Diabetes is a common find in the elderly. Lack of insulin in the body causes Diabetes. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas which regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. People with diabetes might need to use insulin injections either because they don’t produce enough insulin in their body or they can’t properly use the insulin that they do produce or both conditions.

Type 1 Diabetes refers to the condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood. Type 2 Diabetes refers to the condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally. Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in the elderly who have Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes as well.

Useful points to remember about Insulin:

  • Insulin controls high blood sugar but does not cure diabetes.
  • Your doctor will tell you which type(s) of insulin to use, how much to use and how often to inject insulin. Follow these directions carefully.
  • Do not use more or less of insulin other than what has been prescribed by your doctor.
  • Continue to use insulin even if you feel well. Do not stop using insulin without talking to your doctor.
  • Changes to the brand, type or dosage to the prescribed insulin should not be done without talking to your doctor.
  • If your insulin comes in a disposable dosing device read the instructions that come with the device carefully.
  • Never reuse needles or syringes or share needles, syringes, cartridges, or pens.

Tips to properly administer Insulin:

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