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It Is Normal For My Leg To Hurt At The Site Of My Insulin Injection
Why 2hours after insulin injection blood sugar still high?She doesn't want to eat, 80yrs old now, overseas, develop ulcers, now have fever, weak legs.
Why am i having a behive effect at the site of my insulin injection? Lots of burning and insulin doesn't absorb into skin
Lipodystrophy: This is a lump in the skin that forms when you keep on injecting in the same spot. One of the problem with this is the rejection of the injected medication. One thing you can do is rotate the injection sites around the belly button. Avoid injecting in the same area. Use different needle sizes... ...Read more
Which reaction: Is this lipoatrophy or lipohypertrophy? Are you referring to redness or puffiness at the injection site? ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two big ones.: Insulin use is associated with weight gain and the potential of taking too much. These are usually minor concerns for the physician but are often major concerns for the patient. Not taking Insulin when it is really necessary is probably a much larger evil. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
You can do better: Your Insulin is outdated. Unless you are in excellent control, or there is a reason not be be in tighter control, ask you doctor to change you to a better, more modern, more effective Insulin regimen. See if other oral therapies would help. Work on diet, exercise, weight loss, monitoring, prevention. See an endocrinologist instead of just your pcp. ...Read more
No cures: These are treatments you are referring to. ...Read more
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