Diabetes and Insulin Treatment

Dr. Alice Cheng, MD, FRCPC, Endocrinologist, discusses the different types of insulin and their role in the treatment of diabetes.

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Dr. Alice Cheng, MD, FRCPC, Endocrinologist, discusses the different types of insulin and their role in the treatment of diabetes.
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Featuring Dr. Alice Cheng, MD, FRCPC, Endocrinologist

Presenter: Dr. Alice Cheng, Endocrinologist, Mississauga, ON

Local Practitioners: Endocrinologist

Diabetes Management with Insulin ( 83 participated.)

Insulin Treatments

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There are several types of insulin available to diabets patients.

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Bolus insulin is designed to act quickly and briefly and is effective in treating sugars after a meal.

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Basal insulin is designed to act slowly over a longer perior of time, regulating sugar levels all day long. Basal insulin is considered a background insulin which regulates the constant intake of sugar into the bodies cells for energy, even during a fasting state (patient hasn't eaten for approx. 8 hours).

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Premixed insulin is the combination of both Basal and Bolus insulin.

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Premixed insulin is the easiest and most flexible insulin to take for most patients.

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Insulin pens have very thin, small needles which now make taking insulin less painful than ever.

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Insulin pens often come prefilled, are sometimes reusable, or disposable and easy to carry.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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