Not Taking Medication as Prescribed
Diabetes management requires medication. This should be a no-brainer. The pancreas can’t metabolize sugar properly and the liver releases too much sugar that wasn’t processed. Despite this, many patients with diabetes fail to take their prescribed medications according to their prescriptions. Quick-acting insulin – Humalog – does its job in 15 minutes, but diabetics tend to take too much in an effort to lower blood sugar quicker. Consequently, blood sugar levels can become poorly managed, and the risk of complications may be increased as a result. It’s best to balance your meals and take a small amount of insulin at first, you can always take more later.