Insulin Research Paper

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There are many different kinds of insulin. The kind you may need depends on your activity, eating habits, and how your body responds to insulin. The doctor or nurse will work with you to match your needs with the kind of insulin that might work well for you. There are two kinds of insulin that can control blood sugar all through the day. They are intermediate-acting and long-acting insulin. Both kinds give a constant, low level of insulin all through the day. Usually this means one or two shots a day. Intermediate acting are Humulin and Novlin. Insulin detemir are Levemer and Lantis is Insulin glargine. Intravenous is a form of insulin and is reserved for people who have dangerously high blood sugar levels and are at risk for or already have diabetic ketoacidosis. Usually, these people have type I diabetes. Intravenous insulin is used only in the hospital, and is commonly referred to as an insulin "drip." Insulin resistance (IR) is a condition in which the cells of the body become resistant to the effects of insulin, that is, the normal response to a given amount of insulin is reduced. As a result, higher levels of insulin are needed in order for insulin to have its effects. The resistance is seen with both the body's own insulin which is also known as endogenous and if insulin is given through injection exogenes. Several of the leading factors are probably causes of insulin resistance and there is thought to be a strong genetic factor an inherited component. Some