Month: May 2022

How long does Tresiba last?

Tresiba is an ultra long-acting basal insulin that according to the manufacturer Novo Nordisk has a duration beyond 42 hours. It differs from other long-acting insulins, such as Lantus and Levemir, which have a shorter duration of up to 24 hours. While Tresiba is taken once a day, many diabetics who take the shorter-acting variants…
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The pizza effect

When you eat a meal that is high in both carbohydrates and fat, blood glucose can spike hours after eating it. This phenomenon is known as the pizza effect when pizza is a prime example of this type of food. You’ll also see this effect after eating a curry with rice or a bowl of…
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Pasta is blood glucose kryptonite

The other day the bear had a large bowl of spaghetti bolognese for dinner and I pestered him into testing his blood glucose before and after the meal. Most of the time I let him carb binge in peace – one of the perks of not having diabetes – but from time to time we…
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