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What Is Only Type Of Insulin That May Be Added To An I V Solution
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.
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.
Can a type 1 diabetic take victoza (liraglutide) along with their regular insulin therapy as a add on treatment?
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.
Why do they say that a woman with type 2diabetes may not need to take insulin at all for a while following childbirth??
Diabetic pregnancy: The inception of a pregnancy to a Diabetic mother actually makes the blood sugars rise unpredictably during the pregnancy + insulin use. Once the delivery occurs, the blood sugars often rapidly drop for a few days as the stressor (baby & placenta) is no longer on board. However, blood sugar monitoring post partum still needs to be done as insulin needs may return if sugar blood levels rise again.
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].
None: Sorry but currently there is no Insulin on the market that will cause weight loss. The best thing to do is to use the least amount of Insulin needed to keep your blood sugar acceptable. To avoid weight gain, it's recommended you increase your activity level while on Insulin once you start feeling better. There is an Insulin called Levemir (insulin detemir) that claimed to be weight neutral...See 2 more doctor answers
30-70 units per day: Usually in the range of 0.4 to 0.6 units/kg/day.
No: All of people with diabetes type 2, have insulin resistance, but to have Clinical diagnosis of diabetes needs fasting blood sugar of 126 or above. A lot if people may have insulin resistance now but it will take them a while to develope the clinical diagnosis of diabetes. It is safe to say that the majority of over weight people have insulin resistance but not all have diabetes type 2.
NPH and regular (R): Some insulins come premixed. Talk to your doctor.
Unfortunately yes: Yes. You may have to take entire life.
Call your doctor: Your doctor can call in a prescription to the pharmacy where you are staying.
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