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I just had two spoons of cashew butter and two gulps of milk? Will that help with insulin reaction?

I just had two spoons of cashew butter and two gulps of milk? Will that help with insulin reaction?

Yes.: By the time you read this message you will know better than i whether it worked.

The object of treating Insulin overdose depends upon the type of Insulin injected. For most short acting Insulin a 15 gram carbohydrate load should be adequate and you should be feeling better at 15 minutes. If it is a longer acting Insulin will need a longer plan and shold probably contact your physician. ...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 smoking affect insulin reaction in body or what's the effect on smoking on insulin in blood?

How smoking affect insulin reaction in body or what's the effect on smoking on insulin in blood?

Insuline resistance: In healthy men, chronic smoking was associated with high plasma Insulin concentrations, independent of other factors known to influence Insulin sensitivity. In addition, the long-term use of nicotine gum was associated with hyperinsulinemia and Insulin resistance.
Smoking (also in habitual smokers) acutely impairs Insulin action and leads to Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Can changing insulin cause a reaction like itchy blotchy skin?

Can changing insulin cause a reaction like itchy blotchy skin?

Blotchy skin: It is possible, but not common, for insulin to cause itchy blotchy skin. You must let your doctor now and then decide if it is or is not related to the type of insulin you are using. There are many insulin products and it would be wise to make a change but that might not have any effect on blotchy skin. If you can, let me know what you find out from your doctor. ...Read more

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How to alleviate reaction at insulin injection site?

How to alleviate reaction at insulin injection site?

Which reaction: Is this lipoatrophy or lipohypertrophy? Are you referring to redness or puffiness at the injection site? ...Read more

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Is it better to give milk or juice to a pregnant diabetic having a reaction to insulin?

Is it better to give milk or juice to a pregnant diabetic having a reaction to insulin?

Juice: If the blood sugar is low, an immediate source of glucose such as a fruit juice or orange juice wil be most effective in the short term. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergic reaction when using novolog insulin?

Is it possible to have an allergic reaction when using novolog insulin?

Yes: It's infrequent but it is possible. One way to know is to ask your doctor to switch you to an equivalent Insulin (humalog, apidra) and see if the reactions on NovoLog disappear. ...Read more

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Why does injecting insulin into the same location cause a hard “bump” to form in that area? Is this reaction the reason ports aren’t used?

Why does injecting insulin into the same location cause a hard “bump” to form in that area? Is this reaction the reason ports aren’t used?

Insulin bumps: AlyxF ~ the bump is body reaction to a foreign material being injected into same place. Fibrous tissue cause bump and less absorption, so rotate injection site to prevent. Ports are used for continuous infusion pumps and are directly into the vein. Not used for IM or SC shots thanks ...Read more

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Is there an association between my type 2 diabetes and an allergic reaction to both lantus and levemir (insulin detemir)?

Is there an association between my type 2 diabetes and an allergic reaction to both lantus and levemir (insulin detemir)?

No: You can have allergic reaction to any medicine, but Lantus and Levemir (insulin detemir) are two different compounds used for the same indication
patients with diabetes ave no association with what your question? Is. ...Read more

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I have taken more insulin to my body in my 5 years with health problems, so now I got result of high dose insulin in my body. What I have to do?

I have taken more insulin to my body in my 5 years with health problems, so now I got result of high dose insulin in my body. What I have to do?

Insulin: Insulin levels vary widely over course of mere hours. Insulin does not accumulate in the body. Tumors of the pancreas can produce excess insulin but are very rare. In general measuring insulin levels is fraught with difficulty and should be done and interpreted by an endocrinologist or someone with advanced training in diabetes. Treatment of high levels would be to treat the underlying cause. ...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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Can you tell me if I took about 140 units of lantus (insulin glargine) long acting insulin would it result in a fatality?

Can you tell me if I took about 140 units of lantus (insulin glargine) long acting insulin would it result in a fatality?

Depends: Hi. No way to tell. Are you a type 1 or a type 2? What's your normal Lantus (insulin glargine) dose? If you made a grievous dosing error, go to the ER (drinking juice on the way), so they can have an IV in you and be prepared for a crash. I have type 2's who use Lantus (insulin glargine) 300-400 units/day; 140 units wouldn't kill them. I have type 1's using 16 units/day; 140 units would mess them up pretty badly. Be safe. ...Read more

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I have. Hemoglobin A 1c result of 4.6 and my md is concerned. She ran insulin test and all came back normal. Should I be concerned?

I have. Hemoglobin A 1c result of 4.6 and my md is concerned.  She ran insulin test and all came back normal.  Should I be concerned?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your MD's concern may be related to lower than usual value of A1c result. If you do not have insulin hyperactivity and do not have symptoms, you should be fine. One more thing to check is hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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I am a t2 diabetic taking insulin. A1c 6.2; 55 yrs old. What does a fasting c-peptide result of 3.4 indicate? Am i making normal levels of insulin?

Yes: We need to see the blood sugar level at the time the c-peptide of 3.1 was drawn but in general, this is a good and adequate level. This means that your body is still producing and releasing its own insulin. It means that you are a type 2 diabetic and not close to being a type 1 yet if ever. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned as an insulin dependent t2 diabetic if I need to increase the amount of humalog (insulin lispro) I take to get the same result I got in the past?

Should i be concerned as an insulin dependent t2 diabetic if I need to increase the amount of humalog (insulin lispro) I take to get the same result I got in the past?

Yes: 1. Might be acutely ill
2. May have gained weight and have more Insulin resistance

3. May have hypoglycemic unawareness with rebound high numbers that don't respond well to extra insulin. ...Read more

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Consistently high LH level, always high lh:fsh ratio, last result showed 14.4 LH to 6.6 fsh. Do I have insulin resistance or hyperinsulinemia?

Maybe (not) . . .: Can't tell anything about Insulin resistance or hyperinsulinemia by measuring your lh & fsh. When you're young & menstruating, your lh & fsh will vary throughout your cycle. Once you go thru menopause, your lh & fsh remain elevated. If you want to determine if you're resistant to Insulin or have high Insulin levels, just measure fasting insulin. ...Read more

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One patient your result(c-peptide 1020 pmol/l and glycoceratedhb 9.9%)according to result dr prescribe for him insulin injection so why taken insulin?

Dianetes: You have uncontrolled diabetes with very high blood sugars and Insulin deficiency. It is proper to start on basal Insulin and re-evaluate you in a month. ...Read more

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Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di

Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di

No: Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine 2 receptor reverse agonist and would not significantly affect histamine production.when withdrawn. There is a theoretical possibility that Zantac (ranitidine) itself may lead to more histamine release by blocking the histamine 2 receptor(which acts as a feedback switch) but this has not been clinically a significant issue. ...Read more

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Why is my skin reacting (dry patches, itchy rash) to my insulin pump sites?

Adhesive reaction?: I would wonder if you are becoming sensitive to the adhesive used at the site. It is unlikely to be a reaction to the insulin. Also, make sure there is no latex in your supplies. You might try putting some Hydrocortisones cream on your skin in the area before attaching the insertion needle. ...Read more

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Diabetic not eating normal insulin 16unit 3 daily should I adjust n how much?

See below: Yes, most likely you will need to adjust but this is impossible to determine without blood sugar logs, your history of Insulin dosing, and any other meds (including diabetes meds) that you are taking. You should discuss this with your doctor who knows you and your history well. ...Read more

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What can I do about high insulin?

Insulin resistance: Many people are Insulin resistant. That means you have to make more Insulin to keep blood glucose normal. The most common cause is obesity/overweight and sedentary lifestyle. Genetic predisposition. Medications and medical conditions can contribute. So the solution is to fix the problem: diet and exercise. I actually do not measure insulin, since it will not change what I would do anyway. ...Read more

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How could I get funding for insulins?

Free insulin: If you don't have medical insurance and your income is below a certain amount, you can apply for drug assistance program to the phamaceutical company making the insulin. They are very good about giving insulin free under these circumstances ...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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How to tell if I am insulin resistant?

Insulin resistant: If you are taking insulin and your blood sugar is high, you are not insulin resistant but you are not taking enough insulin.

There are two ways around this:

1: Increase your insulin bit by bit for a while.
2: Make changes to your diet. See "Nuval" on line.
3: Exercise as regularly as you can.

4: Work your way to needing less insulin. ...Read more

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Where or how can I get emergency insulin?

Samples, pharmacy: If you have a primary care doctor, the office may have some samples of the Insulin you take. Many states do not require a prescription for purchasing Insulin from a pharmacy. One source i just checked says most counties in fl do not require a rx. If you're purchasing it without a prescription, be sure you're getting the form of Insulin you need. The pharmacist can help. ...Read more

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How can I select my insulin dose initially?

A doctor is required: This is really the role of a physician or diabetes educator for although there are general formulas that guide estimates, there are many variables that must be taken into account. For example, the usual total dose (tdd) varies from 0.5 to 1 unit per kg of body weight. In choosing which dose to start with lies a medical judgment. ...Read more