David C. W. Lau MD PhD FRCPC


Andy’s Story: Finding Your Own Routine When You Have Diabetes

Two years ago, when his doctor told him he had type 2 diabetes, Andy wasn’t surprised or even that worried. His blood sugar had been creeping up for the past few years. His doctor had even warned him to make some changes—to lose some weight and get more active. But he felt okay. If he was sick, he couldn’t tell. “I just…

Steps for preparing a single dose of insulin

Rolling the bottle gently Follow these steps when preparing an insulin shot with one type of insulin. Step 1. Roll the insulin bottle (vial) gently between your hands. Roll a bottle of cloudy insulin until the white powder has dissolved. Rolling the bottle will warm the insulin if you have been keeping the bottle in the…

Islet Cells and Islet Cell Antibodies

Islet cells are located in the pancreas and make hormones, including insulin, glucagon, somatomammotropin, and pancreatic polypeptide. In some people, the immune system produces islet cell antibodies, which attack and destroy the islet cells as though they were foreign substances. This can lead to serious health…