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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?

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 more

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


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

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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Is lantis a slow release insulin if so is humilin n the same need a cheaper answer for lantis

Is lantis a slow release insulin if so is humilin n the same need a cheaper answer for lantis

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

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What is insulin?

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 more

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What does insulin do?

What does insulin do?

Use glucose: Insulin allows the cells of the body to utilize the sugar that are floating in the blood. This sugar comes from the food you eat or sometimes from the liver while you are not eating. ...Read more

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How does insulin work?

Use glucose: Insulin allows the cells of the body to utilize the sugar that are floating in the blood. This sugar comes from the food you eat or sometimes from the liver while you are not eating. ...Read more

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How does insulin work?

How  does insulin work?

INSULIN: Transports sugar molecules from the bloodstream to inside the cells, so they can utilize glucose for energy. ...Read more

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Are all insulin's the same?

Insulin?: PAguilar ~ NO ! They are definitively ALL different and have widely differing time of onset and duration of action. INSULIN MUST ONLY BE PRESCRIBED BY A QUALIFIED MD ! If used incorrectly it can cause death. Thanks ...Read more

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When should insulin be held?

When should insulin be held?

Hold insulin: Hold Insulin with signs of hypogycemia like sweating , tready puls e, nausea or vomiting. ...Read more

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Is low insulin level harmful?

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 more

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