Causes And Symptoms Of Diabetes

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Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people in the world. This disease prohibits people from eating certain foods and doing certain things. Patients have to carry supplies with them when they are out and about. Diabetes is a serious disease but by understanding the symptoms, causes, and treatments, patients can live a normal life.
The symptoms of Diabetes vary from person to person and the type of Diabetes the person has. In type one diabetes, symptoms that people with this face are urinating often, feeling very thirst, feeling very hungry and extreme fatigue (American). These symptoms may prohibit a person from doing what they love. The symptoms normally show up during different stages in a person’s life. In some patients, the symptoms
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Only five are the most common patients use. They are rapid-acting, short-acting, intermediate-acting, long-acting, and pre-mixed insulin (MNT). These are most commonly found in drug stores and by prescription only. Rapid- acting insulin has one of the lowest starting times and is also the fastest insulin available. It can start working after five minutes of being injected and can last from two to four hours. An example of this insulin is lispro that was marketed by Eli Lilly (MNT).
The second type of insulin is short-acting. This type is also know as regular insuline. It normally starts working thirty minutes after injection and is effective for three to six hours. Another type is intermediate-acting insulin. This one takes two to four hours to be effective after the injection. This type lasts for twelve to eighteen hours. The next type is long-acting insulin. This insulin becomes effective six to ten hours after injection. It also lasts for twenty to twenty-four hours. This type is also known as ultralente insulin
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The syringe can be glass or plastic. The first syringes were glass. This is actually the traditional way to insert insulin by using a needle and vial shot method. A patient or a family member gives the insulin shot. I learned how to do this method when I was nine years old. The shot is given in the fleshy or fatty part of the body. Either in the stomach, thigh, or arm. If a patient is unresponsive, the best place to insert the shot is in the arm so the blood stream absorbs the insulin faster. The syringes are made to match the dose that is supposed to be given so it is important for the patient to make sure they have the right syringe. The syringes also measure differently so each dose will be different

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