Are There Any Risks In Taking Insulin Injection (regular Or Fast-acting)?
Because insulin injection (regular or fast-acting) lowers blood glucose levels, people taking insulin are at increased risk of experiencing excessively low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If too much insulin is administered, blood sugar can fall quickly to levels below that which is considered safe. Increased physical activity (increased glucose use) and decreased food consumption (decreased glucose intake) can also result in hypoglycemia while taking insulin. People who take insulin should have a source of sugar available at all times in case hypoglycemia happens. Allergic reactions to insulin are possible, though rare. If hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, itching, a rash or hives, problems breathing, swelling or redness at the injection site or skin changes occur, immediate medical attention is needed. Continue reading >>