Selection of insulin

The choice of insulin preparation is based on the duration of action. Although insulins can be broadly classified as having very short, short, medium or long duration of action, their effect varies considerably from one patient to another and can be discovered in the individual patient only by trial and error. There are several preparations of medium acting insulins, but those most often used are either one of the isophane preparations or less frequently Human Monotard zinc insulin preparation (see box on page 19).

Most patients (85%) now use insulin of human sequence, a few prefer porcine preparations, while use of some insulin

Some insulins

Supplements For Diabetics

Supplements For Diabetics

All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.

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