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Should I monitor my blood sugar when taking Humulin?

You should regularly monitor your blood sugar when taking Humulin, which is a synthetic form of insulin that helps people with diabetes control their blood sugar. Having very high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) or very low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) means your diabetes isn’t being properly controlled. Your prescription may need to be adjusted.

Certain things can affect your blood sugar level. These include stress, illness, exercising less than usual or eating more than usual. Symptoms of high blood sugar include increased thirst, increased urination and high levels of sugar in the urine. Symptoms of dangerously low blood sugar include confusion, loss of consciousness and seizures. If left untreated, hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia can lead to coma or death.

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