1️⃣ In Type 1 Diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce insulin
2️⃣ In type 2 diabetes, the body does not respond normally to insulin, and over time, the pancreas starts to produce less and less insulin
⭐️ What is insulin?
IN-sulin is a hormone that helps glucose get IN-side cells to be used as energy
⭐️ Counseling Tips:
👉🏻 Educate patients on the symptoms of hypoglycemia (fatigue, hunger, increased anxiety dizziness, palpitations)
👉🏻 Inject the exact dose of insulin subcutaneously into the abdomen (preferred), upper arms, thighs, or buttocks
👉🏻 Rotate injection sites every 1-2 weeks
👉🏻 Monitor blood glucose in frequent intervals (2- 4 times a day) as directed by the doctor.