a measure of how often a disease occurs; the number of new cases of a disease among a certain group of people for a certain period of time.
loss of bladder or bowel control; the accidental loss of urine or feces.
an experimental treatment for taking insulin using a portable device that allows a person to breathe in insulin.
inserting liquid medication or nutrients into the body with a syringe. A person with diabetes may use short needles or pinch the skin and inject at an angle to avoid an intramuscular injection of insulin.
changing the places on the body where insulin is injected. Rotation prevents the formation of lipodystrophies.
places on the body where insulin is usually injected.
a hormone that helps the body use glucose for energy. The beta cells of the pancreas make insulin. When the body cannot make enough insulin, it is taken by injection or through use of an insulin pump.
a change in the amount of insulin a person with diabetes takes based on factors such as meal planning, activity and blood glucose levels.
a device for injecting insulin that looks like a fountain pen and holds replaceable cartridges of insulin. Also available in disposable form.
an insulin-delivering device about the size of a deck of cards that can be worn on a belt or kept in a pocket. An insulin pump connects to narrow, flexible plastic tubing that ends with a needle inserted just under the skin.…