What Do You Know About Regular Insulin?
Just how much do you actually know about your insulin? Sadly, I am sometimes frightened about just how little some people who should know better actually know about the synthetic hormone they are injecting into their (or their child's) body. Even more troubling, however, is that when I ask them some basic questions, I am told "Oh, our CDE never told us that." There is some very rudimentary information that anyone who uses insulin (or gives it to their child) needs to know. For example, you should always check what your pharmacist has given you before using it. What do you need to look for? Simply stated: Brand, Type and Strength, and maybe expiration (although as Allie Beatty has reported, the amount of toxic preservatives in your insulin and the fact that a majority of insulin sold today was probably made over a year ago and was imported and shipped across the Atlantic does kind of mitigate this issue slightly). Insulin Is NOT A Drug, It's A Hormone For most people, insulin is a type of hormone replacement (although for others it is hormone supplementation). Insulin sold in the U.S. is 100% synthetic (not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially), and to add to the confusi Continue reading >>