How to Store Insulin

Pancreas is an organ in the body and it is located immediately behind the stomach and it functions to release insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone that helps manage the body’s sugar level and metabolism. When we eat, our intestine breaks down carbohydrates into glucose, a type of sugar. This glucose goes directly into our bloodstream making our blood sugar level rise.
In this case, the pancreas releases insulin according to the level of sugar (glucose) in the bloodstream, which then converts blood sugar into useful energy. It is also responsible for storing excess sugar the muscles, fat cells, and liver to use later …

Ways to Deliver Insulin into Your Body

Over the past years, drug companies have developed various ways to deliver insulin into the bloodstream. The two most popular and most commonly used ways are the syringe and insulin pen.
1. Syringe
Insulin syringes come in short and long needles. The length of the needle affects the amount of time that insulin takes effect. Longer needles offer more depth and this causes the insulin to take effect more quickly. A syringe has three parts: a needle, a barrel, and a plunger. The barrel is marked with lines to measure the number of insulin units.
2. Insulin Pen
The insulin pen…

How to Manage Your Blood Sugar by Changing Your Eating Habits

Knowing that you have diabetes is an advantage since you are able to control your blood sugar. If you are diagnosed whether type 1 or type 2 diabetes you must work with your doctor to maintain your blood sugar level. First, you must know your numbers. Monitor your hemoglobin A1C, blood glucose level, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Your doctor will explain which of these to work on and the number that you should you maintain.
There are several easy ways to manage your diabetes one of them is to watch what you eat and how much you eat.

Studies show that a low-carb diet helps reduce blood sugar. So start planning your …

The Basics About Insulin

There are many different insulin drugs on the market today. Drug companies and pharmaceuticals continue to develop
and improve insulin drugs, not to mention alternative medicine or herbal-based drugs for diabetes.
The wide lineup of insulin drugs and devices to administer insulin provide great options for patients and physicians alike. However, not all insulins were created equal; a number of them have different chemical compositions. The types of insulin that you should take must correspond to the type of diabetes that you have.
Doctors recommend the type of drug based on your blood sugar level, your lifestyle, and …