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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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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?

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?

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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Could you tell me why insulin injection are not useful in obesity?

Could you tell me why insulin injection are not useful in obesity?

Of course: Insulin injections are effective in obesity or you couldn't control diabetes, but there is resistance ...Read more

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It is normal for my leg to hurt at the site of my insulin injection?

Check for infection: If you are having pain at an injection site, you should call your doctor. Your doctor will want to know if you have any signs of infection such as fever, redness, swelling or hot to touch at injection site. ...Read more

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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

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Insulin injection skin thickening?

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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My blood was 347 at 8am should I go to ER for an insulin injection?

My blood was 347 at 8am should I go to ER for an insulin injection?

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

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My dad takes insulin injection for diabetes but sugar level doesn't drop down what can he do?

My dad takes insulin injection for diabetes but sugar level doesn't drop down what can he do?

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 more

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Could you tell me why insulin injection are not useful in controlling obesity related diabetes?

Could you tell me why insulin injection are not useful in controlling obesity related diabetes?

Insulin resistant.: Obese individuals get diabetes because the fat tissue in their bodies confers upon them resistance to insulin. So it's not a lack of insulin causing the problem, but a resistance to the effect of insulin. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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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Insulin (Definition)

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