Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Insulin

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Insulin has changed a lot since its discovery in 1921 by Banting and Best. There are different types of insulin, different ways of delivery, different recommendations for how much to take and when for every different person.

Read up on Speaking of Diabetes’s coverage over the years of this versatile and somewhat complicated medication right here! Learn about pumps, pens, and syringes, insulin for type 1 diabetes versus type 2, and different myths associated with insulin.

Click here to read Speaking of Diabetes stories about insulin

4 Responses to Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Insulin

  1. Ilene says:

    We know now insulin is a very ineffective medicine and the reason people cannot manage this horrible disease. Why don’t you start posting things about cellular research progress? Why do we have to keep hearing about insulin? I’d like to hear the Joslin Center sound like it is advancing it’s thinking and research. No more posts about insulin.

  2. Diane says:

    Perhaps you might include that Banting and Best worked at the University Of Toronto.

  3. Lawrence Wood says:

    Ilene said insulin is a very ineffective medicine. Is that true? Then what is the most effective medicine for diabetes?

    Listed here are the records of my blood glucose levels monitored during last 30 days.

    There’s something which has been puzzling me quite a lot.
    In addition to asking my diabetes specialist the following questions, I’ll appreciate your comments and explanations
    why my blood glucose levels showed such situations.

    Starting from August 21st, 2017, out of curiosity, I monitored my blood glucose when I got up for peeing during bedtime. I’ve been pretty surprised and weirdly puzzled why the longer I kept fasting the higher my blood glucose rose. I would like to know as soon as possible and see if I should get adjusted prescriptions for my condition.

    Particularly listed here are the blood glucose levels monitored which show the above-mentioned situations that I don’t understand:

    Aug. 21 — 05:22, 87; 08:55, 141
    Aug. 26 — 05:26, 125; 09:27, 175
    Aug. 30 — 03:14, 84; 09:04, 117
    Sep. 1 — 02:52, 75; 10:07, 178
    Sep. 4 — 04:22, 128; 08:00, 156; 10:34, 175
    Sep. 5, — 03:15, 78; 05:13, 95; 08:15, 125;
    09:15, 138
    Sep. 6, — 02:17, 119; 08:53, 151
    Sep. 7, — 03:07, 114; 08:49, 183
    Sep. 8, — 02:30, 109; 06:45, 114; 10:10, 198
    Sep. 9, — 02:45, 98; 05:00, 118; 08:30, 142
    Sep.10, — 03:00, 100; 10:01, 138
    (At 04:00, to see what would happen, I purposely took a donut and 150 c.c. soybean milk.)

    Those results really puzzled me quite a lot. I hope you can take some patience to review them and kindly let me know the real causes of such changes of my blood glucose — the longer I kept fasting the higher my blood glucose rose.

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