How Does Insulin Injections Work

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How Victoza® Works

Victoza® is different from diabetes pills because it works in 3 ways to lower blood sugar. Victoza® works in 3 ways like the hormone GLP-1 (7-37)a to help control blood sugar levels Victoza® slows food leaving your stomach. GLP-1 is normally released from your small intestine when you eat. This slows down the process of food leaving your stomach, which helps control your blood sugar after meals. Victoza® helps prevent your liver from making too much sugar. Victoza® helps the pancreas produce more insulin when your blood sugar levels are high. Victoza® does this by helping important cells work the way they should. These cells are called beta cells and they help control blood sugar by making and releasing insulin. aGLP-1 (7-37) represents <20% of the total circulating GLP-1 produced by your body. Victoza® is not insulin Victoza® is not insulin. But it can be taken with long-acting insulin. When using Victoza® with insulin, take them as separate injections. You may give both injections in the same body area (for example, your stomach area), but you should not give the injections right next to each other. Never mix insulin and Victoza® together. Victoza® may also be taken al Continue reading >>

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  1. doggyworld

    Insulin Injections and Insulin Resistance?

    Will going on Insulin Injections too early cause Insulin Resistance in the future? Does the body build a resistance to the Insulin over time?

  2. kulkulkan

    If you gain weight with insulin (which is likely unless on strict diet and exercise), then yes, insulin resistance will go up over time. I would work on the diet and exercise part first to lower the insulin resistance.

  3. Ken S

    If you can keep your insulin levels modest then this may not have much of an effect. If you increase your insulin levels too high then this does make you fat and also worsens insulin resistance to be sure. So the main problem here is that this causes the liver to make too much fat and this fat kills beta cells and also raises the hormone that puts our blood sugar up. This is actually the big thing with insulin, this all causes cells to be less sensitive to it, especially the alpha cells in the pancreas which is what puts our blood sugar up.
    Since this all happens from too much fat storage, and this fat storage is driven by both insulin and carb intake, if you are on insulin then watching your carb intake is critical. Insulin is the fire, carbs is the wood. The overconsumption of carbs also drives insulin up so you have the wood stoking the fire more as well, and if you use insulin you can really go high. Some people here do fine on a little insulin though because they watch their carbs closely.

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