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Insulin injection and food intake, urinary tract infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   sir,my father is taking insulin every day two times.should the food be taken immediately after insulin or is there any time to wait.
Doctor :   It depends on the times of the day his blood sugar is not under control
Doctor :   Insulin reduces the blood sugar in the body
Doctor :   so most of the times after the insulin is injected the doctor advice to take the food
Doctor :   Insulin is fast acting
Doctor :   so you do not have to wait to take food, within next 10 to 15 minutes he can take food
User :   sir my query is when we give insulin should we wait for giving food for some time or can he have lunch or dinner immediately
Doctor :   My second answer is for your question
Doctor :   Insulin is fast acting so you do not have to wait to take food, within next 10 to 15 minutes he can take food
Doctor :   What is his age
User :   sir my father is is having UTI infection & sugar is high creatine is 3.0 and he is on strict diet control.pls advise
User :   his age is 62 yrs
Doctor :   Serum creatinine raises in many conditions
Doctor :   one such condition is Urinary tract infection in Diabetics
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   So one it is treated the creatinine
Doctor :   is likely to back to normal
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