Miscellaneous Treatment:

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Diabetes Type 1 Treatment:

  • insulin injections - shown how to do them themselves, do them 2-4 times a day
  • insulin pump therapy - pump allows insulin to flow continuosly into your bloodstream at a rate you can control
  • pancreas transplant - reserved for those who have serious diabetic complications, place a healthy pancreas from deceased donor into a person whose no longer functions properly
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Diabetes Type 2 Treatment:

  • medication to help control blood glucose levels 
  • probably in tablet form and can sometimes be a different combination of more than one type of tablet
  • it may also include insulin or other medication that you inject
  • metorfmin - lowers blood glucose by decreasing amount of sugar that your liver releases
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Asthma Treatment:

  • controller medications - prevent asthma attacks, airways less inflamed - less likely to react to triggers
  • quick-relief medication - relax muscles around airways - some are inhaled by metered dose inhaler, dry powder inhaler, nebulizer, pill or liquid form, injection
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Obesity Treatment:

  • orlistat - prevents around a third of the fat from the food you eat being digested and the undigested fat is passed out as stools - doesn't make you lose weight only prevents you gaining it
  • gastricv band - band is used to reduce the stomach's size, smaller amount of food required to make you feel full
  • gastric bypass - digestive system is rerouted past most of your stomach, digest less food takes less to make you feel full
  • sleeve gastrectomy - some of stomach removed to reduce amount of food required to make you feel full
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