It delivers fast-acting insulin
into the body and is seen as a better alternative to insulin injections as it reduces the need for multiple jabs per day.
The decision applies to both IDeg alone and IDeg combined with the fast-acting insulin
analogue insulin aspart.
The mobile phone-sized device constantly infuses fast-acting insulin
into the body, instead of having injections.
Humalog is recommended for use in pump systems indicated for continuous delivery of fast-acting insulin
Last summer Graham was given a special insulin pump to help him manage his diabetes better, replacing the need for injections and delivering varied doses of fast-acting insulin
throughout the day and night via a tube.
His blood glucose meter readings have been between 10 mmol/L and 15 mmol/L and he has been increasing his dose of fast-acting insulin
to accommodate for this, which has resulted in one or two hypoglycemic episodes.
Hedied three weeks later in hospital, after never waking from the coma which pathologists believe was brought on by a injection of the fast-acting insulin
that Mrs Beaver took for her diabetes.
He described the advancement of the illness, having to switch to a fast-acting insulin
pump four years ago to control the 'hypos' - attacks resulting from low blood sugar levels which sometimes led to unconsciousness.
The illness meant he had to switch to a fast-acting insulin
pump four years ago to control the "hypos" - attacks resulting from low blood sugar levels that sometimes led to black-outs.
If a patient has severe gastroparesis, the use of a fast-acting insulin
analog may lead to immediate postprandial hypoglycemia and eventual hyperglycemia, as the insulin analog will begin to lower blood glucose levels before the nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine.
Concomitantly, the patient received colloids to reestablish blood volume, intravenous dexamethasone, 6 mg four times daily, to diminish the cerebral edema; and fast-acting insulin
to control hyperglycemia.
69 divided (300 mg/day) FAST-ACTING INSULIN
SECRETAGOGUES Technically repaglinide and nateglinide are different classes of chemicals, but for practical purposes they are very similar.