DIABETES - I am an insulin dep. diabetic going on holiday on Monday should I store my spare insulin in suitcas?

Answer Never put your medications, even the spares, in your checked baggage. Medications need to be hand carried to ensure that you have access to it at all times. If you contaminated you primary insulin... Read More »

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How much insulin can kill you if you are non diabetic Would it be painful to die from an insulin overdose?

As far as dying, it would depend upon the amount & type of insulin. There are some slow-acting insulins that work over a 24-hour period. Then there are fast-acting insulins, some faster than others... Read More »

What happens if an insulin dependant diabetic wont take their insulin?

Their sugar will rise progressively in the short term. In the longer term, assuming they avoided coma, they would be at increasing risk of the eye, vascular and renal complications of diabetes.

Should a diabetic with a stoma be on insulin?

On One Hand: Skipping the Insulin is DangerousNot managing diabetes, including not using prescribed insulin, can be dangerous. Side effects are vast and can include kidney disease, nerve damage and... Read More »

Should You Use Human Insulin or Vetsulin for a Diabetic Dog?

The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) increased access regulations for disabled people with regard to public transportation, access to public areas and work spaces. This law ensures that ... Read More »