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It is normal for my leg to hurt at the site of my insulin injection?

It is normal for my leg to hurt at the site of my insulin injection?

Check for infection: If you are having pain at an injection site, you should call your doctor. Your doctor will want to know if you have any signs of infection such as fever, redness, swelling or hot to touch at injection site. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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 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.

Diabetes: This person' s diabetes is obviously out of control. By all rights she should be hospitalized to get her diet and Insulin under control. She needs to have a comprehensive course in diabetic care. Considering her age someone should take responsibility for her care. ...Read more

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Why am i having a behive effect at the site of my insulin injection? Lots of burning and insulin doesn't absorb into skin

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

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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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Can we serve a normal food to a diabetic taking insulin injection twice a day?

Yes: As long as the carbohydrates are accounted for in giving the injection of Insulin the person with Insulin requiring dm will do fine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to?Use my insulin injection twice?

Is it safe to?Use my insulin injection twice?

Many insulins: There are many Insulin preparations with different modes of action. Please talk to your diabetes treatment team, if you do not have one and you are on Insulin you need to find one in your area! ...Read more

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Diabetes I am using insulin injection for more than12 years type humolin 70/30?

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

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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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What happens if I accidently hit a vein while giving myself my insulin injection for diabetes?

No big deal: This is actually not uncommon and it could happen to anyone. The simple answer is nothing major will happen to you if you do this. You most likely will have a small bruise. The Insulin also could "peak" quicker than before so it might be prudent to check your blood sugar more on the day that this happen. We give Insulin through the iv's quite frequently to treat hyperglycemia in the hospital. ...Read more

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