regular insulin

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reg·u·lar in·su·lin

a rapidly acting form of insulin that is a clear solution and may be administered intravenously as well as subcutaneously; may be mixed with longer acting forms of insulin to extend the duration of effect. Onset of effect occurs in 30 minutes to 1 hour, peak effects are observed in 2-3 hours, and the duration of effect is about 5-7 hours.
Synonym(s): globin insulin
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reg·u·lar in·su·lin

(regyū-lăr insū-lin)
Rapidly acting form that a clear solution may be administered intravenously as well as subcutaneously.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about regular insulin

Q. what does an insulin shot do? and what is it good for?

A. Insulin is a hormone (substance that controls the activity of the body) that enables muscles and fat to use the glucose (sugar) we get from the diet as a source of energy for activity or for storage as fat. Thus, it lowers the concentration of glucose in the blood. It's produced and secreted from the pancreas, a gland located in the back of the abdomen. When people don't have insulin, or if the body doesn't respond to insulin (essentially diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2, respectively), therapy with insulin helps the body maintain a normal level of glucose. Excessive concentration of glucose in the blood is termed "hyperglycemia" and is deleterious in the long term.

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Q. Why is insulin injected and not taken as a pill?

A. so if that's the case, why can't you use a patch (like a nicotine patch)? wouldn't that do the same trick?

Q. is there an alternative for the Insulin shots? something less painful but yet effective as the old way?

A. Here is a good site on alternative insulin delivery: Hope this helps.

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