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Do you need an extra dose of MoTo Move for the New Year? A nudge perhaps? I’ll tell you a little story about someone who motivates me to move. It’s my friend Becky Rosenheck. Becky, who lives in Florida, called me in New York when she decided to throw herself a birthday party. She asked me to help with it.
GLP-1 agonists are a group of medications that mimic the actions of glucagon-like peptide or GLP-1. GLP-1 is one of several naturally occurring incretin compounds that affect the body after they are released from the gut during digestion. Because of its name, GLP-1 might seem to act like glucagon that increases glucose production by the liver and raises glucose levels. Instead, GLP-1 lowers both glucose and glucagon levels. Despite their different actions, GLP-1 and glucagon are both derived from the same parent compound called proglucagon, hence the similarity in names.
Weather is the local topic of conversation. Because of the weather, going for a walk or run or riding a bike to dance class lose their thrill. I look around and suddenly think of Missy Foy. Missy is that fleet footed wonder who runs 50-mile trails placing in the ranks of the nation’s fastest long distance and ultra-marathon runners. She was the first PWD to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials.
Why Take A Medication With Your Insulin? People with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes who are already on insulin but are looking for better readings can often benefit from taking another medication with their insulin. Consider the benefits and drawbacks of these meds that can assist insulin before you try them.
Timesulin is trying to make it's way to the US and they need your help. They are using the crowdfunding service Indiegogo to raise the money necessary to prepare and file an application with the FDA and create awareness of Timesulin in the US. Their funding goal is $35,000. For those who are unaware, the Timesulin Replacement Cap for insulin pens shows the time since last injection to help avoid accidental double or missed doses.