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Insulin

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8.5  Effectiveness
4.8  Side Effects
6.7  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 6 Insulin side effects and 3 Insulin benefits.

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Famous People with Diabetes
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Halle Berry

In 1989 Halle was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

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Randy Jackson

In 2001, weighing in at 355 lbs., Randy Jackson was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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Nick Jonas

Wildly popular singer-songwriter, drummer and guitarist Nick Jonas, of Jonas Brothers fame, has figured out how to manage his type 1 diabetes.

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Edward James Olmos

The star of Miami Vice and Battlestar Gallactica is notable for NOT having diabetes—despite a strong genetic predisposition.

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Brittany Murphy

Thirty-two year old actress dies from cardiac arrest. She had type 2 diabetes and a thyroid condition, and it has been rumored that she also had a drug problem.

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Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels, frontman for glam metal band Poison,has had to learn how to manage his Type I diabetes during the insanity of touring.

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Effectiveness of Insulin by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Insulin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 8.3% 58.3% 33.3% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 16.7% 66.7% 16.7% 0%
Breathing 0% 9.1% 81.8% 9.1% 0%
Confidence 0% 18.2% 81.8% 0% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 8.3% 75% 8.3% 8.3%
Digestion 0% 0% 66.7% 33.3% 0%
Emotional Well-being 9.1% 9.1% 63.6% 9.1% 9.1%
Energy 0% 16.7% 58.3% 16.7% 8.3%
Eyesight 0% 16.7% 66.7% 0% 16.7%
Memory 0% 8.3% 83.3% 8.3% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 18.2% 81.8% 0% 0%
Pain 0% 9.1% 90.9% 0% 0%
Patience 0% 36.4% 54.5% 9.1% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 9.1% 90.9% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 90.9% 0% 9.1%
Sleep 0% 18.2% 81.8% 0% 0%
Stress Level 0% 18.2% 72.7% 9.1% 0%
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Commonly Reported Insulin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Bloating 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 63.6% 27.3% 9.1% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 81.8% 9.1% 0% 9.1% 0%
Fatigue 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Flu-Like Symptoms 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Gas 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 81.8% 9.1% 0% 9.1% 0%
Itching 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Low Blood Sugar 40% 40% 20% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 90% 0% 0% 10% 0%
Nausea 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Insulin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anemia 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 66.7% 22.2% 0% 11.1% 0%
Discolored Urine 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 44.4% 33.3% 0% 22.2% 0%
Fatigue 88.9% 0% 0% 11.1% 0%
Indigestion 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Low Blood Sugar 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Swelling 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Vomiting 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Insulin
Since taking Insulin Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 7.7%
Hospitalization 15.4%
Seizure 23.1%
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User Comments about Insulin
03 Aug 2010 I wish there was an easier way to take the insulin but I just have to do what I have to do. I hope they can cure diabetes someday.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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04 Aug 2010 Hi there, I am an intern for RateaDrug.com. Measuring blood sugar and delivering insulin in a way that's safe, effective, and painless is something that the medical community is continually thriving for. For instance, there are insulin pens, pumps, and pills that you can use to manage your blood sugar level. Other ground breaking methods of insulin delivery include insulin inhalers, which have been recently approved by the FDA. If you need more information about what kind of options that may have available to you, speak with your physician. You can also keep up-to-date with breakthroughs by following the blog of interns here, visiting the FDA website, or looking up professional societies, like the American Diabetes Association. Thank you for your comment and hang in there!
   —Posted by Simone
24 Jul 2010 Insulin injections a really effective for my diabetes. But if I overtake it, for example when I skip one dose and I have to take the double the next time, it makes me feel extremely weak. I usually experience the side effects when I miss injections Once I almost entered into a coma, but I rushed for some sweet drinks and juice. When I experience limb pain, it is usually a sign for me that my blood sugar is elevated, and at those times i take an extra- injection. But the drug is efficient overall, just have to take it properly and on time.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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24 Jul 2010 I guess the insulin injections lower my blood sugar, it is just satisfying enough. The thing is that I have to take it everyday, and injections, I don't really like it!
   —Posted by Anonymous
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28 Jun 2010 I got Diabetes when I was 7 years old. I used to inject Insulin until I was 13, then I started using a pump to inject my Insulin when I needed it. It isn't something I recommend because it is how I live.
   —Posted by William
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14 Jun 2009 i just wish that in the future that they would have more treatments for type 1 diabetics, because it is not fair that more treatments and funding are for type 2 diabetics. i know more people have this form of diabetes but people who suffere from type 1 or the other types of diabetes do not have lots of medicine and that treatments that exist for them.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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