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Insulin

Insulin Basics
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Insulin Basics

November 23rd, 2015 | by American Association
There are different types of insulin depending on how quickly they work, when they peak, and how long they last. Insulin is available in different strengths; the most common is U-100. All insulin available in the United States is
What About Insulin?
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What About Insulin?

November 23rd, 2015 | by American Association
Although it is a common practice to try pills before insulin, you may start on insulin based on several factors, including the following: How long you have had diabetes How high your blood glucose level is What other medicines
Insulin & Other Injectables
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Insulin & Other Injectables

November 23rd, 2015 | by American Association
Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone secreted by the pancreas. Many people with diabetes are prescribed insulin, either because their bodies do not produce insulin (type 1 diabetes) or do not use insulin properly (type 2
Medication
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Medication

November 23rd, 2015 | by American Association
People with type 1 diabetes must use insulin. Some people with type 2 diabetes can manage their diabetes with healthy eating and exercise. However, your doctor may need to also prescribe oral medications (pills) and/or insulin to
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose)
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Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose)

November 20th, 2015 | by American Association
Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by abnormally low blood glucose (blood sugar) levels, usually less than 70 mg/dl. However, it is important to talk to your health care provider about your individual blood glucose
Factors Affecting Blood Glucose
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Factors Affecting Blood Glucose

November 20th, 2015 | by American Association
Before you had diabetes, no matter what you ate or how active you were, your blood glucose levels stayed within a normal range. But with diabetes, your blood glucose level can rise higher and some diabetes medications can make
Lantus (Insulin Glargine)
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Lantus (Insulin Glargine)

November 20th, 2015 | by Great Britain Association
Insulin glargine is a long acting analogue insulin Lantus is an analogue insulin produced by Sanofi-Aventis with the medical name insulin glargine. Lantus has been available for pharmaceutical use since the year 2000. Lantus hit
How To Inject Insulin
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How To Inject Insulin

November 20th, 2015 | by Great Britain Association
Insulin injections with an insulin pen follow a set procedure When you are injecting insulin, you should aim to inject into the fatty tissue just underneath the skin. If you think you are injecting into the muscle, you may want
Tresiba (Insulin Degludec)
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Tresiba (Insulin Degludec)

November 20th, 2015 | by Great Britain Association
Insulin degludec is an ultra long acting basal insulin Insulin degludec, which is supplied under trade name Tresiba, is an ultra long acting basal insulin which can be used by people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Tresiba last
Checking Your Blood Glucose
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Checking Your Blood Glucose

November 19th, 2015 | by American Association
Blood glucose (blood sugar) monitoring is the main tool you have to check your diabetes control. This check tells you your blood glucose level at any one time. Keeping a log of your results is vital. When you bring this record to