Posts Tagged ‘Insulin’
Beware of syringes:
* Keep clean needle always keeping it covered.
* Clean the needle with rubbing alcohol, which also help it slide better into the skin.
* Do not let the needle touch anything else your skin clean and the top of the vial of insulin. Read the rest of this entry »
When and where to inject?
Insulin was applied subcutaneously, it means the fat just under the skin, usually on the upper arms, thighs (front and side) and abdomen (but not too near the navel, 2 inches of it).
* It is important to rotate the area where you inject to avoid skin to thicken.
* Insulin is most effective if the time sync starts to work with your meals. Simple insulin, for example, is more effective when injected 30 minutes before eating. Read the rest of this entry »
Your doctor will recommend treatment with insulin so you can keep your blood glucose within a normal range. The type of diabetes affects the treatment usually is performed as follows:
* In patients with type 1 diabetes, usually begins with a routine 2 insulin shots a day with two different types of insulin. Sometimes can be increased to 3 or 4 injections of insulin per day of different types. This level of 3 or 4 shots is the best blood glucose control and serves to prevent or delay diabetes-related complications such as eye damage, kidney, nerve endings, and so on. Read the rest of this entry »
We previously reported on the different types of insulin, but another look for you who are present:
* Fast acting, begins working about 15 minutes after injection. Its maximum effect occurs within an hour or so and lasts 2 to 4 hours. The most common is lispro, aspart and glulisine.
* Single or short-acting (human) gets into the bloodstream within a half hour after injection, has its maximum action at 2 to 3 hours and the effect lasts 3 to 6 hours. The most common is regular insulin. Read the rest of this entry »
If you need insulin your doctor will help you choose the most appropriate for you, as there are several types. In the United States, for example, there are over 20 types of insulin differ in how they are made and how they act in the body (the speed with which they act, how long its effect and power).
* All insulin used in the United States is processed in the laboratory and used most often is the U100 (which equates to 100 units per milliliter of fluid), but you can import animal insulin for personal use. Read the rest of this entry »
Insulin and Diabetes Rates
Type 1 diabetes affects between 5 and 10% of all diabetics and is characterized by the pancreas can not produce insulin (beta cells of the pancreas are attacked and destroyed by the immune system).
Patients with type 1 diabetes need insulin shots to use glucose from food. That is the treatment of this type of diabetes. Read the rest of this entry »
Insulin is a hormone produced in the beta cells of pancreas, an organ located behind the stomach that is also responsible for secreting a substance called enzymes, which facilitate our digestion.
The role of insulin is related to the way the body processes and distributes the energy you get from the foods we eat. Just like cars need gasoline to run, or an appliance needs electricity, our body uses the energy derived from glucose (aka sugar). Read the rest of this entry »
If you suffer from diabetes, you may use insulin to lower your blood glucose in the blood, like millions of others who suffer around the world. Thanks to insulin therapy, the disease whose number is increasing, unfortunately, no longer a fatal diagnosis into a manageable condition. Find out here about what exactly is insulin, how it works, as well as valuable information for applications and storage that great friend of all diabetics. Read the rest of this entry »
Currently, diabetes is a disease of more than 220 million people worldwide according to WHO (World Health Organization). The efforts of global health institutions are trying to control this disease starting to educate the public about it.
* What is diabetes?
It is a chronic (latent) that has no cure. Occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body does not effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar.
The result of uncontrolled diabetes is hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and thus seriously damages many organs including eyes, kidneys, heart, nervous system, blood vessels, etc.
In this type of diabetes the pancreas does not produce insulin or produces too little. Although the exact causes are still unknown actually, scientists know that the own body’s defense system (immune system) attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells (beta cells) and these can not produce more insulin. This usually occurs in children and young people, so it is also known as juvenile diabetes. Read the rest of this entry »