RE: [IPk] my diabetic son
will need to read thru this lot quite a few times to take it all in! lol!
this is where i will need 2 concentrate very hard!
>From: "Jackie Jacombs" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: RE: [IPk] my diabetic son
>Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 12:39:09 +0100
>No, its not like longer- acting insulin in the body, which is injected
>subcutaneously and contains substances to slow down the insulin action.
> insulin the body produces doesn't "hang around" it's released directly
>blood stream. Think of the body's own insulin as being like "short, very
>acting insulin". The action of NPH insulin (one of the older longer
> insulins) is prolonged by the addition of protamine obtained from the
>semen of river trout. NPH is found in Insulatard and Mixtards type
>So the body's own insulin, when its produced, has an immediate effect. In
>early stages of diabetes the pancreas may not produce enough insulin, or
>not quick enough. This results in raised blood sugar levels immediately
>meals. In some people, in the very early honeymoon stage, their blood
>may only be raised post meals and shortly afterwards return to normal
> The pancreas can still produce enough insulin even when a high percentage
>beta cells are damaged. Unfortunately sooner or later, as the destructive
>process continues, the beta cells will no longer be able to make enough
>to cope and the blood sugars will become higher and higher. It is
>especially with children that are developing diabetes, that an illness
>higher blood sugars than usual, illness, even mild colds can mean that the
>has a big increase in insulin needs. So frequently children are diagnosed
> diabetes after the onset of a illness. Once the illness is over then the
>insulin needs would reduce and the body may even be able to still make
> insulin to prevent higher blood sugar levels for quite sometime. In the
> result is the same. The beta cells are destroyed but sometimes this
>take place over years but usually the honeymoon period is around 6 months
> year. The older the child is at diagnosis the longer the honeymoon is
>You may find these links helpful to understand how the body works when the
>pancreas is working correctly
>The Beta Cell and First-Phase Insulin Secretion
>Jackie Mum of Sasha
> > hiya jackie,
> > can u tell me more about delays in the first phase insulin response? is
> > where pools of long-acting insulin can gather then work at a l8r time?
> > lisa x
> > contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
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