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Which of the following statements about insulin administration is true?

Which of the following statements about insulin administration is true?

A) Insulin cannot be taken orally because it is destroyed by stomach acids
B) All types of insulin have the same onset, peak, and duration of action
C) Insulin should be injected into muscle for faster absorption
D) Insulin should be administered only when blood glucose levels are very high

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Answer: A) Insulin cannot be taken orally because it is destroyed by stomach acids

Explanation: Insulin is a peptide hormone that must be injected subcutaneously or delivered via insulin pumps because it is broken down by digestive enzymes if taken orally.

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