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dangers of insulin taken orally instead of injected ?
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An_255349 posted:
what would happen if you take novolog/ correction insulin( fast acting) insulin orally instead of injected?
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davedsel2 responded:
I did a Yahoo search using the phrase "dangers of insulin taken orally" and got several hits.

Here is a link to the first article: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_insulin_be_taken_orally

The insulin would have no affect on blood glucose levels because the stomach acids would destroy it.
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mrscora01 responded:
Basically, taking your insulin orally would be like not taking it at all. Your blood sugar would shoot up and you would (probably) eventually wind up in dka depending on what you were eating.

Cora
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008


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