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What is insulin?

An important hormone

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Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that most importantly is involved in maintaining normal blood sugar by facilitating entry of glucose into cells. Insulin production is impaired in type 1 diabetes and insulin is given as an injectable drug; it can be used in later type 2 DM when natural insulin levels diminish, though the role of insulin in type 2 is much more complicated.
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What does insulin do?

Use glucose

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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.
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How does insulin work?

Use glucose

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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.
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views on insulin pumps?

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40% of the insulin we produce is secreted all the time at different rates and the other 60% our pancreas produces to metabolize (burn) the carbohydrates we eat for fuel. The best way to mimick that is using an insulin pump.
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How does insulin work?

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TRANSPORTS SUGAR MOLECULES FROM THE BLOODSTREAM TO INSIDE THE CELLS, SO THEY CAN UTILIZE GLUCOSE FOR ENERGY.
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What's an insulin pump?

Pump

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A device that deliveres a preprogramed amount of insulin at a preprogramed time of day.
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What is humalog insulin?

Rapid acting insulin

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Like other insulin analogs Humalog (lispro) is a rapid acting meal time insulin. It can be injected before or immediately after meal. It has a quick onset, short duration of action, less variation in absorption and decrease chances of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) if use appropriately. Indicated for management of diabetes mellitus. Humalog is administered subcutaneously only. Can be use in Pumps.
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What is an insulin pump?

Delivers Insulin

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An insulin pump is a device that holds insulin in a resevoir and delivers it to the body via a small needle placed, often in the fatty tissue of the abdomen. Insulin is pumped at a rate set by the doctor/patient to provide a continuous flow of insulin. Often the patient will press a button to deliver a slightly larger dose of insulin at mealtimes. The devices are getting smaller all the time.
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what is insulin resistance?

High insulin

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Insulin resistance is a state in which a given concentration of insulin produces a less-than-expected lowering of blood sugar or that a supra physiological level of insulin is needed to maintain BS. In many scenarios, IR poses a significant risk factor for developing fatty liver and diabetes
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When should insulin be held?

Hold insulin

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Hold insulin with signs of hypogycemia like sweating , tready puls e, nausea or vomiting
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