What is insulin and what are the different types?

What is insulin and what are the different types?

Insulin is a hormone that lowers the level of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood. In people with Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas produces very little or no insulin at all. All patients with Type 1 Diabetes will require insulin. Insulin is given as an injection under the skin.
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Guideline for insulin use

Guideline for insulin use

Unopened Insulin (new) – Keep insulin not in-use in the fridge or in a clay pot buried in wet sand. Insulin in use (already open) – The insulin that you are currently using can be kept at room temperature (in a dark and cool place under 30ºC) for up to 30 days.
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