain normal glucose and lipid metabolism. Learn more about the different types of insulin.

Controlling type 1 diabetes

Ideally, type 1 diabetics should maintain their levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) at a value of less than 6.5.

Pancreatic islet transplantation

The rationale behind pancreatic islet transplantation is the provision of islet cells that produce insulin and which can sense blood-glucose levels.

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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