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 Are fewer daily shots of insulin needed with premixed insulin?
- Q Does intensive diabetes control affect cardiovascular complications?
- Q Why is it a good idea to store the insulin I am using at room temperature?
- Q Can intensive diabetes management reverse complications?
- Q How is basal insulin used to treat diabetes?
- Q What can I do if I have trouble mixing insulin?