Insulin is a naturally-occurring hormone made by the pancreas that helps the body use or store blood glucose (sugar) it gets from food. For people with diabetes, either the pancreas does not make enough insulin to meet the body's requirements, or the body cannot properly use the insulin that is made. As a result, glucose cannot be used or stored properly and accumulates in the bloodstream. Insulin injected under the skin helps to lower blood glucose levels.
Studies have shown that some chronic complications of diabetes such as eye disease, kidney disease, and nerve disease can be significantly reduced if blood sugar is maintained as close to normal as possible.
The American Diabetes Association recommends that if your pre-meal glucose levels are consistently above 130 mg/dL or your hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is more than 7%, you should talk to your doctor. A change in your diabetes therapy may be needed. If your blood tests consistently show below-normal glucose levels, you should also let your doctor know. Proper control of your diabetes requires close and constant cooperation with your doctor.Despite diabetes, you can lead an active and healthy life if you eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and take your insulin injections as prescribed by your doctor.
There are many different types of insulin that are absorbed at different rates and work for varying periods of time. This type of premixed insulin contains a mixture of fast-acting and intermediate-acting insulins. It is used by people with diabetes who have their blood glucose under control and have found a particular ratio of fast-acting to intermediate-acting insulin that works best for them. This premixed insulin starts working 30 to 60 minutes after injection, has its maximum effect between 2 and 8 hours, and stops working after about 18 hours.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are using this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
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Your required dose of insulin depends on how much natural insulin your pancreas is producing and how well your body is able to use the insulin. Your doctor or diabetes educator will determine the appropriate dose according to various lifestyle issues and the blood glucose values obtained while monitoring your blood glucose.
Your dose of insulin should be injected subcutaneously (under the skin) exactly as instructed by your doctor or diabetes educator. The dose of insulin is measured in units (U). Each mL of insulin contains 100 U. This premixed insulin is injected about 30 minutes before certain meals. The most common schedule is to use the premixed insulin before breakfast and supper. There are many variations of insulin dosing.
Check to make sure you are injecting the correct insulin and dose, especially if you use other insulin with this medication.
Mix premixed insulin by slowly rolling the bottle or pen between your hands. Premixed insulin suspension should appear cloudy and white. Do not use the insulin if it looks lumpy or grainy, seems unusually thick, sticks to the bottle or vial, or appears discolored. Do not use it if it contains crystals, if the bottle or vial looks frosted, or if the suspension remains clear after being rolled between your hands.
To avoid tissue damage, choose a site for each injection that is at least 1/2 inch from the previous injection site. The usual sites of injection are abdomen, thighs, and arms. Never inject it into a vein or muscle.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones given here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The timing of insulin with respect to your meals is crucial to keeping blood glucose under control and preventing unwanted side effects.
Keep unopened bottles of insulin in the refrigerator until needed. They may be used until the expiration date on the label. Never allow insulin to freeze. Insulin that is currently in use may be kept at room temperature for no more than 28 days and then discarded. Insulin must not be exposed to extremely hot temperatures or to sunlight.
Premixed insulin should not be used or given to anyone who:
Do not give this medication to anyone who is in a diabetic coma.
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