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How does the time-released insulin humulin work in the body?

How does the time-released insulin humulin work in the body?

Not time released: Humalin is a "long acting" Insulin with a peak at 8-12 hours. It peaks at dirrerent times in different individuals as well as interpersonal variation day to day which is why it is difficult to regulate hepatic glucose production. A truely time released or better stated: even dose Insulin like glargine (lantus) avoids peaks in Insulin and lows in glucose and is therefore safer. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


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How many years do the diabetic medicine tablets work on the body before you need insulin?

How many years do the diabetic medicine tablets work on the body before you need insulin?

Depends: The answer depends on the individual's characteristics and circumstances. Some people need Insulin right away while others might never need to be on Insulin and can be on orals forever. In general, the more weight you lose, the more active you are, the less likely you will need Insulin as your sole treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if i know that it has to do with too much insulin in the body, but what are some symptoms?

What to do if i know that it has to do with too much insulin in the body, but what are some symptoms?

If you're not : Injecting insulin, then you don't have too much Insulin in your body. Hypoglycemia is a myth, except with cancer, liver or kidney failure, GI surgery etc. What you're experiencing is a return to normal glucose in a body that is overweight and Insulin resistance, and on the road to developing diabetes later in life unless they learn to change their lifestyle and lose weight. ...Read more

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I have taken more insulin to my body in my 5 years with health problems, so now I got result of high dose insulin in my body. What I have to do?

I have taken more insulin to my body in my 5 years with health problems, so now I got result of high dose insulin in my body. What I have to do?

Insulin: Insulin levels vary widely over course of mere hours. insulin does not accumulate in the body. Tumors of the pancreas can produce excess insulin but are very rare. In general measuring insulin levels is fraught with difficulty and should be done and interpreted by an endocrinologist or someone with advanced training in diabetes. Treatment of high levels would be to treat the underlying cause. ...Read more

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How does insulin work?

How does insulin work?

Use glucose: Insulin allows the cells of the body to utilize the sugar that are floating in the blood. This sugar comes from the food you eat or sometimes from the liver while you are not eating. ...Read more

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How does insulin work?

How  does insulin work?

INSULIN: Transports sugar molecules from the bloodstream to inside the cells, so they can utilize glucose for energy. ...Read more

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When will my body make insulin?

When will my body make insulin?

All the time: Providing you are healthy and do not have type 1 diabetes, your body is constantly making Insulin from the pancreas. Insulin is made in the beta cells of the pancreas. There is a constant, slow release of Insulin all the time. The pancreas also releases additonal Insulin rapidly after we eat in response to increasing blood glucose levels. ...Read more

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What makes the body insulin resistant?

What makes the body insulin resistant?

Obesity: Excess Insulin production is related to obesity, and viceversa. Vicious cycle. They keep each other going. ...Read more

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What kinds of insulin will the body make?

What kinds of insulin will the body make?

Only one: The body only makes "human insulin." there are different types of synthetic Insulin used as medications. These vary from short acting to long acting insulin. They are all versions of human insulin, differing in how quickly they are absorbed by the body and used. ...Read more

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Can you please describe insulin in our body?

Can you please describe insulin in our body?

a hormone: Produced in the pancreas which lowers blood sugar, along with other metabolic effects. ...Read more