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How is the dosage of insulin figured? How much insulin do you need?

July 17, 1999
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For a newly diagnosed Type IA diabetes patient, is it necessary to send certain laboratory studies before giving exogenous insulin?

July 11, 1999
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I have a 6 year old daughter. When we give her insulin, she has an allergy. Often painful tumours appear on her body.

July 7, 1999
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I have been diabetic for 23 years. The last few years I have noticed the insulin doesn’t work as good as it used to. How do you find out if you are insulin intolerant?

July 4, 1999
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I am trying to understand how long insulin lasts in the bloodstream.

June 29, 1999
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My 4 year old grandson has type 1 diabetes. Please advise which insulins may be mixed together in the same syringe for his injection, without adversely affecting each other.

June 29, 1999
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What is the difference between Actrapid and Humalog?

June 25, 1999
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Why can’t you keep insulin in the freezer and then let is thaw? Does the insulin molecule denature? What is the temperature range that is okay in order for the protein to remain active?

June 10, 1999
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I was told that cold insulin can cause scar tissue when injected. I have always stored insulin in the refrigerator for my 8 1/2 year old daughter. What is your advice?

June 10, 1999
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My son is 12 and has Type 1. The effect on his blood sugars for long acting insulin (NPH and Ultralente) seems to be decreasing. Is there any evidence that might support an individual becoming immune to any type of insulin?

June 9, 1999
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My 8 year old niece was diagnosed with diabetes about a week back. The doctors are still testing if it’s insulin dependent or not. If it is insulin dependent, what are the methods by which insulin can be administered? The only method that is known here is of injecting it.

June 4, 1999
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I have heard of reports that the UK has approved a nasal insulin application, available in lieu of injections. Could you please give me any information or details on this?

May 30, 1999
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I’m a type 1, diagnosed nearly two years ago at age 33. My problem is that the amount of Ultralente I require seems to vary a lot. What could be causing this?

May 29, 1999
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It seems that I have to take rather a lot of insulin, 15 units with meal of Humalog, and eating approx 60 grams of carb. Is this normal?

May 29, 1999
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My friend’s daughter has had Type 1 diabetes for a couple of years now, and now she has developed antigens against insulin. They have not been able during this time to get her insulin doses stable.

May 29, 1999
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