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9 Factors That Affect How Insulin Works


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Are you feeling sick?

If you are sick, your blood sugar tends to rise higher than normal.

Also, many people don’t feel hungry when they’re sick and eat less, "so they think they don’t need their insulin," says Tobin. "When you have an illness you may require more insulin."

Be sure to continue taking insulin unless your doctor says otherwise.

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