Questions about Insulin. True or False ?

Questions about Insulin. True or False ?
Type 1 diabetes have been dependent on insulin now for nearly 100 years; prior to the invention of insulin diabetes was fatal. During this near 100 years period much has been said about insulin and diabetes also often  What about insulin? We decided to ask a few specialists for a more clear explanation on a number of these often heard statements.

Our Questions


Does Insulin make you (indirectly) fat > True


Insulin can cause you to gain weight; there are two reasons for this. First of all, your body is less able to compensate for low blood sugars when you have diabetes. This becomes even more difficult if you still have insulin on board. Unfortunately, the number one solution for this is still eating carbohydrates. This doesn't work if you want to lose weight.
Insulin is also an 'anabolic hormone': aimed at storing energy. If you have too much insulin in your body, your fatty tissue will also store energy and make you gain weight.

Can some brands of insulin cause skin irritation > True


There are many different types and brands of insulin. They use different carriers that help to keep the insulin in the correct solution. Installations in which insulin is processed are disinfected and cleaned in different ways. We know that people can react to these carriers as well as traces of cleaning agents. Skin reactions are a known and possible consequence for some people. However before exclusively blaming insulin, people may sometimes also react to needles and develop red lumps at the injection site as a result of a reaction to the silicon coating of the needles.

Do we inject more insulin under the skin than we need? > True


Insulin works mainly in the liver. Without diabetes your insulin comes from the pancreas directly into the liver. Insulin that you inject must first pass through the tissue under your skin into your blood and then through the blood to the liver. Not all the insulin you inject eventually reaches the liver.
 

Is Insulin bad for your blood vessels and heart > ?


There is no research that can confirm or disprove this. Studies are often too short to measure a difference in the long process in which cardiovascular disease occurs.
Moreover, many studies have also been done among people with type 2 diabetes. The tricky thing about this is that people with type 2 diabetes who need insulin are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease anyway. Because high blood sugars are also harmful to your blood vessels, it's difficult to know whether the damage is caused by insulin or high blood sugars.
 

Are more expensive types of insulin are better for everyone? > False


The effects of a type of insulin are very different for each person. For example, expensive fast insulin is not a solution for everyone. But new insulin's are mostly based on the latest information and therefore sometimes work better. To avoid complications the right choice of insulin is important something that is near impossible to achieve without professional guidance.
 

Is Insulin sensitivity of importance for people with type 1 diabetes > True 


Insulin sensitivity is especially important to determine how much insulin to inject at any given time. Everyone reacts differently to a dose of insulin. it is difficult to draw up a uniform treatment schedule.
For example, the time of day also determines how much insulin to inject. You are more insensitive to insulin in the morning and hormones that determine how your body reacts to insulin.

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