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How Pulsatile Insulin Infusion Therapy Works

Diabetes is one of the foremost health problems in America. In fact, 34.2 million Americans have diabetes, and 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes. What's worse is that many people living with this condition struggle to manage it or don’t respond to traditional treatments and therapies. 

Without proper management, diabetes leads to other health problems like cardiovascular disease, kidney damage, and nerve damage

When it seems like there’s no answer to your diabetes symptoms, turn to our experts at US Neuropathy Centers

Dr. Stephen Barrett and our team of specialists know the dangers of unmanaged, untreated diabetes. That’s why we offer revolutionary treatments like pulsatile insulin infusion therapy to help people like you with severe diabetes. 

What is severe diabetes?

Some people are fortunate enough to respond quickly to diabetes treatments or find lifestyle adjustments that help them manage their diabetes and even thrive in spite of it. Others aren’t so fortunate and suffer from severe diabetes. 

If you have severe diabetes, you can’t manage your diabetes with traditional treatments. An even more aggressive form of severe diabetes known as brittle diabetes can cause violent, unpredictable swings in blood sugar levels, which can lead to headaches, vision problems, sleep disturbances, and, in the worst cases, hospitalization.

Severe diabetes is rare, but there are a few factors that increase your risk, including having Type 1 diabetes, being overweight, and having hypothyroidism. 

When traditional methods fail, talk to our doctors about pulsatile insulin infusion therapy.

How does pulsatile insulin infusion therapy work?

Typically, your pancreas releases insulin when it detects sugar in your blood after you eat. The insulin travels in your bloodstream, alerting your body that there’s sugar available to be used as energy. In a healthy body, this process works flawlessly. 

If you have diabetes, this process malfunctions or doesn’t happen at all. Close monitoring of your blood sugar, diet and exercise, and insulin therapy are often enough to help your body restore balance, but sometimes it needs extra support in producing and distributing insulin. 

That’s where pulsatile insulin infusion comes in.

During your insulin therapy session, we carefully insert a thin, flexible tube called a catheter into a vein in your arm. The tube is hooked up to a computer that controls the amount of insulin delivered into your bloodstream through a pump.

The pump acts like your pancreas, secreting insulin, and your body uses steady pulses of insulin to stabilize your blood sugar levels effectively. With the help of pulsatile insulin infusion therapy, you can finally manage your diabetes and avoid potential complications like neuropathy. 

We recommend one session every week, each lasting around six hours. You recline comfortably through the whole process and should be able to go home right after treatment without any side effects. 

If you’re concerned about your uncontrolled diabetes, don’t wait another day to get the life-changing treatment you need. Request an appointment online or over the phone at our Marietta, Georgia, office today.

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