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Insulin Administration

  • What is Insulin Administration?

    Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreatic cells. It controls the blood glucose (sugar) levels and helps the body cells to convert glucose to energy, or to store it. People with type 1 diabetes suffer from absolute lack of insulin in the body, due to the destruction of the pancreatic cells responsible for insulin secretion.

    To survive, type 1 diabetes patients need daily injection of insulin into the body, a process known as insulin administration. Type 2 diabetes patients might also need insulin, if the body needs more insulin that it can produce.

  • Insulin administration is needed daily if you are a type 1 diabetes patient, in order to control your blood glucose levels. The exact dose of insulin needed is individualised and is calculated by your doctor. If an insulin overdose occurs, the blood sugar concentration can become too low, and can lead to coma and even death.

    Orange juice, table sugar, or any other pure form of sugar is usually given to raise blood glucose level, or glucose is injected into the blood stream if the patient is in a coma. If the insulin dose is not enough, the diabetic patient can go into a coma, just like in an overdose. A test of the blood glucose levels is needed to tell the difference between the 2 types of comas.

    A low blood glucose level means the patient has received an overdose of insulin. If the levels are high, it means they haven’t received enough insulin.

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  • Our Specialists

    There are 15 SpecialistsView All

    • Chia Su-Ynn

      Specialty:
      Endocrinology

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      Clinic:
      The Endocrine Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #15-04
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6733-1636
      Clinic:
      The Endocrine Clinic @ Novena
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #08-55/56/57
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6570 2683
    • Eng Hsi Ko Peter

      Specialty:
      Endocrinology

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      Clinic:
      Peter Eng Endocrine Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #10-07
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6735 1007
    • Fok Chun Kwok Alex

      Specialty:
      Endocrinology

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      Clinic:
      Alex Fok Endocrine Practice
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #07-07
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67346116
    • Gwee Hak Meng

      Specialty:
      Endocrinology

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      Clinic:
      Gwee Endocrine & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #16-05
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6235 9221
    • Ho Su Chin

      Specialty:
      Endocrinology

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      Clinic:
      The Endocrine Clinic @ Novena
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #08-55/56/57
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      65702683
      Clinic:
      The Endocrine Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #15-04
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6733 1636
    • Hwang Lam Hum Peter

      Specialty:
      Endocrinology

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      Clinic:
      Dr. Peter L. H. Hwang
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-28/29
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6397 4721
    • Lee Cheng Marilyn

      Specialty:
      Endocrinology

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      Clinic:
      Marilyn Lee Endocrine And Medical Clinic
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #06-51/52
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6873 3711
    • Loh Keh Chuan

      Specialty:
      Endocrinology

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      Clinic:
      Loh Keh Chuan Diabetes Thyroid &
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #10-05
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6733 3533
    • Ng Choong Meng Alvin

      Specialty:
      Endocrinology

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      Clinic:
      The Endocrine Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #15-04
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6733 1636
      Clinic:
      The Endocrine Clinic @ Novena
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #08-55/56/57
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6570 2683
    • Ng Jen Min Ben

      Specialty:
      Endocrinology

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      Clinic:
      Arden Endocrinology Specialist Clinic Pte Ltd
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #09-45
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6334 2301

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