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What Is Rapid Or Fast-acting Insulin?

You may take rapid acting or fast acting insulin (also known as insulin analogues) for your diabetes, either through injections prior to your meals, or in your insulin pump. You may use it alone, or in combination with other insulins and diabetes medications, including injections and pills. In a person without diabetes, the pancreas puts out small amounts of insulin, continuously bringing down blood sugars to a normal level with no difficulty. When a person has diabetes, they may not make any insulin, as occurs in Type 1 Diabetes. They may make some insulin, but it’s not working well, and it’s just not enough to bring blood sugars into a normal range, as occurs in Type 2 Diabetes. When there is no insulin, or not enough insulin, the goal is to try to simulate what the body normally does to bring down blood sugars through injections of insulin, inhaled insulin, or via an insulin pump. To do this, rapid or fast acting insulin must be taken in relation to food that is eaten in many cases. Not everyone with diabetes must take insulin to control their blood sugars, though. Let’s learn how Christie uses rapid acting insulin… Christie’s story Christie has had Type 1 Diabetes for Continue reading >>

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  1. danie75

    I have a question about airplane travel with insulin

    I'm going to visit a friend in San Antonio next week and will be flying. does anyone have any information about weather or not I will need a doctors note to bring my insulin with me on board the airplane? This will be my first airplane travel since starting insulin and I dont want to have any problems with airport security....THANKS!!!

  2. hhinma

    Notify the Security Officer that you have diabetes and are carrying your supplies with you. The following diabetes-related supplies and equipment are allowed through the checkpoint once they have been screened:
    Insulin and insulin loaded dispensing products (vials or box of individual vials, jet injectors, biojectors, epipens, infusers, and preloaded syringes;
    Unlimited number of unused syringes when accompanied by insulin or other injectable medication;
    lancets, blood glucose meters, blood glucose meter test strips, alcohol swabs, meter-testing solutions;
    Insulin pump and insulin pump supplies (cleaning agents, batteries, plastic tubing, infusion kit, catheter, and needle); Insulin pumps and supplies must be accompanied by insulin.
    Glucagon emergency kit;
    Urine ketone test strips;
    Unlimited number of used syringes when transported in Sharps disposal container or other similar hard-surface container.
    Sharps disposal containers or similar hard-surface disposal container for storing used syringes and test strips.
    I just put the insulin in the "liquids" bag and have never been questioned about it

  3. Patient254

    Originally Posted by hhinma
    I just put the insulin in the "liquids" bag and have never been questioned about it What do you mean by a "liquid" bag. You mean all the liquids are together in one bag?

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