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When should I take insulin if I have diabetes?

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Follow your doctor's guidelines on when to take your insulin. The time span between your shot and meals may vary depending on the type you use.

In general, though, you should coordinate your injection with a meal. Good timing will help you avoid low blood sugar levels.

SOURCES:

The Department of Endocrinology at The Cleveland Clinic. 

Thomson Micromedex. 

Sanofi-aventis Group in the United States. 

New Zealand Ministry of Health.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 5, 2018

SOURCES:

The Department of Endocrinology at The Cleveland Clinic. 

Thomson Micromedex. 

Sanofi-aventis Group in the United States. 

New Zealand Ministry of Health.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 5, 2018

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