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Insulin Injections for Diabetes - Slideshow

Developed by Nancy Needhima, M.Phil (English) | Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Oct 25, 2010
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Profile of Insulin

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Profile of Insulin, Insulin Injections for Diabetes


» Hormone secreted by the Islets of Langerhans of the pancreas

»Sustainer of glucose in the blood

» Guards against Fat and prevents organs from exhausting energy

» Energy saver Drop in insulin production results in Diabetes mellitus or diabetes.
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Big Shots of Insulin

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Big Shots of Insulin, Insulin Injections for Diabetes


»Insulin is administered before intake of food.

» Short Acting Insulin is meant for light meal such as breakfast and evening meals.

»Long Acting Insulin is meant for heavy meal such as lunch and dinner.

» Rapid Onset Fast Acting Insulin is followed by immediate consumption of food.

» Dosage of insulin depends on the diet of the diabetic.
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Insulin & Mealtime

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Insulin & Mealtime, Insulin Injections for Diabetes


Ideal gap between administering insulin and food consumption is

» Half an hour before food intake in case of Short Acting Insulin

» One hour before food take in case of Long Acting Insulin

» Eat immediately in case of Rapid Onset Fast Acting Insulin
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Insulin Tools

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Insulin Tools, Insulin Injections for Diabetes
Insulin injection is simplified through :

» Insulin Syringes: A single use, disposable plastic syringes with fine needles.

» Insulin Pen: A dispenser resembling a pen which contains insulin

» Insulin Pumps: A pre-programmed pump worn around the abdomen that administers insulin on time.

Insulin Injection

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Insulin Injection, Insulin Injections for Diabetes


» Abdomen and thighs are the ideal locations to inject and easy to reach.

» Best place to inject insulin is in the area of fatty tissues.

» Change the location of the injecting spot.

» Self injection is easy to learn. If you cannot do it yourself make arrangement for a nurse or your relatives to give you an injection.

For humans, by humans

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For humans, by humans, Insulin Injections for Diabetes


» Initially animals were a source for making insulin since it almost matched the human insulin. As some patients exhibited allergies, it was replaced by genetically engineered insulin for human insulin.

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