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Should I Take Insulin When My Sugar Count Is Low
Short acting insulin: Short actinginsulins generally peak at 4 hours post dosage. I hope this helps. ...Read more
I've caught my blood sugar high (272, 286) but it usually had a tendency to run low not high. I don't take insulin. Could something be malfunctioning?
Yes, two things: First, your body -- as a glucose above 200 indicates diabetes and needs attention from your physician. Why are you on corticosteroids which can partially be to blame for your high glucose? By the way, no one's blood sugar runs "low" unless on meds for diabetes. Nex, your mind -- of course something is malfunctioning. You're not thinking clearly if you don't realize you need to see your doctor now. ...Read more
Thyroid removed high TSH low blood sugar high insulin major weight gain, extream fatigue heart takes off really fast I feel faint. Whats going on?
I am 57 years old.My sugar lavel is 400 in the evening and 250-300 in the morning. I have take insulin 12ml from last 7 days but sugar not control.
How do you know: If you used enough? Too much? Too little? ...Read more
Insulin & Glucose: Insulin allows cells to use glucose as fuel. It helps to regulate blood sugar. Too much will bring blood sugar down putting/keeping it in storage and making it less available to cells. When this happens, hypoglycemia occurs. One may feel shaky, dizzy, headache, nausea, sweaty, etc. Which is a prompt to treat the low blood sugar. Severe lows can cause loss of consciousness, seizure, death. ...Read more
No: Insulin is a large molecule that does not cross the placenta. Glucose is a small molecule that does cross the placenta. If mom's sugar is high the baby will have to make a lot of Insulin to control fetal blood sugar. If mom's blood sugar stays normal then the baby does not have to work so hard. Use the prescribed amount of Insulin to keep your blood sugar optimized for you and your baby's health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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