Insulins

Insulin storage and syringe safety

Storing and safety of Insulin is a very important aspect to make sure the insulin does not lose its efficacy and activity. General rules for storing Insulin To ensure that your insulin remains effective, stable and undamaged you should discard your ‘in use’ insulin after 28 days, whether in a vial or cartridge Insulin that is […]

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Insulin myths

Insulin is one of the most valuable discoveries ever made to mankind. It is a boon to Diabetics. But, it has become a taboo among people with diabetes that initiating insulin might be difficult. Some myths on Insulin to never believe: “Diabetics always need insulin” Only people with type 1 diabetes need insulin. People with […]

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How to do an Insulin shot in the stomach

Insulin is injected subcutaneously, meaning under the skin. A short needle is used to inject a drug into the tissue layer between the skin and muscle.Injecting deeper into the muscle may lead to dangerously low blood glucose levels. It is very important to rotate the injection sites. Injecting in the same stop continuously may lead […]

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Insulin injecting sites

Insulin is not absorbed the same in all the sites of injection. The site of injection plays a major role in the insulin showing its effectiveness. People injecting insulin for more than three times a day should rotate their injection sites.  Injecting in the same place much of the time can cause hard lumps or […]

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Hypoglycemia (Low Sugar) and Insulin

One of the main reasons for hypoglycemia to occur is due to excessive insulin. Hypoglycemia due to excess insulin is the most common type of serious hypoglycemia. It can be due to the insulin produced in the body or due to injected insulin. The Common symptoms of hypoglycemia include weakness, drowsiness, confusion, hunger, dizziness, paleness, […]

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Effects of insulin on the body

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas in the body that allows body to use sugar from carbohydrates in the food that we consume. Insulin regulates many metabolic processes that provide cells with needed energy. Understanding insulin, what insulin does, and how it affects the body, is important to your overall health. Specifically, insulin […]

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How to use an insulin pen?

Insulin pens have gained popularity among people with diabetes for injecting insulin. Various advantages include its easiness in carrying, multi utility for any kind of insulin, dialable dosage, lesser wastage of insulin etc., nevertheless, it is very important to know the right technique to use the pen. A stepwise guide from Apollo Sugar to ensure […]

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