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What Is Regular Insulin?: Onset, Peak Time, Duration And Side Effects

What is regular insulin? Regular insulin, with alternative names soluble insulin and neutral insulin, refers to a short acting insulin which is used with exercise and diet program to manage high blood sugar in diabetic patients. However, it can be taken in combination with other long acting or intermediate insulin. This medication can be used alone or with other diabetes medication like metformin. Insulin regular is used to treat diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2, in addition to gestational diabetes and other conditions such as diabetic ketoacidosis. Insulin regular refers to man made insulin that works the same as the insulin produced by the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering the level of blood sugar in the body. If high blood sugar is not properly managed, it can lead to severe health conditions such as heart attack and stroke. For our bodies to properly utilize glucose found in carbohydrate rich foods, insulin is supposed to be present to facilitate the process of glucose absorption. Regular insulin works by helping glucose get into the cells so that our bodies can use to produce energy. This medication should not be used to treat type 2 diabetes in children Continue reading >>

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  1. Jean and Charcoal

    Hi Everyone,
    My vet told me I could give B-12 once a week to my old girl, Ketchie, who is 17. When I had her to the vet's a week and a half ago, my vet gave Ketchie fluids, and she drew up the B-12 into a syringe that was marked with ml's. I have some 100 unit diabetic syringes, and wondered if anyone knows how many units would I draw into that syringe to equal .2ml's ?
    Thanks, if anyone can help me out here. I have hunted on the internet, but can't seem to find a conversion chart for that.
    Jean and Charcoal (GA)

  2. squeem3

    Re: Giving B-12 in 100 unit Insulin Syringe, how much is .2
    Jean and Charcoal said:
    . I have some 100 unit diabetic syringes, and wondered if anyone knows how many units would I draw into that syringe to equal .2ml's ?
    Measure to the 20 unit line for 0.2 ml.
    1 ml (1 cc) = 100 units
    0.5 ml (1/2 cc) = 50 units
    0.1 ml = 10 units
    0.01 ml = 1 unit

  3. Jean and Charcoal

    Re: Giving B-12 in 100 unit Insulin Syringe, how much is .2
    Thanks so much!!!
    Also, I finally found a site with the info, just now, in case anyone needs to see the conversion chart:
    http://www.petplace.com/dogs/how-to-convert-u-100-insulin-to-milliliters/page1.aspx

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