The Dangers Of Long-term Insulin Injection?
Bismillah ,, my doctor wanted to ask my mother with type 2 diabetes, the doctor advised to inject insulin 3 times a day. Is insulin injection dangerous if used in the long run?
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Insulin is a hormone that is basically normally present in the body which is produced by pancreatic organs, where this hormone functions to regulate blood sugar levels in the body so that it is always at normal levels.
Insulin therapy recommended for people with type 2 diabetes generally aims to prevent the death of pancreatic cells that produce the natural insulin hormone in the body and to help keep blood sugar levels in the body more stable than other diabetes drugs.
Although this drug has a very good effect for diabetics, please also note that there are some risks that can arise from long-term use of insulin, such as:
Higher risk of severe blood sugar deficiency Increase in body weight Increased risk of developing pancreatic, liver, bile, colon and breast cancer, but on this matter is still being investigated until now Skin changes in areas that often get injections Due to basically all drugs have advantages as well as their side effects, so it is advisable to consult further with your mother's doctor about this treatment if you are still in doubt, including whether the benefits of this therapy outweigh the disadvantages to your mother's condition .
I hope this helps.