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How Long Does Insulin Stay In The System After Injection
Type of insulin?: This is entirely dependent on the type and the dose. Therefore you may see effects ranging from several hours to over 24 hours. ...Read more
It depends.: If relatively healthy and you have a ready supply of fluids to drink, you can get along but will be progressively losing weight and be hounded by insatiable thirst and frequent urination night and day. If you get sick, however, and you're too weak to get something to drink, you can deteriorate rapidly and die from lack of Insulin and dehydration from the constant urinary losses. ...Read more
Certainly, but so can you, your husband, your family.
I started giving my dear departed mother insulin injections daily beginning at age 8. Took some time to get used to but soon OK.
FYI, in those days we checked blood sugar levels in the urine and the different colors had no effect on the dose.
Not pleasant to do but turned out OK for me and Mum. ...Read more
See your doctor!: Hi. There is absolutely NO WAY we docs out here in internet-land can have any inkling of how much insulin you should take! Are you on N & R, N only, or pre-mixed 70/30? What is your BG goal range? How many times/day do you test your sugar? You need to go over all this with your doc. If anyone on here gives you a dose to take without knowing your case, please ignore & wait until you see your doc! ...Read more
Insulin pump: It is a good insulin pump, and many users like it. However, an insulin pump often does not solve your blood sugar issues. It requires a lot of care, and you still need to check your glu many times per day. If you are thinking about a pump, you should be talking to an endocrinologist who uses a lot of pumps and who can guide you through this. ...Read more
Patch pump: Hi. Omnipod is a "patch pump", meaning the pump attaches directly to your skin every 3 days, and there is no tubing attaching the pump to the infusion site like there is in traditional insulin pumps. There are plusses and minuses to both types of pumps, and neither type does anything for control you can't do with multiple daily injections using analog basal and bolus insulins. CGM is more vital. ...Read more
Yes: If someone is diabetic it is critical to take Insulin during pregnancy to keep blood sugar levels normal to prevent birth defects in the baby and other complications including at delivery. It is also important to check blood sugar levels so that you know you are taking the proper amount. ...Read more
Injection site?: Usually people asking about this are asking if Insulin can cause thickening of the skin at an injection site; the answer is yes. The solution is to stop using that site until the skin thins back down. After that, rotate your injection sites regularly, and never use one site more often than any of the others. ...Read more
Yes: For type 2 diabetics whose body still produces its own insulin, one may be able to control blood sugar with pills, injectables that are not insulin, diet modification, daily exercise and achieving a healthy body weight. As type 2 diabetes progresses, however, Insulin may be required. In type 1 diabetes, Insulin is always required. ...Read more
Really depends: It depends on when first diagnosed, many of the 1-2 year olds are so used to the injections given by their parents, that they ask to give it a try. I highly recommend that parents take a very proactive and supportive role in their child requiring insulin. By making it a normal healthy routine, the child will not fear it, but recognize its importance to keep the child safe & away from the er. ...Read more
Yes, if pen/vial: If a person truly is 'insulin dependent' then yes, they will need Insulin all the time. The longest lasting insuling from vials or pens lasts 24 hrs, so a person using these will need a minimum once daily injection. If the person has an Insulin pump providing Insulin continuously thru a small tube in the subcutaneous tissue, they don't need injections, but need to change tube every 3 days. ...Read more
Yes: Any injections can cause discomfort depends on the needle size, fortunately with the pen needles, this is becoming less of a problem. Ask your doctor for the 32 g size. ...Read more
Hi, I'd like to know if Biotin & Bepanthen injections can be taken subcutaneously with insulin syringes? Thanks.
It's not a question: Of "whether" but WHY would you even think of doing it in the first place. Stop before you harm yourself. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Perhaps: Are you known to be diabetic and monitor your blood sugars? Are you not feeling well? Call your doctors for advice or go to the er if they are not available to give any advice. ...Read more
Uncontrolled despite: Currently we don't have the ability to cure diabetes short of a pancreas transplant. But, aggressive treatment/management plan such as wt loss (gastric bypass=very effective) to ideal wt can revert diabetes for years. When healthy lifestyles along with pills are not adequately controlling your sugar, then injectables/insulins are needed. Regular follow-up with doc is very important. Good luck. ...Read more
Which reaction: Is this lipoatrophy or lipohypertrophy? Are you referring to redness or puffiness at the injection site? ...Read more
Insulin controls blood sugar.
Obesity is not always accompanied by diabetes.
Take care of your obesity two ways:
1: Go online to "NuVal" and get some idea of what the foodstuff listed is good, not so good, or bad for you. There are easy to review the 100 items and you might change your eating habits.
2: Make an appointment to see a trainer and get started on exercises for weight loss. ...Read more
No cures: These are treatments you are referring to. ...Read more
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