Insulin is a hormone produced by pancreas whose role is to ensure that blood glucose values are maintained in the range of 70mg/dl- 140mg/dl. Insulin ensures that the excess glucose in the blood is stored in liver, muscle and fat tissues of our body. Diabetes occur whenever there is a deficiency in insulin production in the body or insulin produced is not able to work properly often known as insulin resistance. This results in a high blood sugar level. People experience following symptoms:
- Increased hunger
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Pain in calf muscles
- Tiredness and restlessness
Swati’s expertise include:
Insulin initiation– a method which help you commence on insulin once indicated by your doctor. She also assists you in managing blood sugars effectively through insulin in the initial and later stages. We teach you correct injecting techniques, storage of insulin, dosage correction and appropriate glucose monitoring in the initial or later stages.
Insulin to Carbohydrate ratio– How much insulin to take for how much food we are eating can be very tricky. You could be out and about visiting your family or friends or travelling to an unknown destination, you aren’t aware of carbohydrate content of your food, you may find yourself in a conflicting situation. Swati will work out your Insulin to carbohydrate ratio and your insulin sensitivity factor. Every individual works differently with insulin and food. This technique will help you inject correct dosage of insulin for your meal closely. It may sound overwhelming reading it but it is simple and easy.
Insulin pump– Insulin pump is a revolutionary device for Type 1 Diabetes. But what are the complications of using it? And how to do it safely? You can knock on our door or book an appointment now to find out more about insulin pumps.