Diabetes Insulin
Alterations in Glucometer Test Results
Alterations in Glucometer Test Results Patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes check their blood sugars using a glucometer. Checking your blood sugars may be recommended by your provider to dose insulin, identify the effects of meals on your blood sugar levels or monitor changes when adding oral medications. You may also be asked to check your blood sugars if you aren’t feeling well. This may help identify if your blood sugars are...
Understanding Insulin Allergy
Understanding Insulin Allergy Millions of Americans with type 1 and type 2 diabetes inject with insulin on a daily basis to manage diabetes. For everyone with type 1 diabetes and for many with type 2 diabetes, they need to inject with insulin to survive. Having an allergy to insulin is very rare, but can occur in some patients who inject with insulin.The allergic reaction may occur immediately after injecting with insulin or it can be...
Understanding How to Properly Inject Insulin with an Insulin Pen
How to Properly Inject Insulin with an Insulin Pen Insulin pens are an easy, accurate and convenient way to administer insulin to patients with diabetes. The insulin is injected using a small disposable pen needle that attaches to the insulin pen. Every commercially-available insulin pen follows the same set of steps for preparing and injecting insulin, with only minor differences. The major components of an insulin pen are a prefilled insulin reservoir, a knob for...
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