You’ll be referred for insulin therapy if you have medical conditions like diabetes and its acute complications, and high blood potassium levels. Some people fear insulin therapy because of the myths associated with it, one of which is a painful process. But as providers of home care in California, we can attest that this therapy will give you little to no pain.
Hereunder are tips for successful insulin therapy:
- Meet with your healthcare provider. Imperial Home Health, your provider of home health care in Victorville, California, offers insulin therapy as part of our home care services. This way, you can receive insulin treatment in a familiar and comfortable environment. Before the therapy, you can meet us for a consultation so that you’ll know the relevance of insulin therapy and the method appropriate for your needs. Moreover, you’ll have an opportunity to address your concerns and questions.
- Know the symptoms of Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia. Hyperglycemia is a condition of having excessive amounts of glucose in the blood plasma. Its symptoms include increased thirst and urination, breathing problems, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. The latter, on the other hand, is characterized by feeling cold and shaky, dizziness, nausea, palpitations, hunger, irritability, and confusion. This happens when there’s too much insulin in the bloodstream. If you experience these symptoms simultaneously, contact your doctor immediately because they might need to adjust your insulin levels.
- Proper storage and administration. Insulin is stored at room temperature. Its administration depends on the insulin method you’re recommended. However, if you’re using a syringe, insulin is injected into the fat just underneath the skin of your stomach, thigh, buttocks, or upper arm, not the muscle.
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