Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States. According to the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control) National Diabetes Statistics Report in 2020 recent cases of diabetes have risen to an estimated 34.2 million. Without ongoing, careful management, diabetes can lead to a buildup of sugars in the blood, which can increase the risk of dangerous complications, including stroke and heart disease. While factors such as genetics and certain viruses may contribute to this disease, its exact cause is unknown. There’s currently no cure or any known prevention, but there are treatments to help manage symptoms.
Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. The hormone insulin moves sugar from the blood into your cells to be stored or used for energy. With diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does make. Untreated high blood sugar from diabetes can damage your nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs.
Different Types of Diabetes
- Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease. The immune system attacks and destroys cells in the pancreas, where insulin is made. It’s unclear what causes this attack. About 10 percent of people with diabetes have this type.
- Type 2 Diabetes occurs when your body becomes resistant to insulin, and sugar builds up in your blood.
- Prediabetes occurs when your blood sugar is higher than normal, but it’s not high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
- Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar during pregnancy. Insulin-blocking hormones produced by the placenta cause this type of diabetes.
Insulin is used to treat people who have diabetes. Each type of insulin acts over a specific amount of time. The amount of time can be affected by exercise, diet, illness, some medicines, stress, the dose, how you take it, or where you inject it. The medicine you take will vary by your type of diabetes and how well the medicine controls your blood glucose levels, also called blood sugar. Other factors, such as your other health conditions, medication costs, and your daily schedule may play a role in what diabetes medicine you take.
Characteristics of Insulin
- Onset is the length of time before insulin reaches the bloodstream and begins lowering blood sugar.
- Peak time is the time during which insulin is at maximum strength in terms of lowering blood sugar.
- Duration is how long insulin continues to lower blood glucose.
Types of Canadian Insulin Medications Online
- Rapid-acting: These include Apidra Kwikpen, Humalog Kwikpen, and Novolog. They have an onset of less than 15 minutes, peak in 30 to 90 minutes, and duration of two to four hours.
- Regular (short-acting): These include Humulin R and Novolin R. They have an onset of a half an hour, a peak of two to three hours, and duration of three to six hours.
- Intermediate-acting: These include Humulin N and Novolin N. They have an onset of two to four hours, a peak at four to 12 hours, and duration of 12 to 18 hours.
- Long-acting: These include Levemir, Lantus, and Tresiba. They have an onset of several hours, minimal or no peak, and a duration of 24 hours or more. Tresiba has been shown to last up to 42 hours.
- Ultra long-acting reaches the bloodstream in six hours, does not peak, and lasts about 36 hours or longer. Types: glargine U-300 (Toujeo)
Taking insulin or other diabetes medicines is often part of treating diabetes. Along with healthy food choices and physical activity, medicine can help you manage the disease. Side effects are problems that result from a medicine. Some diabetes medicines can cause hypoglycemia, also called low blood glucose, if you don’t balance your medicines with food and activity. Ask your doctor whether your diabetes medicine can cause hypoglycemia or other side effects, such as upset stomach and weight gain. Take your diabetes medicines as your health care professional has instructed you, to help prevent side effects and diabetes problems.
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