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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

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


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What will happen if I accidentally injected 30 units of air instead of insulin?

What will happen if I accidentally injected 30 units of air instead of insulin?

Nothing: Hi. Nothing will happen as a result of injecting 30 units of air, EXCEPT you're now 30 units short on insulin! Take your insulin! :-) ...Read more

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What happens if you inject 25 units of air instead of insulin?

What happens if you inject 25 units of air instead of insulin?

No problem: Nothing will happen. That is a miniscule amount of air, and it goes into the subcutaneous space. Air injected directly into a vein can cause an air embolus, but even if you hit a vein, that tiny amount of air would not cause a problem. ...Read more

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What would happen if I missed and accidentally injected myself with my cat's insulin?

What would happen if I missed and accidentally injected myself with my cat's insulin?

Too many variables: It would depend a great deal upon what type of Insulin you were using, how much you injected, and how sensitive your body is to insulin. Bottom line is that you could have a very serious low sugar reaction, and might need emergency medical care. If this were to happen you should call your doctor for more specific recommendations. ...Read more

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What will happen if you are not diabetic but you accidentally injected some insulin in you?

What will happen if you are not diabetic but you accidentally injected some insulin in you?

You Might Die: Insulin lowers blood sugar. If you inject a lot you will
lower your sugar so low you go into a coma. If you are by
yourself and do not get sugar instantly, you could die.
Several people have been convicted of killing family members by injecting insulin. ...Read more

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I use insulin 4+ times a day sometimes I see blood where I inject what would happen if I accidently inject insulin in my blood stream, would my blood sugars drop to fast and to low, and I may blackout. I try not to but what if?

I use insulin 4+ times a day sometimes I see blood where I inject what would happen if I accidently inject insulin in my blood stream, would my blood sugars drop to fast and to low, and I may blackout. I try not to but what if?

Diabetes: At your age you most likely have type 2 diabetes and, if so, your goal should be to get rid of diabetes.

No you won't blackout!

Improve your diet. Go online to "NuVal" and learn a lot about good, not so good, and bad for you foodstuff.

Also start a regular exercise program.

Done properly type 2 diabetes can be beaten! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you forget to inject insulin for a person with type one diabetes?

Blood sugar rises: The first thing that happens especially if food is eaten is that the blood sugar rises. Without Insulin the body cannot put that sugar into cells. Eventually ketones from fat breakdown develop. You can become quite ill if enough doses are missed. Also, missed doses will affect your a1c. ...Read more

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If you inject insulin to the vein, what happens?

If you inject insulin to the vein, what happens?

Lowers blood sugar: Commonly used site of administration for certain hospitalized patients. ...Read more

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Why does insulin have to be injected?

Why does insulin have to be injected?

Inhaled: Inhaled Insulin is possible and has been played with. However, the product released was horribly expensive and never took off. There are talks that it might be re-introduced. Here's a link.
http://diabetes.webmd. Com/inhaled-insulin. ...Read more

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Least painful place to inject insulin?

Least painful place to inject insulin?

Abdomen or thigh: Depending on the patient, Insulin is usually given in either the abdomen or thigh, and most patients report the abdomen hurts less. That said, Insulin needles are so small and slim, they usually hurt very little anywhere you use them. Remember, it's important to move your injection sites around to prevent skin problems. ...Read more

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Why insulin is injected subcutaniously?

Not work if swallow: Insulin is a peptide made by cells in the pancreas that regulates blood sugars. Many people with diabetes require it to control sugars. When swallowed it is digested in the stomach and does not work. It will only work if injected under the skin. Inhaled Insulin will also work, but is probably not safe on your lungs. ...Read more

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Where does injectable insulin come from?

Where does injectable insulin come from?

Synthetic: All Insulin today is synthesized into the various forms used for short and long term effects. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of injecting insulin in fatty tissues?

What do you mean?: Insulin is usually injected under the skin, into the fatty layer that lies below skin and above muscle. It is then absorbed into the blood stream and lowers blood sugars. It usually will not directly affect the area that is injected. ...Read more

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How safe is it to inject insulin without testing beforehand?

Not a good idea: What if you glu is 70 and you inject insulin? You will get hypo quickly. Unfortunately, many diabetics do this... They just "wing it", inject insulin, and don't test much. Usually they learn to just keep their glu high all the time, so they don't get hypo. If your glu is always 200-350, you won't have to worry about hypo, but your control is bad, and diabetes complications will increase. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to shower after you inject insulin?

How long should you wait to shower after you inject insulin?

Right away: If done correctly, you don't need to wait to shower after injecting insulin. ...Read more

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How do you inject insulin from a needle?

Insulin syringes: You require special graduated Insulin needles, they are designed to accurately measure the units of Insulin you require. You wipe the top with alcohol draw back what you need wipe the skin and inject the tiny Insulin needle into the fatty layer of your skin Simple almost painless ...Read more

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Can insulin be injected tru intravenous?

Yes: Insulin should not be administered intravenously without the supervision of a doctor and proper nursing staff. It may lead to severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) which can cause coma, irreversible neurological damage and even death. ...Read more

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What is better drug or injectable insulin to control diabeties?

What is better drug or injectable insulin to control diabeties?

They both: Work. Best is diet and exercise, plus whatever medication your doctor thinks is appropriate for your particular case of diabetes. There are also non-insulin injectable medications known as glp-1 agonists which are often helpful. Either of these choices, or more often a combination of several, can control you blood sugar if done correctly. ...Read more

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What is better to control diabeties, oral drug or injectable insulin?

What is better to control diabeties, oral drug or injectable insulin?

They both: Work. Best is diet and exercise, plus whatever medication your doctor thinks is appropriate for your particular case of diabetes. There are also non-insulin injectable medications known as glp-1 agonists which are often helpful. Either of these choices, or more often a combination of several, can control you blood sugar if done correctly. ...Read more

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How long after injecting novolin (insulin) 70/30 does it take to peak?

How long after injecting novolin (insulin) 70/30 does it take to peak?

Novolin (insulin) 70/30: Novolin 70/30 have both short acting regular Insulin and long acting nph insulin. Starts its action in 30 min and peaks at 2-4 hours. ...Read more

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Is it possible to inject insulin into your scalp?

Is it possible to inject insulin into your scalp?

Not a good idea.: Usually Insulin is given in places where there is some significant fat like arm, abdominal wall, thigh etc, but skin is easy to penetrate with Insulin needle without much pain. In the scalp the skin is thick, fat is there but less when compared to other locations. Thick skin when penetrated with a needle, will be more painful and also the bore of the needle should be high for that thick skin ...Read more

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Why is dextrose solution injected to patients suffering from insulin shock?

Why is dextrose solution injected to patients suffering from insulin shock?

Sugar: Patients with hypoglycemia severe enough to require a hospital will receive sugar in the IV in the form of dextrose, which is pretty much the same thing as glucose. ...Read more

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I have injected levemir (insulin detemir) insulin instead of novolog insulin by accident what do I do now?

I have injected levemir (insulin detemir) insulin instead of novolog insulin by accident what do I do now?

Eye on sugar: Hi. Sooner or later, it happens to most insulin users. It would have been more dangerous had you injected Novolog instead of Levemir (insulin detemir), (insulin detemir) because Novolog hits with a bang, and hypoglycemia risk would be much higher for 6-7 hours. As it is, your risk is much lower for hypoglycemia having taken Levemir (insulin detemir) by accident. It won't cover your meal well at all. Follow your sugars more for next 16-20 hours. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have injected levemir (insulin detemir) insulin instead of novolog insulin by accident what do I do now?

Long Instead short: Levemir (insulin detemir) is long acting. It will stay in your system about 24hrs. Don't take the rest of the Novolog for the 24h.Can stay longer than 24hrs if you have kidney or liver problem.
-Low Blood sugar: take sugary drinks (Juice, soda, and eat) and go to ER.
Low Blood sugar causes sweating, weakness, Tremor, palpitations, passing out, coma and death.
Call your doctor for Further advice.
Be Well. ...Read more

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Is it bad that blood got out after injecting an insulin needle

Is it bad that blood got out after injecting an insulin needle

Generally no: Drop of blood may be from hitting a capillary but continued bleeding is likely from hitting a vein or artery. Injecting into a vein or artery can cause sudden drop of sugar leading to dizziness, nausea, sweating, blacking out - if you feel these then take some sweet juice or candy and make sure someone knows what you may have done - or call doctors/ems. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 85lbs overweight, diabetic (inject insulin) and outta shape?

What to do if I'm 85lbs overweight, diabetic (inject insulin) and outta shape?

Work w your doctor.: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio & weight training. ...Read more