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Insulin Overdose: Dosage, Symptoms, And Treatment

Insulin is an important hormone used in medical treatments for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It helps the body's cells to properly absorb sugar. Insulin is a lifesaving medication when taken correctly, but an insulin overdose can have some serious side effects. This article explores signs of insulin overdose to look out for, as well as steps to take to avoid insulin overdoses. Contents of this article: Safe vs. unsafe insulin doses There are a few things to consider to ensure a correct insulin dose. Insulin doses can vary greatly from person to person. The normal dose for one person may be considered an overdose for another. Basal insulin The insulin needed to keep the blood sugar steady throughout the day is called basal insulin. The amount of insulin needed changes from person to person based on what time of day they take it, and whether their body is resistant to insulin or not. It is best to consult a doctor to figure out the appropriate basal insulin dosage. Mealtime insulin Mealtime insulin is insulin that is taken after a meal. Glucose (sugar) is released into the bloodstream as the body breaks down food, which raises the blood sugar levels. In people with diabetes Continue reading >>

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  1. CMike Friend

    Can too much insulin be bad?

    Other than getting your sugar too low is "too much" insulin bad?
    I'm playing with the units to get me to the right numbers. I'm pondering if I should lean towards less insulin if I am no longer in a dangerous area.
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  2. coravh

    You need the insulin you need to keep your bgs in the normal range without going too low. The only "bad" thing is that if you are eating too much, the insulin will allow more glucose to get into your cells and help you gain weight.
    Don't let doctors judge you by the amount of insulin you are taking. Some people require more, some less. You need what's right for you.

  3. CMike Friend

    Can too much insulin be bad?

    Do I lean on too much or too little? Getting to the correct temp porridge may take some experimenting.
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