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)
For what type of diabetes is insulin prescribed?
Indications for insulin
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Insulin resistance
- Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
- Gestational diabetes
- Diabetes treatment during pregnancy
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