- What is diabetes?
- What are the types of diabetes?
- What are the symptoms of diabetes?
- What are examples of insulin preparations available?
- For what type of diabetes is insulin prescribed?
- What are the side effects of insulin?
- What is the dosage and how is insulin administrated?
- What are the contraindications, warnings, and precautions for insulin?
- Which drugs interact with insulin?
- How well does insulin treat diabetes?
- What is the mechanism of action (how it works) for insulin?
What are the symptoms of diabetes?
Symptoms of diabetes include
- Increased urine output
- Excessive hunger
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Unexplained weight loss
- Excessive thirst
- Excessive urination
- Excessive eating
- Poor wound healing
- Some types of infection
- Altered mental status
- Blurry vision
What are examples of insulin preparations available?
Examples of rapid acting insulin
- Apidra (insulin glulisine): Supplied in a cartridge, vial, prefilled pen (Solostar)
- Novolog (insulin aspart): Supplied in a cartridge, vial, prefilled pen (FlexPen)
- Humalog: (insulin lispro): Supplied in a cartridge, vial, prefilled pen (Kwik Pen)
Examples of short acting insulin
- Novolin R, Humulin R (regular insulin): Supplied in a vial
Examples of intermediate acting insulin
- Humulin N, Novolin N (NPH): Supplied in a vial, pen (Humulin N pen)
Examples of long acting insulin
- Lantus (insulin glargine): Supplied in a vial, cartridge (OptiClick), prefilled pen (Solostar)
- Levemir (insulin detemir): Supplied in a vial, prefilled pen (FlexPen)
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