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Subcutaneous 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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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
Which reaction: Is this lipoatrophy or lipohypertrophy? Are you referring to redness or puffiness at the injection site? ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No cures: These are treatments you are referring to. ...Read more
You can do better: Your Insulin is outdated.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
Why am i having a behive effect at the site of my insulin injection? Lots of burning and insulin doesn't absorb into skin
Lipodystrophy: This is a lump in the skin that forms when you keep on injecting in the same spot. One of the problem with this is the rejection of the injected medication. One thing you can do is rotate the injection sites around the belly button. Avoid injecting in the same area. Use different needle sizes... ...Read more
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
Perhaps: Are you known to be diabetic and monitor your blood sugars? Are you not feeling well? Call your doctors for advice or go to the er if they are not available to give any advice. ...Read more
Doctor: A doctor may need to adjust medication if blood sugars aren't responding appropriately to medication. A comprehensive history is necessary, including review of blood sugars, diet, and screen for other illnesses if necessary before such a decision is made. Your dad needs to discuss with his doctor. Better sooner than later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How could we defferentiate between hypoglycemia caused by factitious insulin injection and by an insulinoma?
Cpeptide test: A fasting C-peptide test could help, but isn't always definitive. A C-peptide test measures native Insulin production and isn't elevated by outside Insulin (injected insulin). So a low or normal level when fasting would be evidence against an insulinoma (insulin tumor). An elevated C-peptide when fasting shows elevated Insulin levels when they shouldn't be, as could happen with an insulinoma ...Read more
What to do if I'm a diabetic patient. I use to take insulin injection daily my problem is that every day after food my g?
Clarify please: May wish to re-ask. Your question was cut off. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm insulin dependent diabetic. I want permanent relief from insulin injection. is there any latest treatment?
Inhaled insulin: Hi. For type 1 diabetes and for insulin dependent type 2, you need insulin. Period. I'm guessing you're type 2 since we type 1's don't mind shots. The FDA recently approved an inhaled rapidly acting insulin (Afrezza), so it should be available soon. If you're type 1, you'll still need your basal insulin. If you're type 2, you might be able to get by on pills and fast acting inhaled insulin only. ...Read more
Why without any test at all just a high reading on first endo visit was I given insulin injection non fasting. Reading was 260. Called it type1 why?
Hard to say: The only one who can answer this fully is your physician. A 260 non fasting is indicative of diabetes although i would get labs before thinking about giving Insulin injection. You can't prove that someone is a type 1 by just looking at them. You need tests. Ask your physician why he/she felt it was urgent to give you Insulin at that time. He/she might have a good reason. ...Read more
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