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Does a kidney affect how the insulin is absorbed into the body?

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Dr. Joseph Tibaldi
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: No

The kidneys are responsible for the breakdown of Insulin whether it is secreted normally by the pancreas or taking by injection in a person with diabetes.
If the kidneys begin to fail the breakdown of Insulin is slowed. In this setting a person with diabetes may need to take less insulin.

In brief: No

The kidneys are responsible for the breakdown of Insulin whether it is secreted normally by the pancreas or taking by injection in a person with diabetes.
If the kidneys begin to fail the breakdown of Insulin is slowed. In this setting a person with diabetes may need to take less insulin.
Dr. Joseph Tibaldi
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Kidney function does not directly affect the ability of Insulin to be absorbed through the skin.
Patients whose kidneys disease causes a lot of protein to be lost into the urine (proteinuria) can develop edema of the skin (swelling/too much water in the skin tissue), and these people might absorb Insulin more slowly, but that is an indirect effect.

In brief: No

Kidney function does not directly affect the ability of Insulin to be absorbed through the skin.
Patients whose kidneys disease causes a lot of protein to be lost into the urine (proteinuria) can develop edema of the skin (swelling/too much water in the skin tissue), and these people might absorb Insulin more slowly, but that is an indirect effect.
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