Diabetes & Endocrine

Insulin Jet Injector

Insulin Jet Injector

Also called: Insulin Injector, Insulin Jet Summary Insulin jet injectors deliver insulin without the use of needles. Instead, a high-pressure air mechanism pushes a mist of the medication into the body through spaces between skin cells. This provides patients with diabetes an alternative method of insulin delivery, especially for patients who cannot use or are …

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Insulin Desensitization Therapy

Insulin Desensitization Therapy

Also called: Desensitization Summary Desensitization therapy is a technique used to reduce a patient’s allergic reactions to allergy-provoking substances. This therapy can be used to help with substances individuals cannot avoid. People with diabetes may be prescribed this treatment to help overcome allergies to insulin, a medication that may be prescribed to control glucose (blood …

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Insulin Allergy

Insulin Allergy

Also called: Insulin Sensitivity Summary An insulin allergy is an allergic response to an insulin medication.  Insulin is a hormone normally produced by the pancreas that is taken via injection or other means by some people with diabetes. People whose bodies do not produce insulin or cannot use it properly may be prescribed insulin to …

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Insulin Administration

Insulin Administration

Also called: Insulin Dosing Methods Summary The ability to correctly self-administer doses of insulin is crucial to the long-term health of many people with diabetes. Insulin is a hormone necessary to process glucose (blood sugar), the body’s main source of energy. All people with type 1 diabetes, and some with type 2 diabetes or other …

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Insulin

Insulin

Summary Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps move glucose (blood sugar) from the bloodstream into the cells of the body. The cells break down glucose and convert it to energy. When the body cannot produce insulin or fails to respond properly to it, glucose builds up in the blood. This condition …

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