ali eletre
By ali eletre Latest Reply 2015-02-22 12:21:04 -0600
Started 2009-05-20 09:11:13 -0500

How does insulin regulate blood sugar levels?

5 replies

Kabby52 2015-02-22 12:21:04 -0600 Report

Sing with me: A spoonful of insulin helps the sugar go down, the sugar go down… In the most delightful way.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-05-20 09:56:16 -0500 Report

Also, here's a great video that helps illustrate how it works.

2catty 2009-05-20 10:20:32 -0500 Report

John do you know anything much about apidra? They are looking at putting that in my pump? I have never taken it. Some Dr.'s say a lot of patients do not respond to it.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-05-20 10:23:08 -0500 Report

We don't have any experience with Apidra. My son has used both Humalog and Novolog. I think Apidra is quite new.

I would ask for a sample vial and use that first to see if it is going to work for you.

But from what I've read about it, Apidra doesn't appear to be substantially different than the other fast acting insulins.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-05-20 09:23:22 -0500 Report

Insulin allows the glucose in the blood to move into the muscles where it can be used for energy. Without insulin or if the body is resistant to insulin, the glucose cannot move from the blood to the muscles.

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