Why is my insulin not working properly?

One of the reasons for the insulin not working properly is choosing the same site again and again. You can take your insulin shot in several areas of the body. The areas include the abdomen, back of the upper arm, thighs, waist, or buttocks. But choosing the same site over and over is not a good idea.

Is insulin bad for health? Insulin is a hormone that helps control the supply of nutrients to cells throughout your body. Though it is commonly known that lack of insulin leads to type 1 diabetes, an excess of insulin also leads to potentially severe health problems.

Is insulin good or bad? PERSPECTIVES FROM THE WEB

INSULIN IS BAD AND GOOD. You need insulin to keep you from becoming diabetic, but high blood levels of insulin cause obesity, heart attacks and high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Your blood sugar level usually stays at below 115. When you eat, food is absorbed into your bloodstream, causing your blood sugar level to rise.


From my perspective, insulin is a great tool in the diabetes treatment arsenal. And it seems that if other medications have not produced good blood sugar control, insulin injections (while not as convenient or easy) can provide excellent control for all people with diabetes.

diabeticconnect.comWhy does insulin stop working?Why does insulin stop working? Elevated inflammatory molecules in your tissues will cause the insulin receptors to stop working properly and become inactive. Your body depends on insulin unlocking the cell to allow sugar to enter. If the insulin has nowhere to dock on the cells, the sugar can’t get in.

Can insulin stop working? Absolutely! But only for those with type 2 diabetes. Often weight reduction and /or exercise can allow insulin to be stopped. Also, if any of the temporary situations listed above resolve, insulin might be stopped.

What are the risks of insulin?

What are the risks of insulin? There are other risks with taking insulin. For example, the injections can be uncomfortable. Insulin can also potentially cause weight gain or, rarely, infection at the injection site.

Can you produce too much insulin? Producing Too Much Insulin. Excess insulin production occurs when your cells become insensitive to insulin. Think of it this way: insulin knocks on the door of your cells to tell them to let glucose in, but the cells don’t answer the door in a timely manner.

How much insulin is too much? This can be a hint that someone may be on too much premeal or basal insulin. Morning blood sugar goals should be between 80 and 130 mg/dL . Many times, people experience hypoglycemia more often at nighttime because their insulin sensitivity is very high.

How does insulin affect the body? Insulin is a hormone made by one of the body’s organs called the pancreas. Insulin helps your body turn blood sugar (glucose) into energy. It also helps your body store it in your muscles, fat cells, and liver to use later, when your body needs it.