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What Are The Side Effects Of Insulin Shots?

Insulin is at the center of the diabetes problem. In people with type 2 diabetes, the body does not use insulin effectively. The pancreas compensates by overproducing insulin, and in time, it simply cannot keep up with the demands of the body to keep glucose levels down. To provide enough insulin to the body to manage blood glucose levels, many diabetics are advised to take insulin shots. The insulin in these injections is a chemical that is produced artificially to resemble the insulin made in our pancreas. This insulin works just like natural insulin by escorting sugar from our blood into our cells. Type 2 diabetics deal with a condition known as insulin resistance. It is a phenomenon where cells aren’t sensitive to the action of insulin (escorting blood glucose into cells) and hence, do not respond to it. This leads to the accumulation of glucose in the blood and is called hyperglycemia. Supplemental insulin given to Type 2 diabetics helps the body ‘muscle’ sugar out of the bloodstream and into cells. Insulin injections are used to regulate blood sugar differently for the different diabetes-types: For people who have type 1 diabetes – Their bodies cannot make insulin and Continue reading >>

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  1. MAYS

    Cortisone Injection...Beware if you have diabetes!

    Cortisone Injections are harmful to your body, and may raise your blood glucose level if you have diabetes!
    http://www.medicinenet.com/cortisone_injectio...
    Short-term complications are uncommon but include shrinkage (atrophy) and lightening of the color (depigmentation) of the skin at the injection site, introduction of bacterial infection into the body, local bleeding from broken blood vessels in the skin or muscle, soreness at the injection site, and aggravation of inflammation in the area injected because of reactions to the corticosteroid medication (postinjection flare). Increased pain after the injection is typically due to a postinjection flare as a true allergic reaction to cortisone is very rare. Tendons can be weakened by corticosteroid injections in or near tendons. Tendon ruptures as a result have been reported. Facial flushing may occur in up to 40% of cases but lasts only briefly. Sweating and insomnia are uncommon.
    In people who have diabetes, cortisone injections can elevate the blood sugar. In patients with underlying infections, cortisone injections can suppress somewhat the body's ability to fight the infection and possibly worsen the infection or may mask the infection by suppressing the symptoms and signs of inflammation. Generally, cortisone injections are used with caution in people with diabetes and avoided in people with active infections. Cortisone injections are used cautiously in people with a bleeding disorder.
    Long-term risks of corticosteroid injections depend on the dose and frequency of the injections. With higher doses and frequent administration, potential side effects include thinning of the skin, easy bruising, weight gain, puffiness of the face, acne (steroid acne), elevation of blood pressure, cataract formation, thinning of the bones (osteoporosis), and a rare but serious type of damage to the bones of the large joints (avascular necrosis).
    ~Mays~

  2. tabby9146

    just now seeing this and never knew.

  3. CJ55

    Mays, yes it is wrecking havoc on both my body and mind. I feel horrible. I am still using my insulin, (i dont use oral meds). Actually my Dr upped my insullin dose due to the high BS from the steroids. But now the am's are so low That I wake myself up due to the low BS symptons. It is a very weird feeling that stays with me the entire day. Even when my sugars are back up or even high. Today within a 3 hour period, my BS went from 36 to 405 and I ate 1/2 blueberry muffin & 3oz of OJ. I cut back to my reg insulin dose of 20u of U-500 insulin which is really 100u. Very concentrated insulin and hard to find. Hopefully it will regulate soon. Ty so much for your advice and caring. I only have my husband, new to area and I really don't know anyone as yet. Everyone here on DC have been wonderful, supporting and very helpful. I love this community.

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