Chronic conditions

Types of Insulin

Controlling diabetes can be akin to piloting a ship between two icebergs. Veer off course in one direction, and your blood sugar rises alarmingly high. Stray too far the other way, and you’re confronting an equally dangerous situation: blood-glucose deficiency, or hypoglycemia, the most common acute complication among young persons with diabetes. Even the most conscientious patients overshoot or undershoot their marks now and then, due to their own miscalculations of how much insulin to take or to complicating factors like physical illness, exercise or emotional stress.

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