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Is an omnipod insulin delivery system better than other insulin pumps?

Is an omnipod insulin delivery system better than other insulin pumps?

Insulin pump: It is a good insulin pump, and many users like it. However, an insulin pump often does not solve your blood sugar issues. It requires a lot of care, and you still need to check your glu many times per day. If you are thinking about a pump, you should be talking to an endocrinologist who uses a lot of pumps and who can guide you through this. ...Read more

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Omnipod insulin delivery system versus other insulin pumps, what's the difference?

Omnipod insulin delivery system versus other insulin pumps, what's the difference?

Patch pump: Hi. Omnipod is a "patch pump", meaning the pump attaches directly to your skin every 3 days, and there is no tubing attaching the pump to the infusion site like there is in traditional insulin pumps. There are plusses and minuses to both types of pumps, and neither type does anything for control you can't do with multiple daily injections using analog basal and bolus insulins. CGM is more vital. ...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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What are the differences between humulin (insulin) r and humulin (insulin) n?

What are the differences between humulin (insulin) r and humulin (insulin) n?

Humulin: Humulin is the marketed name by Eli Lilly and Company. Both are biosynthetic human insulin. Humulin N, is neutral protamine hagedorn (NPH), an intermediate-acting insulin, has an onset of 1-3 hours, peak of 8 hours and duration of 12 to 16 hours. Humulin R is Regular insulin, a short-acting insulin, has an onset of 30 to 60 minutes, a peak of 2-4 hours, and a duration of 5-8 hours. ...Read more

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Why does my insulin pod or the plaster that keeps it on make me feel itchy? Omnipod

Why does my insulin pod or the plaster that keeps it on make me feel itchy? Omnipod

Possible allergy: Some people are allergic to the adhesive used. The company should be able to help with this problem if you call them. ...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?

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?

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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What is the insulin response?

Diet, nutrition: When we consume too many high glycemic foods too much Insulin is released into the blood stream. This eventually leads to Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and weight gain. The type 2 diabetes epidemic is a direct result of this. Most people do not understand that diet foods and drinks and sugar free products are loaded with artificial sweeteners which are much more of a problem! ...Read more

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What is a good insulin meter?

Insulin meter: I presume you mean a blood sugar meter. If that is correct there are many brands of blood glucose meter, most being available at your pharmacy. If you have diabetes your doctor should have given you some ideas of which blood glucose meter to use. Do you indeed have diabetes? If so you should have been using a glucose meter by now. What am I missing? ...Read more

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What is a good insulin meter?

Any major meter: Hi. All commercial meters have to pass muster with the FDA. I don't think we're supposed to give product endorsements on here, but suffice it to say all the major players are very good. Good luck, and control your diabetes tightly for life! ...Read more

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How do you give insulin shots?

Insulin shot: Hi, if you have been started on Insulin, your doctor has to show you how, it's not possible to demonstrate that on line, you need to be taught by a nurse or MD. ...Read more

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When will my body make insulin?

When will my body make insulin?

All the time: Providing you are healthy and do not have type 1 diabetes, your body is constantly making Insulin from the pancreas. Insulin is made in the beta cells of the pancreas. There is a constant, slow release of Insulin all the time. The pancreas also releases additonal Insulin rapidly after we eat in response to increasing blood glucose levels. ...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