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Clinical trial results pave the way for less frequent insulin injections
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We have big news for insulin-dependent people with type 2 diabetes: Results of a recent clinical trial found that weekly insulin injections could be as effective as daily injections in managing glucose levels. The trial, led by Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute medical director Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, found that not only did patients have equally beneficial management of their blood sugar with the weekly injections, but they had blood sugar control that was superior to that of the daily injections. Patient satisfaction was higher with the group who took the weekly dose, too. Learn more about the trial and research at Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute here.

Scripps is also working to improve outcomes for people at risk of developing lung cancer.

An estimated 1 in 16 men and 1 in 17 women will have lung cancer in their lifetime. Scripps Health has set out to improve early detection through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary lung cancer screening program. The program, which also includes a smoking cessation component, is open to people who meet the at-risk criteria set by the United States Preventive Services Task Force. Click here to learn more.

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