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    Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin

    Information about Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin

    Human insulin / soluble insulin uses

    Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin is used in the treatment of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis.

    How human insulin / soluble insulin works

    Human insulin / soluble insulin is a short-acting insulin, starts working within 10-20 minutes after injection. It works similar to insulin produced by the body. Insulin facilitates reuptake of sugar in muscle and fat cells and also suppresses the production of sugar in the liver.

    Common side effects of human insulin / soluble insulin

    Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Injection site allergic reaction

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    Expert advice for Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin

    • Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin helps to control blood glucose level and avoids long-term complications.
    • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin.
    • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) is a common side-effect; learn how to identify and manage its symptoms (sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry vision, headache) and teach your family as well.
    • Take Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin 45 to 60 minutes before a meal.
    • Injection below the skin of the abdomen results in faster absorption than other injection sites.
    • Injection sites must be rotated to prevent hard lumps from developing at one site.
    • Opened vials/cartridge are good at room temperature for up to 4 weeks, while unopened vials must be placed in the refrigerator  (2°C–8°C).

    Frequently asked questions for Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin

    Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin

    Q. Is insulin safe for type 2 diabetes mellitus?
    Yes,insulin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. Insulin is safe for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus if used as advised by your doctor
    Q. Is insulin water soluble?
    Yes,insulin is a water soluble hormone naturally produced by the body
    Q. Is insulin a protein and a macromolecule?
    Yes,insulin is a protein chain or peptide hormone. Proteins are very large complex macromolecules, and insulin being a protein chain is a macromolecule (53 amino acids with high molecular weight)
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    Q. Is insulin injection painful?
    No, insulin injection is not painful. If you experience pain while injecting consult your doctor and check if your injection techniques are correct
    Q. Is insulin better than pills?
    Insulin and antidiabetic pills are used in the treatment of diabetes. Both produce same effects of lowering blood sugar levels. Your doctor may advise the right kind of treatment for your type of diabetes
    Q. Is insulin resistance reversible?
    Insulin resistance (body produces insulin but does not use it effectively) may or may not be reversible condition depending on the stage at which it is detected
    Q. What can I take for insulin resistance?
    Insulin resistance can be managed by antidiabetic medications or insulin therapy. Your doctor may advise the right kind of treatment for your insulin resistance states
    Q. Can I take insulin with Victoza (liraglutide)?
    Victoza (liraglutide) is an antidiabetic therapy. Liraglutide together with insulin can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with Victoza
    Q. Can I take insulin with metformin?
    Metformin is an antidiabetic medicine. Metformin together with insulin can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with metformin
    Q. Can I take insulin with Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide?
    Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide is an oral antidiabetic medicine. Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide together with insulin can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide
    Q. Can I take ibuprofen with insulin?
    There is no known interaction of insulin with ibuprofen. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with ibuprofen
    Q. Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with insulin?
    There are no known interactions of insulin with Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
    Q. Can I take aspirin with insulin?
    Aspirin together with insulin can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with aspirin
    Q. Does insulin pen need to be refrigerated?
    Insulin pens only require refrigeration until their first use. After the initial use, it must be kept at a room temperature
    Q. Does insulin/ Lantus insulin cause weight gain?
    Insulin may or may not cause weight gain. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
    Q. Does insulin cause constipation?
    There are no known effects of insulin on constipation
    Q. Does insulin affect kidneys?
    There are no known effects of insulin on kidney function. Excessively high blood sugar levels, uncontrolled diabetes and inappropriate action of natural insulin may affect your kidneys
    Q. Does insulin make you hungry?
    Insulin helps your body use food more efficiently. Therefore you might feel hungry.

    Content on this page was last updated on 07 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)