A list of downloadable PDFs for Pumping Insulin.
Ruth Roberts MA
Ruth Roberts, MA, is a medical writer, editor and educational consultant on intensive self-management. She has been involved in diabetes support groups for over 20 years and has coauthored several books on diabetes. She is a professional member of the American Diabetes Association, has served on the Board of Directors for the International Diabetes Athletes Association. She manages business matters and product development for the company. Her expertise in presenting complex information in a clear, easy-to-read format benefits our publications. She worked for 20 years in academic teaching and corporate training before developing the company.
Due to complaints about glucose meter inaccuracy, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently developing a new standard for glucose meter accuracy.
You don't have to be a math genius to try this test. This little bit of diabetes math offers great secrets about controlling your blood sugars, especially if you have Type 1 or Type 2 (on over 30 units of insulin a day) and are on an intensive management program.
What is Hepatic Activation?
The theory behind the procedure is that diabetes is a complex metabolic process gone awry. Traditional diabetes therapy attempts to normalize blood sugar levels without considering the complexity of the problem. The simple strategy of most therapy is, "Give insulin when glucose is high and don't give insulin when glucose is low or normal." In contrast, Hepatic Activation attempts to reestablish the normal biochemical and physiological relationships between the gastrointestinal tract, liver and muscle.