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Side-Effects of Insulin

  • Mark W. J. Strachan
  • Brian M. Frier
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Abstract

The most common side effect of insulin therapy is hypoglycemia (low blood glucose), which is potentially serious and can be life-threatening; other complications of insulin therapy include weight gain, injection site abnormalities, and, rarely, insulin allergy.

Keywords

Glycemic Control Insulin Therapy Severe Hypoglycemia Insulin Detemir Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark W. J. Strachan
    • 1
  • Brian M. Frier
    • 2
  1. 1.Metabolic UnitWestern General HospitalEdinburghUK
  2. 2.BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science The Queen’s Medical InstituteUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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