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Insulin

I have a 6 year old daughter. When we give her insulin, she has an allergy. Often painful tumours appear on her body.

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My 4 year old son has had Type�1 diabetes since he was 21 months old. We frequently have to give a second shot about 3 hours after a high fat meal to bring his blood sugar into acceptable range. Can you offer an alternative injection strategy for dealing with fatty foods? How about a mixed shot of Regular insulin and Humalog?

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How does my doctor determine how much insulin I need to take? She looks at this card with the time the different insulins take to work and then tells me to take, like 24 units in the morning? How does she arrive at the number 24?

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My daughter is 6 1/2 years old and was diagnosed with diabetes Type 1 2.5 years ago. She weighs 33 kilos. At her recent appointment her endocrinologist said her body is rejecting the insulin. I have never heard of this.

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I am 31, have gestational diabetes and have started taking insulin. They have put me on short-acting insulin first thing in the morning. If the morning numbers are the main concern, shouldn’t I be on long acting insulin and be taking it at bedtime?

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I’ve seen several patients doing using a sliding scale of 70/30 insulin. Is it logical? I even saw a 70/30 sliding scale every six hour order today, but given the duration of action of NPH, is this dangerous?

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About three weeks ago, my son started taking 70/30 insulin, and his injection sites are beginning to get red. Could this be a reaction to the insulin?

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In a previous question from someone else, it was commented that a physician was not a big fan of using a sliding scale. Can he elaborate?

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I just read a previous question about a doctor who told a parent her son was taking too much insulin and it would kill him. I though everyone’s insulin needs were different and if a person needs more insulin than it should be taken. Isn’t our main concern for our children to keep blood sugars controlled no matter how much insulin is required? Should a person only take up to a certain amount?

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I have several boxes of pen-fills that I accidently put in the freezer. I found them six hours later, and I can’t tell if they froze. Bubbles still moved, the solution was clear, and appeared no different than the others. Are they still usable?

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