Jul 13, 2022
In General Discussions
When I got home after seeing the doctor, Mr. Wang told his wife, "The doctor told me to start taking insulin to control my blood sugar." Mrs. Wang exclaimed: "What! I heard that after taking insulin, I will go to kidney dialysis and amputation..." "That's not the case!" Mr. Wang replied, "Teacher Wei said that you should control your blood sugar now, so that you won't get kidney damage or diabetic foot later." "Really?" Mrs. Wang was still hesitant. Hearing the use of insulin injections always makes patients and their families hesitate. What exactly is insulin? Why do we need it? Ask a sugar control expert to explain. The relationship between insulin and blood sugar Dr. Tian Kairen from the photo background removing Endocrinology Department of Chi Mei Hospital said that insulin is an indispensable hormone secreted by the pancreas and its function is to help glucose enter the cells of the body. After we eat and digest, glucose is absorbed from the gut into the bloodstream, which is called "blood sugar". Insulin can cause the body's cells to absorb blood sugar, so that the blood sugar concentration drops, and the glucose becomes the fuel for various organs such as muscles and brain. diabetes-insulin_(2) Photo Credit: Care Online "If the body's insulin is insufficient, or the body's cells are not sensitive to insulin, the blood sugar will remain high," Dr. Tian Kairen reminded everyone: "Excessive blood sugar is equivalent to soaking the organs in sugar water, which will continue to cause various organ damage. damage." Control blood sugar exceeding the standard as soon as possible, do not wait for symptoms to appear Exactly how much blood sugar is called excessive? Dr. Tian Kairen explained that there are several commonly used diagnostic criteria, including fasting blood glucose value exceeding 126 mg/dL, blood glucose value greater than 200 mg/dL two hours after oral glucose test, or blood test for glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) value exceeding 6.5% , is called diabetes.