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Injected insulin in vein

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Lowers blood sugar: Commonly used site of administration for certain hospitalized patients.
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Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Carefull!: Iv Insulin should be administered only by a professional under secure conditions i.e. Controlled environment as it can put a person in hypoglycemia ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
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Don't Worry: This is an old concern & particularly with rapid insulin. With insulin pens & small needles it is hard to hit a large vein. You most likely h ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Broken down: Insulin, if taken orally, is rendered inactive because of stomach acids breaking down the insulin.
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Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Inhaled: Inhaled Insulin is possible and has been played with. However, the product released was horribly expensive and never took off. There are talks that it ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Not a good idea.: Usually Insulin is given in places where there is some significant fat like arm, abdominal wall, thigh etc, but skin is easy to penetrate with Insulin ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Pen or syringe: Hi. I might be missing your point. Dial the dose on a pen or draw up the dose in a syringe, stick in your site of choice, and push in the plunger. Cou ... Read More
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Dr. Neal Handly
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Generally no: Drop of blood may be from hitting a capillary but continued bleeding is likely from hitting a vein or artery. Injecting into a vein or artery can caus ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Sugar: Patients with hypoglycemia severe enough to require a hospital will receive sugar in the IV in the form of dextrose, which is pretty much the same thi ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Work w your doctor.: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk ca ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Probably: But there are plenty of other sites if you are diabetic and need it. If one is not diabetic, Insulin can be dangerous!
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Of course: Any drug you take has potential side effects. Why would you want to take a drug for a disease you don't have? Specifically, Insulin lowers blood sug ... Read More

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