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Insulin Sensitivity

Tweet Insulin sensitivity describes how sensitive the body is to the effects of insulin. Someone said to be insulin sensitive will require smaller amounts of insulin to lower blood glucose levels than someone who has low sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity varies from person to person and doctors can perform tests to determine how sensitive an individual is to insulin. How does insulin sensitivity affect people with diabetes? People with low insulin sensitivity, also referred to as insulin resistance, will require larger amounts of insulin either from their own pancreas or from injections in order to keep blood glucose stable. Having insulin resistance is a sign that your body is having difficulty metabolising glucose, and this can indicate wider health problems such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels may also be present. By contrast, having a particularly high sensitivity to insulin can also cause problems for people with type 1 diabetes, particularly young children. Why is insulin sensitivity important? Low insulin sensitivity can lead to a variety of health problems. The body will try to compensate for having a low sensitivity to insulin by producing more insulin. Howeve Continue reading >>

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  1. wonderings

    shelf life of refrigerated insulin?

    I know I have about 30 days once the insulin is out of the fridge, but I am wondering, how long does insulin last in the fridge?

  2. deanusa

    at least until the expire date.with all things considered.

  3. HarleyGuy

    This is really a good question.
    When properly refrigerated (do not freeze) insulin will keep until expiration date on package.
    If ever frozen, discard the insulin.
    Insulin expiration dates are usually 1-2 years form date of purchase.
    I have a bottle that I got in July,09 and it expires 10/2011. But as always, it's probably safest to say...If in doubt - throw it out. (glad my parents hadn't heard this saying years ago).

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