Controlling blood sugar is a crucial part of managing diabetes, and a new insulin treatment is offering patients a simple and convenient way to keep those levels under control.
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Sherri Dmyterko: For many people with diabetes, insulin is a vital part of managing the disease because their bodies are not able to produce any insulin or enough insulin needed to metabolize sugar. Many require injections of more than one type of insulin or many pills to control blood glucose levels. Now there is a new options that provides effective control of blood sugar in a simple and convenient way. nova mix 30 now available in Canada combines the effects of a long lasting and rapid acting insulin in one dose. Doctor Shiraz Ismail is a family physician in Toronto and says this is a great treatment option that will help diabetes patients achieve target blood sugar levels. Dr. Shiraz Ismail: Controlling the sugar is primal in diabetes and something like nova mix 30 which is a dual action insulin improves, not only improves the quality of a life of a patient but it also improves the blood sugar control totally during day time and the night. Sherri Dmyterko: nova mix 30 contains a rapid acting component to tackle a meal surges in blood sugar and the second type of insulin that last longer. Treatment is simplified with injections once or twice a day that helps patients achieve blood glucose control. Salma Ladak is living with diabetes. Salma Ladak: Availability of the nova mix 30 means I can have better control of my sugar levels and I can also take fewer shots; one or two injections a day with the less rigid schedules. Sherri Dmyterko: For more information about new treatment options for diabetes speak with your doctor; Sherri Dmyterko reporting.
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