When replacement insulin is the only option
Replacement insulinIn all cases of type 1 diabetes there is no insulin produced, and in some people with type 2 diabetes there is insufficient insulin production as well as increased resistance to the effects of natural insulin. The only option for these people is to give them replacement insulin.Replacement insulin now comes in a number of different types, with different lengths of action (we will be covering this in greater detail later on this week). This insulin takes the place of the insulin normally made by the pancreas in each person.
The action of both naturally produced and replacement insulin is the same (although with different strengths and time courses).
Did you know? Insulin was first given to someone with type 1 diabetes in 1922. Leonard Thompson was a 14-year old boy in Canada who was close to death at this point. The test was successful, and Leonard recovered, gaining strength and appetite. Research into insulin has come a long way from this initial test, with many different forms of insulin available to provide a more personalised approach to help patients reach their optimal regime.
Our purpose is to transform access to education.
We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.
We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.