Basolog 100iu Injection contains insulin which belongs to a class of Insulins and analogues (synthetic human hormones). It is usually administered to control blood sugar levels and prevent further complications of high blood sugar levels. You may experience some side effects that include your blood sugar levels dropping too low along with pain at the injection site. Signs of low blood sugar levels is sweating, dizziness, mental confusion, blurred vision, tremors, and light-headedness. This being an injectable needs to be injected in dosage as recommended by the doctor. It is recommended to regularly check your blood sugar levels to avoid a drop in blood sugar levels. Please consult your doctor before the use of Insulin....
Q: What food items I should avoid, as I'm a diabetic?
Avoid maida, white bread, noodles, corn flakes, poori, biryani, naan, fried rice, etc.
Avoid custard apple, mango, jack fruit, fruit salads with ice cream, fruit-based desserts.
Avoid cheese, milkshakes, ice creams.
Try to avoid pork, beef, soft drinks, sugarcane juice, sweetened health drinks and beverages.
Q: Can I stop taking Basolog 100iu Injection if I am feeling uncomfortable after taking this medicine?
A: No, you can not stop taking your insulin without speaking with a doctor. It may lead to high blood sugar levels and may worsen your disease condition and land you in complications. In case of side effects or discomfort, talk to your doctor. You may need a dose adjustment.
Q: Why should I always change the site for taking this injection?
A: Taking injection at the same site may lead to a lump formation, local irritation and itching. Thus it is advisable not to take injections at the same site or maintain a gap of at least one day.
Q: What other lifestyle modifications I need to consider to manage diabetes?
Diet should include chapatis, multigrain bread, puffed rice with vegetables, sprouts, roasted grams, plain cooked daal, soups, steamed vegetables, cooked vegetables with less oil, Jamun, orange, guava, apple, watermelon, papaya, cow’s milk, curd, thin buttermilk, fish (grilled, baked or steamed), peanuts, cashew nuts and walnuts (handful)...
Limit sugar intake
A brisk walk daily for 30 minutes
Monitor your blood glucose regularly
Take your anti-diabetic medication on time
Q: I develop low blood sugar levels often, what could be the possible reasons?
Risk factors for developing low blood glucose levels include taking too much insulin, not taking adequate meals or missing meals, too much alcohol consumption, fever and too much exercise.
Some medicines, when used with insulin can result in such episodes as other diabetes medicine glimepiride, medicines used for fever and pain (salicylates), ramipril, etc.
Report to your doctor about these episodes. You may need a dose of adjustment.
Q: What is Hypoglycaemia?
A: Hypoglycaemia is a condition of low blood sugar levels. This is typically characterised by symptoms like light-headedness, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, tremors, shakiness, and sweating. If the condition is severe it is recommended to visit your nearest doctor or hospital immediately. Always carry a sugar candy along with you to balance your sugar levels.
Q: Why is Insulin preferred as Injectable?
A: Insulin is a protein in nature which if taken orally will be denatured by the digestive juices in the stomach. Thus, to make insulin effective it is available in the form of injectable.
Q: When should I take the Basalog injection?
A: Basalog injection is human insulin with a gradual and long duration of action. It can be taken at any time of the day, but try to take it at the same time each day for optimum results.
Q: Is Basalog long-acting insulin?
A: Yes, Basalog is a long-acting insulin. It contains insulin glargine which is a modified form of insulin, very similar to human insulin.