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Ms. Cecilia Hamming

Ms. Cecilia Hamming

RN, BA., Medtronic CPT
Nurse
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is bolus insulin?

A:

Bolus insulin is a fast-acting type of insulin that is used by people with diabetes. It is usually taken around meal times to help control blood sugar levels, and the amount of insulin that is needed is calculated by the person with diabetes. Bolus insulin can be delivered through an insulin pump, or with an injection. If you have questions about your insulin program, you should speak with your family doctor.

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The Difference between Basal-Bolus Insulin Pumps

Dr. Patrick Chin

Dr. Patrick Chin

MD, MBA, FRCSC,
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is the treatment for a rotator cuff injury?

A:

The main treatment approach for rotator cuff injuries is to control the pain and swelling with medications, ice, etc. Your doctor may suggest physiotherapy could be helpful in dealing with and rehabilitating your shoulder. Certain injuries (mainly tears) may need surgery to repair. If you have injured your shoulder and are experiencing pain, you should get it checked by your doctor to determine what the best treatment approach is.

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Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tendon Pain and Tears

Dr. Alastair Younger

Dr. Alastair Younger

MB, Ch.B, M.Sc, Ch.M, F.R.C.S.(C), Foot and Ankle
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is a bunion?

A:

A bunion is a bump on the outside of your big toe that gradually grows in size over time. It is a bony bump that gradually pushes your big toe over toward the other toes and can cause foot pain, making certain footwear uncomfortable.

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How an Orthopaedic Surgeon Can Help You With Foot Pain and Bunions