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Which insulin may be added to an IV solution?

Which insulin may be added to an IV solution?

Regular: Regular Insulin (humulin, novolin) should be used iv. The rapid acting subcutaneous insulins (eg. Aspart-insulin, or novolog) can be used iv, but offer no advantage, and are much more expensive. ...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


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What type of insulin is added to a TPN hyperalimentation?

What type of insulin is added to a TPN hyperalimentation?

Reg human insulin: Regular human Insulin (r) is typically added to TPN or total parenteral nutrition. Because TPN is given via the vein, human r Insulin that is delivered with the nutrients can immediately be transported throughout the body to have effects. This is in contrast to the situation when a person injects Insulin into skin. In this case r human Insulin needs at least 30-40 min to start having effects. ...Read more

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What type of insulin is usually added to TPN (hyperalimentation)?

TPN insulin: Once Insulin is given IV (like tpn) it lasts the same (minutes) no matter what type it is. Usually regular (human r) Insulin is added because it is the cheapest insulin., so why spend more on more expensive Insulin when they all will last for the same timings and have exactly the same effects. ...Read more

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Can a type 1 diabetic take victoza (liraglutide) along with their regular insulin therapy as a add on treatment ?

Can a type 1 diabetic take victoza (liraglutide) along with their regular insulin therapy as a add on treatment ?

Discuss with ur doc: This is what we considered non labeled use but a few small studies have shown that victoza (liraglutide) can be effective in type 1 diabetics. It works by suppressing glucagon during a meal thereby preventing elevation of blood sugar. ...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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If there is dark coloration of skin area at underarms, inner thighs and vaginal area.So what is solution? Is there any role of insulin level?

If there is dark coloration of skin area at underarms, inner thighs and vaginal area.So what is solution? Is there any role of insulin level?

Acanthosis Nigricans: Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition characterized by areas of dark, velvety discoloration in body folds and creases. The affected skin can become thickened and may smell bad. Most often, acanthosis nigricans affects your armpits, groin and neck. This condition can be caused by diabetes. ...Read more

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Type n insulin, is it any different from lantus (insulin glargine).?

Type n insulin, is it any different from lantus (insulin glargine).?

If 'N' = NPH, yes: It peaks in 6-8 hours, last 10-14 hours. Lantus has mosest peaks, lasts 24 hours the amer assoc of clinical endocrinologists recommends not using nph, but longer acting basal insulin, like Insulin to obtain smoother control [often in combination with meal time short-acting insulin]. ...Read more

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Type 2 insulin...Why do I wake constantly through the night and hsve to eat which makes levels high during the day...I am on insulin.

Wrong dose: You're on the wrong dose or wrong type of insulin. You should never use food to treat insulin, use Insulin to treat food and diabetes. Check w/your doctor or see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is there a preferred insulin for diabetes type ii?

Is there a preferred insulin for diabetes type ii?

The first line : Treatment for diabetes is not insulin. It is first dietary and lifestyle changes, then various oral medications. The last would be insulin. There is no preferred type of insulin........ ...Read more