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 When is insulin needed to treat type 2 diabetes?
- Q What should I know about insulin before taking it?
- Q What is the standard insulin routine for people with type 1 diabetes?
- Q Do I need to take insulin if I have type 2 diabetes?
- Q Does my injection site affect how quickly insulin is absorbed?
- Q What side effects does insulin cause?