Insulin Therapy

Insulin therapy is the treatment of diabetes by administration of exogenous insulin.

Insulin is used medically to treat some forms of diabetes mellitus. Patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus depend on external insulin (most commonly injected subcutaneously) for their survival because the hormone is no longer produced internally. Patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus are insulin resistant, have relatively low insulin production, or both; certain patients with Type 2 diabetes may eventually require insulin if other medications fail to control blood glucose levels adequately.

Read more about Insulin Therapy:  Principles, Types, Modes of Administration, Dose Calculation, Abuse, Detection in Biological Fluids, Combination With Other Antidiabetic Drugs, History

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