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Deeksha Khare says

Insulin is started in people with type 2 diabetes in the following conditions: Short-term insulin therapy is required in people with type 2 diabetes who have HbA1c of 9% or above and are symptomatic. It is seen that it helps in achieving better sugar control. · Long-term insulin is required when most of the beta cells of the pancreas are destroyed and hence are unable to produce insulin. · During pregnancy · During and after a major surgery · Recurrent and serious infections like pneumonia.
Insulin is started in people with type 2 diabetes in the following conditions: Short-term insulin therapy is required in people with type 2 diabetes who have HbA1c of 9% or above and are symptomatic. It is seen that it helps in achieving better sugar control. · Long-term insulin is required when most of the beta cells of the pancreas are destroyed and hence are unable to produce insulin. ·... (Read More)
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Deeksha Khare says

The following sites are safe for injecting insulin during pregnancy: The top and outer area of the thigh. Absorption of insulin is slower from this site unless you exercise, The upper and outer area of the arms, The buttocks. The insulin injection location should be rotated within each site. The new location should be slightly away from each other.
The following sites are safe for injecting insulin during pregnancy: The top and outer area of the thigh. Absorption of insulin is slower from this site unless you exercise, The upper and outer area of the arms, The buttocks. The insulin injection location should be rotated within each site. The new location should be slightly away from each other.
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Deeksha Khare says

No, Lantus should not be diluted or mixed with other insulin or solution. If mixed, the solution can turn cloudy. The time to peak and onset of action can also be altered in an unpredictable manner when mixed with other insulin or solution. Hypoglycemia is the most common side-effect observed with Lantus and hence precautions should be taken to inject it as prescribed.
No, Lantus should not be diluted or mixed with other insulin or solution. If mixed, the solution can turn cloudy. The time to peak and onset of action can also be altered in an unpredictable manner when mixed with other insulin or solution. Hypoglycemia is the most common side-effect observed with Lantus and hence precautions should be taken to inject it as prescribed.
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Deeksha Khare says

Insulin is a medicine. If you are a Type I diabetic (juvenile diabetes)you must have insulin or your cells cannot transport glucose into themselves and you will get what is known as Diabetic Ketoacidosis which is fatal if not treated with insulin, fluids and often electrolytes. Type 2 diabetes is usually a maturity onset diabetes and they actually have too much insulin, but their body is resistant. There are many medicines to assist glucose control in Type 2 diabetes, but many Type 2 diabetics end up on insulin as a medication to get better control. Losing weight and gastric bypass actually have been known to reverse this kind of diabetes.
Insulin is a medicine. If you are a Type I diabetic (juvenile diabetes)you must have insulin or your cells cannot transport glucose into themselves and you will get what is known as Diabetic Ketoacidosis which is fatal if not treated with insulin, fluids and often electrolytes. Type 2 diabetes is usually a maturity onset diabetes and they actually have too much insulin, but their body is... (Read More)
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Deeksha Khare says

Human insulin is a type of insulin that is grown synthetically in the laboratory and mimics the working of insulin in humans. It is synthesized in laboratories by growing insulin proteins with E-coli bacteria. There are 3 types of human insulin: Short-acting: It is also known as Regular insulin. Some of the examples are Actrapid, Insuman Rapid, Humulin S, etc. · Intermediate-acting: Also known as NPH insulin and is a suspension. Examples are Insuman basal, Insulatard, Humulin I, etc. · Premixed: Examples are Insuman Comb 15, 25 and 50 and Humulin M2, M3 and M5 The benefit of human insulin is that it is not very costly. Human insulin has side-effects like weight gain, fatigue and lack of hypo awareness. Extensive research is not available regarding itsbenefits and disadvantages and hence the exact result is not clear.
Human insulin is a type of insulin that is grown synthetically in the laboratory and mimics the working of insulin in humans. It is synthesized in laboratories by growing insulin proteins with E-coli bacteria. There are 3 types of human insulin: Short-acting: It is also known as Regular insulin. Some of the examples are Actrapid, Insuman Rapid, Humulin S, etc. · Intermediate-acting: Also known... (Read More)
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