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How and why would I need an insulin shot for diabetes?

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Everyone with insulin-dependent diabetes (or type 1 diabetes) needs insulin, and many people with type 2 diabetes also need it.  Some people need to give themselves one shot a day. Some people give themselves two or more a day. Never skip a shot, even if you're sick.  Your doctor will tell you what kind of insulin to use, how much, and when to give yourself a shot. Your doctor or the diabetes educator will show you how to draw up insulin in the needle and the best places on your body to give yourself a shot. Ask someone to help if your hands are shaky or you can't see well.

SOURCES:

Diabetes Care : "Clinical practice recommendations."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation. Atlanta, GA. 1991. The prevention and treatment of complications of diabetes mellitus: A guide for primary care practitioners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation. . Atlanta, GA. 1991. Take charge of your diabetes: A guide for care

The New England Journal of Medicine : "The effect of intensive treatment of diabetes on the development and progression of long-term complications in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus."

Peragallo-Dittko, V., Godley, K., & Meyer, J. (2nd edition). Chicago: American Association of Diabetes Educators. 1993. A core curriculum for diabetes education

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

 

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 26, 2018

SOURCES:

Diabetes Care : "Clinical practice recommendations."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation. Atlanta, GA. 1991. The prevention and treatment of complications of diabetes mellitus: A guide for primary care practitioners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation. . Atlanta, GA. 1991. Take charge of your diabetes: A guide for care

The New England Journal of Medicine : "The effect of intensive treatment of diabetes on the development and progression of long-term complications in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus."

Peragallo-Dittko, V., Godley, K., & Meyer, J. (2nd edition). Chicago: American Association of Diabetes Educators. 1993. A core curriculum for diabetes education

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

 

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 26, 2018

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