Things you’ll need to know are:
- What type of insulin are you using?
- When is that insulin active in your body?
- What is your insulin regimen: How much insulin do you take and when ?
- Is the insulin doing what it is supposed to do?
This section explains how to use insulin therapy to treat diabetes
It focuses on:
- Insulin Basics:
Background information about the principles of insulin replacement.
- Types of Insulin:
Action and characteristics of the different, commercially available types of insulin.
- Insulin administration:
Different ways to get insulin into your body.
- Medication goals:
Blood sugar targets when treated with insulin.
- Designing an insulin regimen:
Concept of insulin replacement.
- Calculating insulin dose:
Formulas to calculate general total daily requirements, and basal and bolus insulin replacement.
- Intensive insulin therapy:
Insulin therapy based on what the body does naturally.
- Insulin treatment tips:
Practical reminders for people treating with insulin.
Other topics that may be of interest to you:
- Amylin analogs:
Injections given along with insulin that reduce sugar production in the liver and slow the absorption of food
- Insulin pump therapy:
Insulin delivery via a continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion device
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