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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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