Insulin

Insulin can be prescribed to those suffering from Type 1 or even Type 2 diabetes. Insulin is simply a hormone made by pancreas that is injected into the body. It helps your body turn blood sugar into energy that the body uses to maintain daily functions. Its primary use is to keep the body’s blood sugar levels from rising after intake of daily meals.

Insulin comes in various types and brands; such as…

  • Rapid Acting – Lispro, Aspart, Glulisine
  • Short Acting – Novolin, Velosulin
  • Intermediate Acting – NPH
  • Long Acting – Basaglar, Lantus, Toujeo, Levemir, Tresiba

There can be side effects that may occur; including…

  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Exhaustion
  • Headache
  • Hunger
  • Tremors
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cold Temps
  • Sweating / Perspiration
  • Muscle Exhaustion
  • Tingling / numbness in fingers
  • Irritability
  • Drowsiness

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