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The right front of my tongue is numb. I have little taste sensation. Type 1 diabetic -9 yrs. Lantus, (insulin glargine) simlyn, nova log. Any recommendations?
Doctor can evaluate: Numbness on the tip of the tongue due to a canker sore or other ulcer, or due to tasting overly-hot food, should recover by itself. If there's no obvious reason for the numbness, or if it doesn't recover by itself, a primary care doctor and an ENT doctor can evaluate to see what is going on. If one is a long-standing diabetic, nerve function can be worsening, so maybe that's causing loss of taste. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lantis : Lantis is a slow release Insulin injection that is administered once a day, good for 24 hours. Humulin is not the same. Humulin lasts for about 14 hours and peaks differently than lantus (insulin glargine). If you were to switch to humulin, you may need to give your self 2 injections/day to regulate your blood sugar. Let your doctor know what your wishes are and that you'd like to opt for a substitute, one that is more affordable. The change may, however, change the way you administer Insulin to yourself in terms of how many injections you need in a day, as well as the frequency for which you check your blood sugar. ...Read more
An important hormone: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not like high,,: Low Insulin causes glucose levels to stay high or rise which means the glucose can't get into the cells and serve as nourishment. This is seen in type i diabetes (no insulin) and in type ii diabetes (insulin resistance). This means that the body's fat and later muscle reserves are used. However, if there is too much, like in an insulinoma, hypoglycemia can rapidly result causing coma and death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers