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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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What affects does inhaling isopropyl alcohol have on a fetus? I use it everyday as a disinfectant when I give myself insulin.

What affects does inhaling isopropyl alcohol have on a fetus? I use it everyday as a disinfectant when I give myself insulin.

If only this use: If you're only meaning this type of use where you don't have to inhale deeply, you will probably not be harming yourself or your baby. Some people purposefully inhale this alcohol to get intoxicated -- and this kind of use could harm both you and your baby. I suggest you avoid breathing it in at all, if possible. ...Read more

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Can I purchase an insulin allergy/resistance testing kit?

Can I purchase an insulin allergy/resistance testing kit?

I don't think so: To my knowledge there are no commercially available kits for home measurement of Insulin allergy or resistance. ...Read more

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BP 178/104, hard to breathe/chest tight. A sub dr said this is okay to have this bp reading. I have shortness of breath, CKD stage 4, on Insulin, ?

BP 178/104, hard to breathe/chest tight. A sub dr said this is okay to have this bp reading. I have shortness of breath, CKD stage 4, on Insulin, ?

Blood pressure: We would generally be quite concerned with what you describe. Get rechecked and be sure the doctor has all the possible information about you and your history. Ask for an explanation of what's going on when you see the doctor. ...Read more

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Will I always need medications/insulin?

Will I always need medications/insulin?

Depends: Type 1 diabetes will always need insulin. Type 2 diabetes may not need any medication if the diabetes can be controlled with diet and exercise. ...Read more

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I inhaled dust from a counting machine in the bank. Ever since then I ve been having chronic catarhh and weekness. Pls what medication will I take?

I inhaled dust from a counting machine in the bank. Ever since then I ve been having chronic catarhh and weekness. Pls what medication will I take?

Irritant: Occupational lung disease can be a serious issue. It might simply be a mild case of inhalational irritation of the lung lining to hypersensitivity pneumonitis to infection to? You really should get this evaluated by a doctor, and consider getting a chest x-ray to get a very basic picture of your lung tissue. Medication recommendations without a diagnosis is dangerous. ...Read more

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I am type 2 DM on oral medication. Now I am preganant. Since I am on tablets instead of insulin can I continue my preganancy?

I am type 2 DM on oral medication. Now I am preganant. Since I am on tablets instead of insulin can I continue my preganancy?

Yes: Some of the oral meds actually decrease the risk of miscarriage. Others do carry some risk and will need to be changed. There is also a chance that you will need to be put on insulin at some point in the pregnancy but you can with close monitoring have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Best of wishes. ...Read more

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I may have inhaled a lot of raid mosquito spray and now I have a dry cough that won't go away with cough syrup. What medications do I need?

I may have inhaled a lot of raid mosquito spray and now I have a dry cough that won't go away with cough syrup. What medications do I need?

Raid is the problem: The raid spray is irriating your mucous membrane from inhalation, and if gargling with saline rinses don't help, you can call the poison control center (for your state), and they will give you antidotes. Don't believe that cough syrup will work, as it's primarily sugar with some expectorant. Don't delay, so you can start feeling better. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: humulin (insulin)?

Please describe the medication: humulin (insulin)?

Brand name: Humulin is a brand of Insulin manufactured by the lilly company. Within that name brand are different formulations of Insulin which include humalog, (insulin lispro) regular, and nph. Additionally a variety of mixed insulins are available. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to acetylcysteine inhalation medications?

Are there any alternatives to acetylcysteine inhalation medications?

Mucus plugs?: If you are using this drug for mucus plugs, there are very few, if any alternatives. Sometimes saline nebulizer treatments can be helpful. ...Read more

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What are the names of non insulin medications for type 2 diabetes injectable?

What are the names of non insulin medications for type 2 diabetes injectable?

GROWING DAILY NOW: List is getting longer every day but- byetta, victoza (liraglutide) were the first. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: insulin?

Please describe the medication: insulin?

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

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Please describe the medication: humalog (insulin lispro)?

Please describe the medication: humalog (insulin lispro)?

Fast acting analog: Of human Insulin whose pattern of activity when given with a meal mimics pattern of activity of Insulin secreted by normal person

when dosed correctly can help in excellent contol of patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Diabetes medication: Treats diabetes mellitus. Insulin is a hormone that helps get sugar from the blood to the muscles, where it is used for energy. This type of Insulin usually works longer than regular insulin. ...Read more

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Will a diabetic medication or insulin show up on a urine drug test?

Unlikely: Urine drug tests are looking for specific drugs like marijuana, cocaine, other narcotic analgesics, benzodiazepines (xanax/valium /ativan) & any other drug specifically requested. Insulin & other diabetic meds are not drugs of abuse & thus not looked for. ...Read more

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A 65 years old diabetic who takes insulin as treatment, can a person take any oral medication instead of insulin to control the disease?

A 65 years old diabetic who takes insulin as treatment, can a person take any oral medication instead of insulin to control the disease?

Last resort: Insulin is often considered a last resort, given the potential complications and difficulties taking it. And often we try one of several classes of oral meds first. However, sometimes when a person's sugars are really high, it is easy to assume that it is beyond the ability of the oral meds, and we will go straight to insulin. ...Read more

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My mom has a fbs result of 206mg/dl, rbs of 313mg/dl. She kept on asking why is that her sugar levels never went down even with her insulin medication?

Dose adjustment: People's Insulin requirements vary. Some people respond to very low doses, some people need hundreds of units a day. She needs her doses adjusted. ...Read more

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Is there any oral insulin medication available for Diabetes (Type 1) patients or insulin injection is the only option?

Type 1 needs insulin: Type 1 diabetes occurs because the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas are damaged. The pancreas makes little or no insulin, so sugar cannot enter the body's cells for use as energy. Insulin injections are needed throughout lifetime. In Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is still making insulin but it may be insufficient or ineffective. ...Read more

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How long can a severe diabetic with a kidney transplant go without any medications i.E. Insulin, anti. Rejection?

How long can a severe diabetic with a kidney transplant go without any medications i.E. Insulin, anti. Rejection?

Hope not to find out: This is one of those things nobody can predict for an individual, and nobody wants to be unfortunate enough to find out. Patients should always carry extra medication if traveling, and know how and where to get refills if out of town. For a severe diabetic, one day without meds is not good. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an overdose of insulin diabetes medication?

What are the symptoms of an overdose of insulin diabetes medication?

Sweating+ drowsiness: As the glucose levels drop to hypoglycemic levels, the body will produce the above symptoms. The brain must have glucose and oxygen at all times and those "sensors" trigger the responses. ...Read more

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Is it bad for diabetics to be insulin-dependent or take too many medications?

Is it bad for diabetics to be insulin-dependent or take too many medications?

No: It is bad for a person with diabetes to have poorly controlled blood sugars. Use whatever medication is necessary- along with exercise and diet planning- to achieve that goal. ...Read more

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Is taking insulin injections only option for diabetes patients or there is also some oral medication available for this purose?

Is taking insulin injections only option for diabetes patients or there is also some oral medication available for this purose?

Diabetes: The vast majority of folks w/diabetes have Type ii Diabetes which is primarily from lifestyle. The body can make insulin but it cannot transport it into the cells to make ATP, which gives us energy. W/work it can be reversed. Type I diabetes comes from a malfunctioning pancreas and insulin is not being produced. It is typically diagnosed early in life while Type II develops later. Peace&health. ...Read more

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Why do you have to give gliclazide and lantus (insulin glargine) together. Isn't lantus (insulin glargine) enough to lower blood sugar? Also why give these medications before food?

Why do you have to give gliclazide and lantus (insulin glargine) together. Isn't lantus (insulin glargine) enough to lower blood sugar? Also why give these medications before food?

Too much 4 400 space: 1st drug stimulates your own insulin production. 2nd is long lasting insulin. There are multiple forms of insulin with different half lives and there are also insulin pumps which automate a lot of this stuff. ...Read more

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What medications can raise the insulin level?

What medications can raise the insulin level?

Diabetes?: Are you asking this question in terms of treating diabetes?

One class of medicines called sulfonylureas are used in diabetes to increase Insulin production by your pancreas. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can you think of the new drug afrezza, which is an inhalable form to insulin?

Can you tell me what can you think of the new drug afrezza, which is an inhalable form to insulin?

It works: Hi. Inhaled Insulin works, and in spite of the fact that's not the way evolution designed for Insulin to be delivered, it appears to be safe. I don't know a single type 1 who minds shots, but some type 2s don't seem to want them, so for that subset, if inhaled Insulin gets them ON Insulin when they need it, then it's a good thing! ...Read more