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Regular Insulin

Regular insulin, also known as neutral insulin and soluble insulin is a type of short acting insulin.[1] It is used to treat diabetes mellitus type 1, diabetes mellitus type 2, gestational diabetes, and complications of diabetes such as diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic states.[3] It is also used along with glucose to treat high blood potassium levels.[4] Typically it is given by injection under the skin, but may also be used by injection into a vein or muscle.[1] Onset of effect is typically in 30 minutes and they last for 8 hours.[3] The common side effect is low blood sugar.[3] Other side effects may include pain or skin changes at the sites of injection, low blood potassium, and allergic reactions.[3] Use during pregnancy is relatively safe for the baby.[3] Regular insulin can be made from the pancreas of pigs or cows.[1] Human versions can be made either by modifying pig versions or recombinant technology.[1] Insulin was first used as a medication in Canada by Charles Best and Frederick Banting in 1922.[5] It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.[6] The wholesale co Continue reading >>

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  1. TiffNeedsChange

    I talked to a friend who told me this was an option then talked to my doctor and she willingly prescribed me the Metformin that I asked for. I am not diabetic and will be taking it purely to assist with weight loss. Has anyone else ever done this? Experience? Did it help your Weight loss? I am a binge eater and my doctor told me that Metformin may make me nauseated so I am hoping that will deter me from eating like crazy

  2. bethanym

    My doctor put me on Metformin to help lower my bloodsugar and promote weightloss. It will make you feel sick if you take it on an empty stomach or if your carb intake is too low.
    However, I really don't see it helping with binge eating....in fact, it could make it worse by resulting in your binging should you feel nauseated.

  3. Rana

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    Originally Posted by TiffNeedsChange
    I talked to a friend who told me this was an option then talked to my doctor and she willingly prescribed me the Metformin that I asked for. I am not diabetic and will be taking it purely to assist with weight loss. Has anyone else ever done this? Experience? Did it help your Weight loss? I am a binge eater and my doctor told me that Metformin may make me nauseated so I am hoping that will deter me from eating like crazy This really doesn't make sense.
    She might think you have a blood sugar issue, even if the tests are coming out normal.
    But Metformin is NOT an appetite suppressant nor is it going to help you lose weight.
    Metformin attempts to stabilize your blood sugar levels so that your insulin production isn't over or under for what you're eating. If you don't watch what you eat, I suspect you'll be spending a lot of time in the bathroom feeling sick and nauseated.
    This won't help your binge eating either. Binge eating disorders should probably be addressed with therapy, rather than through this type of medication.

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