Thursday, 19 April 2012

Diabetes and Insulin

Patients on chemotherapy seem to have a real problem controlling their blood sugar levels. Most times it is due to the fact that we give steroids pre-chemo and post-chemotherapy to prevent allergic reactions and nausea. Diet control and even Tablet based therapies may not work optimally.

Insulin for a short time might be the way to go. It is worth exploring the option with your GP or specialist. If people are getting 4 - 6 cycles of chemotherapy, short course of Insulin is all that maybe required.

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