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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

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 long does humalog (insulin lispro) insulin usually stay in your system after an injection?

How long does humalog (insulin lispro) insulin usually stay in your system after an injection?

Short acting insulin: such as Humalog, (insulin lispro) generally begins lowering your blood sugar with 15 minutes of an injection. Its peak action is between 30 minutes - 1.5 hours. It may still be having an effect on blood sugar for as long as 6 - 8 hours after an injection. ...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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Can a nurse give insulin injections?

Can a nurse give insulin injections?

Injections: 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

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What are the brand names of insulin injections?

What are the brand names of insulin injections?

Insulin: Some are Actrapid, Insugen-N, Lantus, (insulin glargine) Mixtard, Rapimix, Zinulin. ...Read more

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Why can't insulin be taken orally instead of injection?

Why can't insulin be taken orally instead of injection?

Insulin: The problem with oral Insulin is the acid and enzymes in the stomach break it down into fragments making it useless. There is work currently being done to find an Insulin formulation that will survive this environment. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the right amount of insuget insulin should I get for injection?

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

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Is an omnipod insulin delivery system better than other insulin pumps?

Is an omnipod insulin delivery system better than other insulin pumps?

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

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Omnipod insulin delivery system versus other insulin pumps, what's the difference?

Omnipod insulin delivery system versus other insulin pumps, what's the difference?

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

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Is it safe to take insulin injections while pregnant?

Is it safe to take insulin injections while pregnant?

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

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Insulin injection skin thickening?

Insulin injection skin thickening?

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

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Cellulitis from insulin injections?

Cellulitis from insulin injections?

Yes: Sterile techniques should be followed as close as possible with Insulin injections and signs of cellulitis should be treated as such. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to insulin injection?

Are there any alternatives to insulin injection?

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

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At what age can children learn to give themselves insulin injections safely?

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

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Is it true that all persons with insulin depedent diabetes receive daily insulin injections?

Is it true that all persons with insulin depedent diabetes receive daily insulin injections?

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

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Can novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin injections cause pain?

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

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Could you tell me why insulin injection are not useful in obesity?

Could you tell me why insulin injection are not useful in obesity?

Of course: Insulin injections are effective in obesity or you couldn't control diabetes, but there is resistance ...Read more

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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