If you suspect that you are allergic to your insulin, talk to your doctor. Most likely you’re having a reaction to a preservative in the insulin and not the insulin itself, so trying another brand of insulin may relieve your symptoms. In some cases, you may need to take an oral antihistamine or have a steroid added to your insulin injection.
- Q How do I calculate my insulin dose before a meal to manage my diabetes?
- Q What should I consider when traveling with insulin?
- Q Why did insulin leak from my diabetic injection site?
- Q What is the standard insulin routine for people with type 2 diabetes?
- Q Who can benefit from intensive diabetes management?
- Q What are the side effects of insulin injection (regular or fast-acting)?