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Are there any alternatives to insulin injection?

Are there any alternatives to insulin injection?

Yes: For type 2 diabetics whose body still produces its own insulin, one may be able to control blood sugar with pills, injectables that are not insulin, diet modification, daily exercise and achieving a healthy body weight. As type 2 diabetes progresses, however, Insulin may be required. In type 1 diabetes, Insulin is always required. ...Read more

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Subcutaneous (Definition)

The hypodermis, also called the hypoderm, subcutaneous tissue, subcutis, or superficial fascia, is the lowermost layer of the integumentary system in vertebrates. Types of cells that are found in the hypodermis are fibroblasts, adipose cells, and macrophages. It is derived from the mesoderm, but unlike the dermis, it is not derived from the dermatome ...Read more


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Insulin injection skin thickening?

Injection site?: Usually people asking about this are asking if Insulin can cause thickening of the skin at an injection site; the answer is yes. The solution is to stop using that site until the skin thins back down. After that, rotate your injection sites regularly, and never use one site more often than any of the others. ...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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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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How long can a type 1 diabetic last without insulin injection?

How long can a type 1 diabetic last without insulin injection?

It depends.: If relatively healthy and you have a ready supply of fluids to drink, you can get along but will be progressively losing weight and be hounded by insatiable thirst and frequent urination night and day. If you get sick, however, and you're too weak to get something to drink, you can deteriorate rapidly and die from lack of Insulin and dehydration from the constant urinary losses. ...Read more

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Is there bad side effect by using insulin injection..? Thank you..

Is there bad side effect by using insulin injection..? Thank you..

Two big ones.: Insulin use is associated with weight gain and the potential of taking too much. These are usually minor concerns for the physician but are often major concerns for the patient. Not taking Insulin when it is really necessary is probably a much larger evil. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a diabetic person's insulin injection does not work?

What does it mean if a diabetic person's insulin injection does not work?

THEY ARE EITHER: Not using enough, the site where they inject has stopped properly absorbing insulin, or they have developed immune resistance to Insulin and again, they need higher doses. 3 most common reasons. ...Read more

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

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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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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Insulin (Definition)

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