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Should you take your insulin if you blood sugar level is normal or on the low side?

My husband was just diagnosed with diabetes and after checking his sugar level he is not sure if he should take his insulin when his level is normal or on the low side.

Related Topics: Diabetes, Blood Sugar, Insulin
 

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Hi,yes when sugar levels are normal and you eat you must take insulin so that is will balance with your meal.if not you will end up with a high sugar level.remember taking insulin is what your pancreas will do if u were not diabetic.

 

if you are having a low get your sugar level up first by sucking glucose sweets followed by a protein sandwich eg peanut or cheese.you can take a small amount of insulin  to combat a high.picture a see saw you must balance insulin with food and exercise.God bless and good luck.

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The other point that shoul be considered is what type of insulin that you are using. Fast Acting or slow 24 hour acting insulins. You should review your record with your Diebetic coordinator to make sure you are not "stacking" insulin.  Keep a record by time: of when you eat, how much carbohydrate you consume, your glucose measurements and how much of insulin you take. This record will help your coordinator give you best guidance.

 

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