New Online Resource for Insulin Dependent Diabetics
Released on: May 26, 2011, 5:27 am
Insulin dependent diabetics now have a new online resource
designed specifically for them. The resource, the LongActingInsulin.com
blog, scours the web for news and views of interest to both type 1 and
type 2 diabetics to provide them with a "one stop-shop" for advice,
entertainment and information.
"People are busy," says the new blog's editor, Lynn Woods, "They don't have
time to surf the web after work to see what's interesting or important in the world
of diabetes research, so we do it for them. Some of our blog posts are entertaining,
most are educational, and many contain valuable up-to-the-minute information on
Woods describes the new blog, which launched in January and focuses on users of long
acting insulin, as "informal". "We try to approach diabetes from a positive
perspective. We believe that people can not only cope with diabetes, they can thrive
A quick look through the blog showcases its diversity: an article about
diabetes-sniffing dogs that warn their owners when their blood sugar gets low, FAQs
about insulin pumps, tips on giving insulin injections to your cat, a
diabetic-friendly lemon cheesecake recipe, stories about celebrities with diabetes,
a prescription coupon offering $10 savings on Lantus SoloSTAR long acting insulin,
and a wealth of current information on diabetes research and diabetes medication.
Unexpectedly, the article Kudzu Used as Diabetes Medication in Chinese Medicine has
attracted the most readers by far, says Woods. Other popular diabetes blog articles
involve recent developments in non-invasive blood glucose monitors and
super-long-acting insulin, and advice on giving insulin injections to cats.
Diabetes affects almost 26 million Americans, over 8% of the population. Of those 26
million, an estimated 7 million remain undiagnosed. Diabetes is an incurable and
progressive disease with serious complications, and is the seventh leading cause of
death in the United States.
Woods stresses the significance of diabetics educating themselves about their
condition and practicing good self care. "I don't want to be 'Debby Downer', but
it's vitally important that diabetics control their blood glucose levels," she
says," or they could face complications like heart and kidney disease, blindness,
and nerve damage."
Media Contact: Lynn Woods
Phone Number: 778-218-2697
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