Lilly Insulin is a brand of insulin produced by Eli Lilly and Company, a pharmaceutical company. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood, and it is used to treat diabetes. People with diabetes may need to use insulin injections to help control their blood sugar levels.
Lilly Insulin products include:
- Rapid-acting insulin analogs such as Humalog, which starts working quickly and lasts for a short period of time.
- Long-acting insulin analogs such as Lantus and Basaglar, which start working slowly and last for a longer period of time.
Lilly also offers combination products such as Humalog Mix 75/25 and Humalog Junior KwikPen which are a mixture of rapid-acting and long-acting insulin.
It’s important to note that the choice of insulin and the way of using it should be determined by a healthcare professional based on individual needs and after evaluating the blood sugar level, medical history and other factors.
Why we take Insulin in Diabetes?
People with diabetes take insulin to help regulate their blood sugar levels. In a healthy individual, the pancreas produces insulin which helps to move glucose from the bloodstream into the cells, where it is used for energy. However, in people with diabetes, the body is unable to properly use insulin, leading to high blood sugar levels.
There are two main types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. In Type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. As a result, people with Type 1 diabetes do not produce enough insulin and must take insulin injections to survive.
In Type 2 diabetes, the body becomes resistant to insulin and the pancreas may not produce enough insulin to keep up with the body’s needs. People with Type 2 diabetes may initially be able to manage their blood sugar levels through lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, but some may require oral medications or insulin injections to help control their blood sugar levels.
In gestational diabetes, the body may not produce enough insulin to keep up with the needs during pregnancy, therefore, insulin may be needed in addition to changes in diet and exercise.
Overall, taking insulin helps people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels, which can prevent serious complications such as heart disease, nerve damage, and kidney damage.