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Insulin Injection

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Insulin injection is in a class of medications called hormones. Insulin injection is used to take the place of insulin that is normally produced by the body. It works by helping move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. It also stops the liver from producing more sugar. All of the types of insulin that are available work in this way. The types of insulin differ only in how quickly they begin to work and how long they continue to control blood sugar. Over time, people who have diabetes and high blood sugar can develop serious or life-threatening complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, nerve damage, and eye problems. Using medication(s), making lifestyle changes (e.g., diet, exercise, quitting smoking), and regularly checking your b Continue reading >>

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  1. Msmoonpie

    Why does my insulin make my blood sugar rise/do nothing sometimes?

    My blood sugar was 224, so I took my insulin like directed, I waited 15 minutes, 235. I tried to calm myself down but my anxiety started to rise (anytime I go above 200 I feel like the worst person, that my doctor will think I'm the worst, all kinds of terrible things). I waited another 15 minutes and now it's 255. I took my insulin, novolog so fast acting, I haven't eaten in over an hour, and I took correct amount of insulin with my meal. Why is this happening? Is this normal? Also, sometimes when I go high, I start shaking and feeling like I'm low, though obviously I'm not. Any ideas?

  2. Msmoonpie

    Update. 30 minutes after the last reading it's at 263 and I'm giving more insulin

  3. Msmoonpie

    So after an hour and a half, and 8 units of insulin, it's dropping, slowly, but it's dropping. I am on my period, could this just be hormonal stuff?

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