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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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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... ...Read more
30-70 units per day: Usually in the range of 0.4 to 0.6 units/kg/day. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
NPH and regular (R): Some insulins come premixed. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Unfortunately yes: Yes. You may have to take entire life. ...Read more
Call your doctor: Your doctor can call in a prescription to the pharmacy where you are staying. ...Read more
High sugars: Type 2 diabetics can still make insulin, they just don't make as much as their body requires to overcome insulin resistance. If your pancreas truly stops making insulin, your sugar would rise significantly and you would develop increase thirst, urination, and start losing weight. One can check a c-peptide level to assess how much insulin your pancreas is making. ...Read more
Possible: By definition type 1 diabetics require insulin, so unless you get a pancreatic transplant, you will need Insulin (some new diabetics have a 'honeymoon' where they can make changes in diet/exercise and not require extra insulin; type 2 diabetes, especially when associated with obesity, is frequently managed without insulin. ...Read more
Are there any tips for a person with type 1 insulin dependent diabetes that would like to explore nature?
Plan ahead: If you mean you'd like to go for long solitary hikes, i'd recommend you carefully pre-emptively titrate your basal Insulin that day (as the activity will lower your sugars), if you hike for hrs, suck on hard candies, and bring your meter- you should check bg every 3-4 hrs. Bring glucose tablets to treat lows. Also, go with a partner, who knows how to use a glucagon pen in case of a severe low. ...Read more
Can somebody tell me how can a type 2 diabetic know when their body is producing no insulin like symptoms?
Type 2 dibetes:
It is not insulin like symptoms it is blood glucose levels that count.
How often are you checking your blood sugar?
How much diabetes medication are you using and how are you using it?
How good is your diet?
How much do you exercise?
Get all that under contro and things will get better.
PS: I don't like the term "diabetic"! You have diabetes and your goal is to get rid of it. ...Read more
I have type I diabetes and I recently started a exercise programme. How should I adjust my insulin doses before exercise?
Check with your doct: That is the type of question you should ask your personal physician. It really depends on the type of exercise along with your previous physical condition. Check with your doctor and he can give you guidelines. No one is going to change Insulin levels online without evaluating the patient. ...Read more
Is there a type of diabetes that you only go high if you eat? Very sensitive to insulin. Normal weight. Not eat bs never rises over 128. Do eat bs 250
In patients with pre-diabetes, they can present with high sugars after eating (> 140), normal fasting sugars (<100).
But patients with diabetes (fasting number >126, after eating >200 usually have both types of sugars elevated, but can a a tendency to much greater sugars after eating than fasting sugars.
You have diabetes! . Must be treated with both diet, exercise, and many would start meds. ...Read more
Type 1 diabetic on honeymoon phase. No mealtime insulin needed yet. Can u eat dinner at 170 or is it best to wait til it drops? Haven't eaten in 5 hrs
You need insulin: Un honeymoon phase your glucose levels should be normal! 170 is too high. You need insulin to preserve you beta cell function. I treat the honeymooners with low dose insulin or pumps Studies suggest less long term complications and lower risk of severe hypos with intensive early treatment of type 1 diabetes! ...Read more
Yes: There are many companies making different pumps. Some have tubes, other are tubeless. They come in different colors, size and shape. Talk to your doctor for a referral to a pump nurse and he/she can lay out all the pumps for you and discuss each pump's pros and cons. ...Read more
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