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What are the precautions of an insulin pump?

What are the precautions of an insulin pump?

Plan ahead: Things can and do go wrong with an Insulin pump sometimes, so plan ahead for these. Infusion sites can fail if the catheter becomes kinked, or the tip comes out. Keep an extra infusion set with you at all times. Occasionally, the electronics of the pump fail, so keep a written copy of your pump settings with you. For the most part, pumping is very safe, but be prepared for emergencies! ...Read more

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Insulin Pump (Definition)

Insulin pumps is a convenient way to give insulin. The Insulin is in a reservoir and gets pumped through a needle into the skin nearby. You can program it to give a variable basal rate, and you tell it how much Insulin to give with meals. However, the pump does not measure glucose. You still need to do this. The Insulin pump is good for type 1 diabetics who are motivated to ...Read more


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What are the benefits of an insulin pump?

What are the benefits of an insulin pump?

Stabilize levels: Insulin is used to treat type 1 diabetes (sometimes in young people--juvenile dm). An Insulin pmp allows the diabetic to avoid wide fluctuations in bld sgr keeping fasting @90, an hour after eating < 160, and return to @100 in 2 hrs. Eating 5 small meals per day, drinking adequate fluids, being relaxed while eating, mild daily exercise...Is ideal for anyone. That's less than 1% of americans. ...Read more

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What are the common reasons given for not using an insulin pump and cgm?

What are the common reasons given for not using an insulin pump and cgm?

Several: Deciding to use a pump with or without cgm is a personal decision. Some reasons it may not be right might include increased cost, complexity, not wanting to be dependent on a machine, very active lifestyle, self-consciousness, or not wanting to test as often as expected with a pump or cgm. It's a great choice for many patients, but not for everyone. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an overdose of insulin diabetes medication?

What are the symptoms of an overdose of insulin diabetes medication?

Sweating+ drowsiness: As the glucose levels drop to hypoglycemic levels, the body will produce the above symptoms.The brain must have glucose and oxygen at all times and those "sensors" trigger the responses. ...Read more

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What determines the use of an insulin pump by a type 2 diabetic?

What determines the use of an insulin pump by a type 2 diabetic?

Patient and doctor: If a patient has insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes, the decision to use a pump is up to the patient and physician. ...Read more

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With the type of hypotension when arteries are vasodilated. What type of medication are the most effective for bringing BP to normal ?

With the type of hypotension when arteries are vasodilated. What type of medication are the most effective for bringing BP to normal ?

Depends on the cause: In life threatening cases intravenous medications are used like epinephrine, norepinephrine, phenylephrine, dopamine, vasopressin or dobutamine. For predominant vasodilation the most commonly used "pressors" are norepinephrine, phenylephrine and epinephrine. Remember the most important thing is to address the cause of vasodilation. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

Could you tell me what is the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

Vital: Hi. Insulin is VITAL, ESSENTIAL for life, and to managing diabetes. In type 1's, exogenous insulin must be administered, because they stop making it. In many type 2's, there is still endogenous insulin, but not enough to prevent diabetes. There are medicines that help the body respond better to the endogenous insulin, and/or help the body secrete more. Exogenous insulin is often needed in type 2. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of an insulin pump? Does it keep a diabetic type 1 insulin in better check? No other health problems.

What are the pros and cons of an insulin pump?  Does it keep a diabetic type 1 insulin in better check?  No other health problems.

appropriate for some: Insulin pump is a great tool to control both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and it is commonly used. However, not all patients are candidates for the Insulin pump. The only way to know is to have a discussion with your physician about your appropriateness for an Insulin pump. ...Read more

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Senosibrate what are the consequences are taking the drug ?

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Senosibrate what are the consequences are taking the drug ?

Fenofibrate: Fenofibrate can help lower triglycerides. Possible side effects include liver damage and muscle pain. It can rarely cause rhabdomyolysis, severe muscle breakdowns, especially in combination with another one or two lipid-lowering medications (statin, niacin, etc), which can lead to renal failure. It should be used with caution in someone with history of kidney, gallbladder or liver problems. ...Read more

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What are the main restrictions when you have a baclofen pump placed?

What are the main restrictions when you have a baclofen pump placed?

Avoid trauma to pump: Normal activity should not bother your pump. Avoid hitting the pump while things are healing up to avoid opening up of the incision or infection. If you notice any fever or drainage from the incisions contact your surgeon. The main concern with the pump is infection initially which would require pump removal. If the pump starts beeping, get it evaluated quickly to avoid Baclofen withdrawal ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a intrathecal pain pump?

What are the risks of having a intrathecal pain pump?

Limited: Implantation of a spinal pump, like other surgical and medical procedures, may present risks. Complications include risk of infection, bleeding, headache, allergic reaction, spinal fluid leakage, paralysis, and device malfunction. ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of insulin pump?

What are the risks and benefits of insulin pump?

See below: Risk: pump malfunction, insertion site infection. Benefits: you always have Insulin with you (no "surprise" meals with no Insulin cause you didn't plan ahead), can take Insulin for snacks without another injection, can decrease Insulin during/after exercise to avoid lows, you can have Insulin delivered more slowly for a meal that takes longer to digest (dual wave bolus), more. ...Read more

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What are side effects of using an insulin pen that apparently froze in the luggage compartment of a plane?

What are side effects of using an insulin pen that apparently froze in the luggage compartment of a plane?

Ineffective insulin: Insulin is very stable at a range of temperatures from refrigerator temps to body temperature. It will denature if heated (don't leave on the dash while at the beach) and should not be frozen. If your Insulin has been frozen assume that it will have less than its normal potency. Best to replace it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

Can you tell me about the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

If type 1...: Can't live without it if type 2, by bias is=, that with newer meds, most don't need it, and if need basal insulin, most won't need meal time insulin. ...Read more

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What are the top quantities of each of the "B" Vitiamins that are good for you ?

What are the top quantities of each of the "B" Vitiamins that are good for you ?

100% RDA.: FDA official guidelines http://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/guidancedocumentsregulatoryinformation/labelingnutrition/ucm064928.htm Note, B vitamins are water soluble and overdoses of them are probably impossible. Niacin, however at 500 mg amts is associatted with unpleasant flushing feeling in MOST people who take it. ...Read more

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What are the precautions which should be taken when there is probability of pregnancy? ?

What are the precautions which should be taken when there is probability of pregnancy? ?

Normal health: Pregnancy is normal so i hesitate to state precautions. Basically, eat well, rest well and enjoy pregnancy. There are plenty of spooky stories about pregnancy and things to avoid, but common sense and good health habits are plenty precaution enough. ...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