Two mainstream treatment methods for diabetes are two mainstream treatment methods for diabetes. If hypoglycemic drugs are not controlled, they must consider playing insulin.
Insulin is a means of subcutaneous injection treatment. It is not as simple as oral medicine. Even diabetic patients who have been sick for many years may also enter some small misunderstandings during use.
How to use insulin correctly in hot summer? Today we invite Yuan Ning, the main physician of the Department of Endocrine Department of Peking University International Hospital, and listen to the analysis of professionals!
Storage of pancreatic, remember 25 degrees Celsius
Insulin is an injection liquid, which has high temperature requirements. Unexpected insulin needs to be refrigerated in the refrigerator. Note that it is refrigerated, not frozen!
If the insulin has been opened, if the indoor temperature is less than 25 degrees Celsius, you don’t have to put it in the refrigerator. Find a clean, dry and drying position to save it. Just take it directly when you need it. If the room temperature exceeds 25 degrees Celsius, it needs to be refrigerated in the refrigerator. It takes an hour in advance when it is needed, and it is better to wait for the temperature to return to the room temperature.
It is worth mentioning that the summer with air conditioners, many people think that the air conditioner has been driving, and the indoor temperature is more than 20 degrees Celsius. Is it possible to store it indoors? Dr. Yuan Ning emphasized that unused insulin still needs to be refrigerated in the refrigerator from 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. Whether it has been opened, whether it is refrigerated, pay attention to the indoor temperature to see if it is really less than 25 degrees Celsius.
If you go out in summer, you can use the temperature of a small ice bag to store the insulin. Generally speaking, a small ice bag can be used for three hours. If you go away, you can bring a few more. After arriving at the destination, put it in the refrigerator in time.
The needle of the insulin is recommended to replace each time
The needle of the insulin is a disposable consumable, but because of the huge amount of use and the long -term cost, Dr. Yuan Ning noticed at work that many patients could not change the needle each time. It usually takes a few times to change. “
In this regard, Dr. Yuan Ning suggested that under the circumstances of economic conditions, the needle of insulin is recommended to change each time. One is that the needle used for multiple times is unsanitary and may cause infection. The patient’s pain will be more intense when playing insulin, and it may also affect the absorption of insulin.
Do not adjust the insulin dosage format without authorization
Many diabetic patients will combine their blood sugar changes and physical condition when they are playing insulin to increase or reduce the injection of several units, which is indeed feasible.
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However, Dr. Yuan Ning reminded that insulin is divided into a variety of dosage forms such as short -acting, long -term, premix, etc. Different dosage forms are very different. For example, short -acting insulin mainly controls postprandial blood sugar, which requires pre -meals. Before going to bed, things involved in this process are relatively complicated. It is not recommended that patients adjust their dosage forms by feeling, and it is best to go to the hospital to let the endocrinologist help adjust.