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'I have to be home at 10.00 for my insulin' does this mean they are diabetic type 1? Or could they be referring to a suppliment or something? Just my new mate said it but I didn't ask, hes a jogger and footballer and obssesed with keeping fit and diet etc so I thought maybe its something he takes but doesn't need to lol.
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Yeah, he must have diabetes.
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yeah i thought if you took insulin if you didnt need it it really wouldnt be good for you at all..
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ah ok, don't people with non diabetic hypoglycimia take it.
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maybe they'd take it for hyperglycaemia. (not hypo) But I doubt it.
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My dogs diabetic, and we have to give her insulin at a certain time each day, so I would guess he was diabetic.
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maybe they'd take it for hyperglycaemia. (not hypo) But I doubt it.
Your friend is diabetic. One of my friends has to take an insulin shot at a certain point each day and another one for just after he's eaten if I remember properly.
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Either diabetic or just tired of your company.

Hopefully diabetic though.
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(Original post by saturn)
'I have to be home at 10.00 for my insulin' does this mean they are diabetic type 1? Or could they be referring to a suppliment or something? Just my new mate said it but I didn't ask, hes a jogger and footballer and obssesed with keeping fit and diet etc so I thought maybe its something he takes but doesn't need to lol.
Are you kidding?!! Of course he's diabetic and has to take it! Otherwise he could die!
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He must be newly diagnosed or just fussy! My "10:00" means somewhere around that - its probably a longterm, slowacting one for the next day if its at 10 because if he wasn't going to eat again, he won't need insulin and 10 seems late to be giving the fast acting one. If it is that one then he could bring it with him anyway. Mine spends more time in my bag than anywhere else!
I'm diabetic and if I give the 'fast' insulin that late, even if I eat, then I get hypo during the night and have to get up and eat again.
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Are you kidding?!! Of course he's diabetic and has to take it! Otherwise he could die!
Lol woah that's a bit drastic.

Yeah, he's type 1. Doses need to be taken everyday at roughly the same time (say within the span of an hour) or it can mess up your blood sugar patterns which is a pain.

Good for him that he's that fit. :] He must have great diabetes control.
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one shot with each meal and one at night is called a basil bolus routine. also if he has to take insulin injections he will probably be type 1 because type 2 is generally controllable with just tablets or even diet besides if he is athletic it is unlikely he is type 2
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why not just bring the injection out with him, i knew people who do that
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why not just bring the injection out with him, i knew people who do that
Because it can be pretty invasive. I don't like doing it. I have a thing with injecting in places like public toilets etc. I don't mind it if it's at a friends house but yeah. It's something I need to get over because I want to go travelling!
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Lol woah that's a bit drastic.

Yeah, he's type 1. Doses need to be taken everyday at roughly the same time (say within the span of an hour) or it can mess up your blood sugar patterns which is a pain.

Good for him that he's that fit. :] He must have great diabetes control.
Well no it isn't. I was surprised that the OP is not aware that diabetics must take insulin or they could die. No one takes it as a "supplement." Unless the OP was referring to steroids as he mentioned his friend like to keep fit but I doubt his friend does that.
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No one takes it as a "supplement."
hellooooo?



it is well known for bodybuilders/sport aficionados to inject themselves with insulin, due to it's anabolic properties. eg - http://www.mesomorphosis.com/article...n-anabolic.htm
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(Original post by saturn)
'I have to be home at 10.00 for my insulin' does this mean they are diabetic type 1? Or could they be referring to a suppliment or something? Just my new mate said it but I didn't ask, hes a jogger and footballer and obssesed with keeping fit and diet etc so I thought maybe its something he takes but doesn't need to lol.
Yes.

His diet will probably be quite high in carbs especially if he plays football and is diabetic. Insulin injections are usually given at night as it works slowly during the night (Take me up on this if I'm wrong, something my aunt told me, her daughter is diabetic).
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(Original post by Eubacterium)
Well no it isn't. I was surprised that the OP is not aware that diabetics must take insulin or they could die. No one takes it as a "supplement." Unless the OP was referring to steroids as he mentioned his friend like to keep fit but I doubt his friend does that.
Yeah, diabetics take insulin. Diabetics also breathe and drink water and walk, but that doesn't mean they're the only people to do so. I thought it was a fair question, I wouldn't have had a clue whether anyone other than diabetics took insulin. Would you?

Edit: looking at chewwy's post, I guess not.
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(Original post by Eubacterium)
Well no it isn't. I was surprised that the OP is not aware that diabetics must take insulin or they could die. No one takes it as a "supplement." Unless the OP was referring to steroids as he mentioned his friend like to keep fit but I doubt his friend does that.
No, I meant, it often requires more than missing one dose to just 'die.' Most diabetes related deaths don't just happen suddenly, it's often caused by slipping into a diabetic coma which is mostly caused by diabetic ketoacidosis, which often takes more than a few missed shots.

So if the guy in question didn't go home and take his shot, he wouldn't die. He'd feel pretty lousy, thirsty, tired, but the chance he'd die would probably be like 0.1%. However is he did this again he'd probably slip into ketoacidosis and if left untreated, it can kill.
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(Original post by chewwy)
hellooooo?



it is well known for bodybuilders/sport aficionados to inject themselves with insulin, due to it's anabolic properties. eg - http://www.mesomorphosis.com/article...n-anabolic.htm
Oh sorry I wasn't aware.
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