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How long does insulin stay in the system after injection?

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

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


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How long can a type 1 diabetic last without insulin injection?

How long can a type 1 diabetic last without insulin injection?

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

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After taking long term insulin why did my bs drop 50 points in 5 minutes?

After taking long term insulin why did my bs drop 50 points in 5 minutes?

Can recheck: If one is using Insulin and notices a sudden change in the blood glucose reading, she can double check the Insulin to make sure the dose is correct, and then retest the blood sugar. Sometimes, a blood sugar result is not correct, due to reasons such as machine error, problems with the test strip, human error, etc... The doctor can evaluate if there are worrisome concerns. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to shower after you inject insulin?

How long should you wait to shower after you  inject insulin?

Right away: If done correctly, you don't need to wait to shower after injecting insulin. ...Read more

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Am curious to know after medicines become less effective diabetics are put on insulin.How long will the insulin be effective once started.What next !!

Am curious to know after medicines become less effective diabetics are put on insulin.How long will the insulin be effective once started.What next !!

Right away: Insulin are effective right away. Unless you're a type 1, insulin should be used together with oral pills. Some complement the action of insulin and should be used together. ...Read more

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How long do you have to stay in a hospital for insulin overdose?

How long do you have to stay in a hospital for insulin overdose?

Intentional?: Depending on the type of Insulin you're referring to, hypoglycemia from an Insulin overdose may take anywhere from several hours to more than 24 hours to wear off. However, if the overdose was intentional, or, if the patient has had a lot of difficulty with diabetes management, a longer stay may be necessary to sort things out. ...Read more

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How long after a possible insulin overdose will a diabetic start to show signs of negative effects?

Type of insulin?: Short acting Insulin could start working within 5-10 minutes. Other types of Insulin could take hours before hypoglycemia might be a problem. ...Read more

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My child is GH deficient and was prescribed daily injections of 0,025mg/kg. Is it ok to inject and eat breakfast right after? Insulin response

My child is GH deficient and was prescribed daily injections of 0,025mg/kg. Is it ok to inject and eat breakfast right after? Insulin response

Insulin response o.k: Growth harm one causes body to make Insulin like growth factor and Insulin growth factor binding protein 3. which helps in the growth of child . growth harm one does not interfere with Insulin response,from pancreas . ...Read more

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Will an im injectable (insulin or hrt) show up on an mri...If so how long after?

Will an im injectable (insulin or hrt) show up on an mri...If so how long after?

I AM SORRY, I HAVE: No clue what you are trying to ask. Please re phrase and send again. Thank you. ...Read more

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