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(10) Diabetes

Types of Insulin

Since the discovery of insulin, countless people with diabetes have injected themselves with insulin extracted from the pancreas of cows and pigs. In the last 20 years or so human insulin has become widely available.

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(11) Diabetes

Insulin Timing

My doctor is considering changing me from one to two insulin injections per day. Will the second interfere with my social life – eating out, and so on?

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(12) Diabetes

Insulin Dosage

When I was first diagnosed I was put on insulin, but now the dosage has been decreased. The doctor tells me I am in the ‘honeymoon period’ of diabetes. What does this mean?

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(13) Diabetes

 Injecting Technique

Is it necessary to use spirit before or after injecting myself?

We do not advise you to use spirit or alcohol for cleaning your skin as it is not necessary and it tends to harden the skin. If you feel you must clean the injection site (say after playing football), use soap and water only.

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(14) Diabetes

Sites

Where is the best place to give an injection of insulin?

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