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Hi my father is a diabetic patient and he has urinary infection my father is taking insulin human mixtard daily two times morning 10 and night 10 before the food is insulin is dangerous to the body my father has lot of body pains please clarify my answer.

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Thanks for the query. Insulin is usually recommended to be taken half an hour before food. Because by the time digestion of food converts it to glucose, insulin is available for action. Insulin does not cause any other side effects. Occasionally if food delayed or if inadequate food is taken, then there is a possibility of glucose level going down (hypoglycemia). If you have any other doubts please come back. Thanks.
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