RE: [IPk] my diabetic son
please dont ever email me again my inbox is receiving 70 mails a day!!!!!!!
>From: "lisa robertson" <email @ redacted>
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>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: RE: [IPk] my diabetic son
>Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 13:04:55 +0000
>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>
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>>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
>>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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