Insulin

What is Insulin?

Insulin is a hormone secreted by beta cells of Islets of pancreas. This is the hormone which regulates the blood sugar levels in the body. Whenever there is any condition which causes damage to these cells will result in increased blood sugar in the body. Insulin is used parenterally in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.

Questions and answers on "Insulin"

ok i found out I have type 2 dibeties I have to take insulin befor I eat how long befor I eat should I take it

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Brief Answer:
What's the name of your insulin?

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have gone through your question.

I need to know the type of your insulin or the name of your insulin.

If you take a regular(short acting insulin ) you should injecte it subcutaneously 15
to 20 minutes before a meal.

If you...

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My daughter, a type 1 diabetic, accidentally injected 16 units of air into her arm with her insulin syringe. She meant to inject the air into her vial of Lantus, then draw up the insulin, but we were talking and instead, she injected the air into her arm. We're a little worried.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Monitor

Detailed Answer:
It is quite a small quantity of air as the insulin syringe is 1 cc only in volume. If yours is the U-40 or U-100 syringe then 16 units amounts to very little air.

However, keep an eye out for symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath or weakness of limb...

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My blood sugar is 336 and i'm sweating what should I do

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
hi and welcome to hcm

Detailed Answer:
This is very high sugar level and your symptoms are probably caused by this. You should have insulin shot and stop any sugar intake. So visit your doctor. Also,drink plenty of fluids. this is not life threatening condition but it must be...

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I am on Galvus met 50-500 and insulin and have swelling on both sides of my stomach I thought it was an allergy but the swellings and pain keep on and off. Please advise.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Few questions.

Detailed Answer:
Good day,
Noted your concern.
Is the swelling just on the skin or a deep swelling? Is it near the insulin injection area?
How is your urine flow? Any swelling in XXXXXXX or ankle?

It would have been nice if I could examine you, but otherwise, it is...

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I am diabetic and have been prescribed cefuroxime. What is the best way to manage my insulin intake?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No adjustment

Detailed Answer:
There is no known major effect of cefuroxime on blood glucoses. Some antibiotics tend to elevate blood sugars. But cefuroxime is not a known major one to do so. So when my patients take cefuroxime I advise them to continue their diabetes medications...

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I am diabetic for last 40 years on insulin.Last month My micoalbumin ACR was 36 while normal is 0-30.what treatment should i take.i am from XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Continue insulin

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Diabetes gradually affects kidney function. Your microalbumin is borderline and as of now it is not a cause for concern. The primary mode of...

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SIR ,
WHAT IS THE INSULIN OF CHOICE IN GESTATIONAL DIABETES
HUMAN INSULIN OR INSULIN ANALOGUES ?
50/50 OR 30/70 INSULIN ?
WHAT IS YOUR FIRST CHOICE?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I premix over regular

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear.Thanks for writing on HCM.

I were to prefer premix (50/50 or 30/70) over analogues as first choice since it is long acting and convenient dosage(twice daily).Advantage of premix is convenience(twice daily) over regular(thrice...

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Can stress cause insulin resistance?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
Stress is definitely one of the am in factor that contribute in development of insulin resistance. Besides stress, other risk factors include obesity, smoking, genetic predisposition, unhealthy diet. People should avoid these to prevent...

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Good evening.My query to Dr XXXXXXX heijebu.
Hello sir I m diabetic patient and m using insulin and now next month is my marriage I want to now is it effect on sexual life.
awaiting your response.
thank you

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No negative implications on marital lifestyle

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Sir.

I can certainly understand your concerns.

You probably seem to have insulin dependant Diabetes.

This generally has no negative implications on the marital lifestyle, provided you should carefully maintain...

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Does duphaston affect your blood sugar level? i have had 5 blood sugar lows today. Only been taking duphaston for two days

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, Duphaston can cause reduced blood glucose lev

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for the query,

It is not surprising to experience decreased blood glucose levels with Duphaston. This is a drug that generally increases sensitivity of cells to insulin. Insulin causes a reduction in...

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Recent questions on  Insulin

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hello. i am a 24 yr old female. i have asthma. For the past 6 years i experiance bouts of extreme fatigue, swollen chin and auxillary nodes, diarrhea, muscle pain and weakness, small headaches, gerd, and my skin is always tender to the touch to the point were hugs are painful and also something as small as snapping my fingers hurts. It also seem sthat my tolerance for pain has greatly diminished. Also, i have no to low sex drive and my mentral cycles have always been irregular, ocurring from 2-3 months, where now i have gone 6 months without one, occuring. I have had a million blood tests at the doctors and he can never seem to find anything physically wrong with me other than insulin resistance. I was reading about cfs/ fibro and wondering if this sounds like what it could be. Medical history: Asthma 20 yrs.(i have been intubated twice due to asthma attacks) Insulin Resistance. I had a diagnosis of ebv in 2004. I currently take albuterol inhaler and prednisone on and off as needed for about a weeks time for the past 15 yrs.

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I have friend who has hep C and diabetes 2. He was in the hospital for dehydration and heat exhaustion. They hydrated him and he responded quite well. All his vitals were good. They put him on an IV drip with ativan and hydrocone, something for gastric acid and insulin. He has never had insulin before. But he started to shiver and tremble. He was on this drip for two days. He cannot function very well now. It is hard for him to control his elimination functions and he tremble quite a bit. I feel that the hydrocodone affect him very bad it was 5/500 because of the tylenol in it. . Before he dehydrated, he had a panel done and he was stable in all areas. His liver enzymes were elevated a little; but he was basically stable. What can he take to help recover?                                                                  

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I experience the following : foggy memory , extreme hunger pangs while sleeping and this continues until morning followed by immediate excretion of all previous nights dinner .This happens after my first introduction of a piece of food or drink (water) before breakfast. I eat but do not get the feeling of being full.I eat alot but dont seem to be bulking up. I am slim 5 3 and 53 kgs 24year old female.I have history of hypoglaecemia and high insulin

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Hi, I am taking Duromine 40mg, and my urine is quite dark and odorous all day. I am drinking about 2 litres of water per day. I am not diabetic, but I took my BSL yesterday about 5hrs after lunch and it was 6.9. Is this a side effect, or should I investigate further - maybe insulin resistance? (had BSL done about a year ago and was perfect according to GP) thanks

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Can I reverse a possible chance that I have Typ 2 diebetties ?

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Hi Doctor my wife is 25 weeks pregnant. We recently got RBS GCT Test on empty stomach with 50mg glucose[1 hour after] for her. results are a follows: 190 mg/dl Please suggest the demerits of having this level and also advice methods to reduce the...

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Getting high Blood Urine checks +++ fasting this morning. Positive all day yesterday. This has happened a couple of times in past 6 moths then stops for a while . No other symptoms, no thirst, I am overly tired and didnt want to get up this...

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