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Generic Name: INSULIN ASPART PROTAMINE/INSULIN ASPART -
INJECTION Pronounced: (IN-sue-lin AS-part PRO-tah-meen/ IN-sue-lin AS-part) Insulin Asp Prt-Insulin Aspart SubQ Uses
Insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart is used along with
a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar. It is used in
people with type 1 (insulin-dependent) or type 2 (non-insulin-dependent)
diabetes. This product is a combination of two man-made insulins:
intermediate-acting insulin aspart protamine and rapid-acting insulin aspart.
This combination starts working faster and lasts for a longer time than regular
Insulin is a natural substance that allows the body to
properly use sugar from the diet. It replaces the insulin that your body no
longer produces, thereby lowering your blood sugar. Controlling high blood
sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs,
and sexual function problems. Proper control of dia...
How much weight can I lose by not taking my insulin and how long will it take?
By not taking insulin in order to lose weight means you will be practicing an eating disorder known as "diabulimia." You will lose weight, but you will also permanently damage your eyes, kidneys, fingers, toes, liver and overall circulatory system as a result of dangerously high blood sugars.
Essentially, you will be in an almost catatonic state, risking real death, in order to TEMPORARILY LOSE WEIGHT.
After you lose the weight through diabulimia you'll have two choices:
-start taking your insulin again and gain the weight back because your body will try to recover from all of the damage you just did to it.
-be hospitalized with serious DKA, or wind up in a coma, or die.
Diabulimia is not a joke.
Look at these articles:
Diabulimia to lose weight -My Story
Is Diabulmia really that bad for me?
Losing weight with diabetes
What am I supposed to eat?
Someone posted the exact same long-winded rant about diabetes companies and stem cell research at several other blogs (not this one!). Although the author has some good points, others are purely misinformation. I just can't avoid commenting on one: he/she has the perverse notion that insulin "does not prevent the catastrophic side effects" of diabetes. There is plenty of information that insulin can indeed prevent catastrophic side effects. The most obvious example is DKA: without insulin, diabetic ketoacidosis is the most catastrophic side effect of all, routinely resulting in death. Appropriate instructions to patients with T1DM to never withhold insulin therapy, even when sick and vomiting, has resulted in a dramatic decrease in this complication. The DCCT , published way back in 1993, showed that tight control of blood sugar (with insulin, meal planning, exercise, and frequent BG testing) in people with T1DM resulted in an overwhelming difference in the chan...
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