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What to pay attention to if you’re newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

By Israel Hodish, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder and clinical research lead If you were just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you may wonder what you need to know. The answer is not simple. Diabetes is a complex disease that changes its course over time. Here are the key points that would be useful to know when […]

Digital insulin management company Hygieia closes on $17 million Series B investment round

Funding will enable expansion of company’s AI-driven d-Nav® technology, which automates real-time insulin dose recommendations for people with type 2 diabetes LIVONIA, Mich., December 2, 2021 – Hygieia, a digital health company for insulin management, has closed on an initial $17 million Series B investment round, led by Israeli venture capital firm Firstime Ventures, and […]

If I have type 2 diabetes, will I ever be able to stop taking insulin?

By Israel Hodish, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder and clinical research lead Diabetes is a condition of insulin deficiency. This means the pancreas does not secrete enough insulin. Most patients with type 2 diabetes will require insulin injections at some point.  There are two situations in which insulin therapy is initiated. First, surrounding the diagnosis of type […]

Designer insulins versus human insulins; what is the difference between the two?

By Israel Hodish, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder and clinical research lead Insulin is a natural hormone that is secreted by the pancreas in two different ways. The first way, called ‘basal insulin’, is a constant secretion of the hormone at a low level. The second way is called ‘bolus insulin’.  This happens when we eat, and […]

What does it mean when insulin requirements change?

By Israel Hodish, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder and clinical research lead  Most patients with type 2 diabetes require insulin injections at some point due to the expected progression of their insulin deficiency. However, the number of units that they need per day varies.   Sometimes, people mistakenly think that their diabetes is getting worse when the amount […]

Men and type 2 diabetes: Don’t skip the doctor visits.

In his job as a wholesale food distributor, Marty works long hours, sometimes waking at 2 or 3 a.m. to meet trucks as they load supplies for delivery. When Marty developed type 2 diabetes and eventually needed insulin therapy, he found the process frustrating and confusing.  Marty’s irregular schedule can make it difficult to track […]

Intermittent fasting: Good for type 2 diabetes?

By Israel Hodish, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder and clinical research lead For decades, different dietary interventions have emerged claiming to help individuals lose weight. Some have been proposed to also improve patients’ diabetes control. Over the past few years, intermittent fasting has become a popular weight loss trend.  While there are a variety of plans, essentially […]

The d-Nav Program Featured on WXYZ TV

Two thirds of people who take insulin for type 2 diabetes do not have their blood sugar in the desired range. Andrea Isom from WXYZ TV 7 in Detroit talked with Hygieia CEO and Co-Founder Eran Bashan and d-Nav patient Marty Cook to find out how the d-Nav technology helps Marty, and potentially millions of […]

Why Metformin?

By Israel Hodish, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder and clinical research lead Most of the 30 million patients with type 2 diabetes in the United States have used metformin during the early stages of their disease. It is an oral medication used as first-line drug for type 2 diabetes.  What is metformin? Metformin is a synthetic modification […]

Five Diabetes Myths That Must Go!

By Robin Johnson, BSN, RN, CDCES Clinical Liaison, Hygieia In my 16 years as a certified diabetes educator, I’ve worked with many people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and their families. There is much they don’t know about this complicated disease and much to be learned as we separate fact from fiction. Often, my […]