An insulin testis a blood test that measures the amount of insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar.
Blood is drawn from a vein on the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The puncture site is cleaned with antiseptic, and an elastic band is placed around the upper arm to apply pressure and restrict blood flow through the vein. This causes veins below the band to fill with blood.
A needle is inserted into the vein, and the blood is...Read more
A while back, I received a question about someone with diabetes who had blood glucose levels that were bouncing all over, from the 60s to... Read more »
Today I write about practical matters: the association of pain with multiple daily injections, especially in young children, toddlers, and... Read more »
Definitely, yes, if you understand which insulin to change, and the effects of meals and exercise. In fact, adjusting insulin doses is... Read more »
About 10 years ago, the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK) was developed and validated. It is a scale used to measure fear of movement or reinjury... Read more »
A questionnaire for grading pain, the chronic pain grade questionnaire (CPG), was established several years ago before the publication of the World... Read more »