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Old 10-22-2018, 00:24   #1
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Question Bi-polar and insulin.

Can a person with bad bi-polar take fast insulin? Can too much insulin cause death? I take care of a woman that has bi-polar and other mental problems that is taking meds for her Diabetes but they are starting not too work. She take now 2000 mgs of Metformin‎ a day.

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This is my personal opinion.... if a person doesn't have the mental capability to monitor blood sugar and calculate insulin needs for food intake, then they should have someone else do that task. Bi-polar would, IMO, cause problems - in the manic state wouldn't think they need the insulin, and in the depressive state would not have the desire to do so.

This is something that her doctor needs to address.

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This is my personal opinion.... if a person doesn't have the mental capability to monitor blood sugar and calculate insulin needs for food intake, then they should have someone else do that task. Bi-polar would, IMO, cause problems - in the manic state wouldn't think they need the insulin, and in the depressive state would not have the desire to do so.

This is something that her doctor needs to address.
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