Apidra insulin glulisine They are used to treat diabetes.
People with diabetes have a deficiency or absence of a hormone manufactured by the pancreas called insulin. Insulin is the main hormone responsible for the control of sugar (glucose) in the blood. ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW People with type one diabetes need to have injections of insulin to control the amount of glucose in their bloodstream. Insulin injections act as a replacement for natural insulin, and allow people with diabetes to achieve normal blood glucose levels. The insulin works in the same way as natural insulin, by binding to insulin receptors on cells in the body. Insulin causes cells in the liver, muscle and fat tissue to increase their outlet oakley sunglasses uptake of glucose form the bloodstream. It also decreases the production of glucose by the liver, and has various other effects that lower the amount of glucose in the blood. Apidra contains a type of insulin called insulin glulisine. This is known as a fast acting insulin. When it is injected under the skin it starts to lower blood sugar within approximately 10 to 20 minutes and its effects last for around three to four hours. This type of insulin should be injected up to 15 minutes before, or if necessary immediately after a meal, to control increasing blood glucose levels after eating. Insulin glulisine is usually given in combination with intermediate or longer acting types of insulin, which provide control over blood glucose throughout the day. It is important to monitor your blood glucose regularly and adjust your insulin dose as required. Your doctor or diabetic team will explain how to do this. Keeping your blood glucose level as close to normal as possible, and not too high or too low, significantly reduces the risk of developing late stage diabetic complications, such as problems with your nerves, eyesight or kidneys. How do I use it?Your doctor or diabetes specialist will teach you how to administer your insulin injections correctly. You should take oakley sunglasses specials care to ensure that the injection does not enter a blood vessel. The injection may start to start to work at different speeds depending on the site you use and various other factors, such as if you have been doing exercise. In general, injections into the abdomen start to work quicker than those given in other areas. The dose you need to inject each time will depend on your blood sugar levels, what you are going to eat and if you have been doing or will be doing exercise. Your insulin dose may also need adjusting during periods of emotional disturbance, or if you increase your physical activity or change your usual diet. Insulin requirements may be reduced if you have impaired kidney or liver function. Your diabetes team should give you instructions on how to avoid it. Symptoms of hypoglycaemia usually occur suddenly and may include cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, anxious feeling, unusual tiredness or weakness, confusion, difficulty in concentration, excessive hunger, temporary vision changes, headache, nausea and palpitations. If you give up smoking, you may subsequently need a reduction in your insulin dose. Discuss this with your doctor. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Pregnancy and breastfeedingCertain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine. ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW Insulin glulisine has not been adequately studied in pregnant women and should be used with caution during pregnancy. However, studies in animals have not revealed any differences between insulin glulisine and human insulin with regards to pregnancy. Human insulin does not cross the placenta and provides no risk to the developing baby. Blood sugar levels need to be maintained as stable as possible during pregnancy, and you should consult your diabetic specialist to discuss how to acheive this. Your insulin requirements are likely to decrease in the first oakley dealer near me trimester and subsequently increase in the second and third trimesters. Even if it did, it would not affect a nursing infant, because insulin is not absorbed when taken by mouth. There is no risk to nursing infants from insulin taken by the mother. However, your insulin dose may need to be adjusted during breastfeeding. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist. How can this medicine affect other medicines?Insulin itself doesn't affect other medicines. However, it is important to be aware that many medicines can affect blood glucose levels and can therefore change your insulin requirements. For this reason, people with diabetes should always seek advice from their doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medicines or stopping existing ones. The following medicines may decrease blood sugar levels. They also prolong episodes of low blood sugar and impair recovery back to normal glucose levels. The following medicines may increase blood glucose levels. If you start treatment with any of these your insulin dose may therefore need increasing:How do I store Apidra? Pre filled pens: Unused pre filled pens should be stored in a refrigerator at 2 8 Do not freeze. Keep the pen in the outer carton to protect from light. Once in use, the pens should be kept out of the fridge, below 25 They can be used for up to 28 days. The pen cap must be put back on the pen after each injection in order to protect from light. The pens should not be stored with the needle attached and should not be kept in the fridge once in use. Cartridges: Before use, cartridges should be stored in a refrigerator at 2 8 Do not freeze. Keep the cartridges in the outer carton to protect from light. Once oakley felon in use, the pen with the inserted cartridge should be kept out of the fridge, below 25 It can be used for up to 28 days.
The pen cap must be put back on the pen after each injection in order to protect from light. The pen should not be stored with the needle attached. Other medicines containing the same active ingredientThere are currently no other medicines available in the UK that contain insulin glulisine as the active ingredient.
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