What Happens If I Forget?
What will happen if I stop taking insulin? Some days you may feel like you want to skip injections, but you should be aware that skipping insulin can cause serious problems. Without enough insulin, your blood sugar will increase. High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) can make you feel unwell and can lead to emergencies such as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)a condition where your body is producing an unsafe level of ketones. Ketones are natural substances that are created when fat is being used for energy instead of sugar (since people with diabetes dont make enough insulin on their own to properly process blood sugar), but too many ketones in your blood can cause unsafe changes in blood chemistry. Skipping insulin can also lead to other issues, like infections and increased risk for long-term health problems. If blood sugar is consistently higher than it should be, it may increase the risk of some diabetes-related problems. Thats why its so important to keep your blood sugar at the levels recommended by your health care providerto help to reduce the risk of these problems. Your health care providers will look out for signs of these problems during your routine checkups. The tests they per Continue reading >>