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What side effects does insulin cause?

The most common side effect of insulin is hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). Hypoglycemia can come on suddenly, making you feel shaky, sweaty, weak, cranky, hungry, or dizzy. Be sure that you and your family know these symptoms. They're your signal to take in some quick-acting sugar. Good sources are a half-cup of fruit juice or regular soda or a heaping tablespoon of sugar. To help avoid this side effect, monitor your blood glucose regularly. This will allow you to take action if your blood glucose begins to fall too low.

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