Living Healthy With Diabetes

9 Factors That Affect How Insulin Works

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How much did you inject?

It’s not uncommon for a doctor to make small changes in insulin to find the dose that works best. Your age, weight, eating patterns, activity, and overall health can all affect the amount you need.

If you take too much you can risk hypoglycemia (when blood sugar is dangerously low) while too little means blood sugar will be too high.

Pricking your finger and testing the blood with a glucose monitor can help you figure out if you're taking the right amount.

Next: Where did you inject it?

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