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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Assume same dose: Hi. I must assume you have been using either Humalog (insulin lispro) or Novolog, and your insurance is forcing the switch. We endocrinologists use al ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mani Bashyam
Specializes in Diabetology
Yes: If you use 70/30 NOVOLOG mix it is better to use NOVOLOG (instead of Apidra (insulin glulisine) ) for sliding scale coverage
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Fast acting insulin: They are both fast acting insulin, with about the same onset of action and duration. Novalog is fine, and it is not worth paying extra for apidra (in ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
NPH: Nph is not a basal insulin, as it doesn't work for longer than 12-16 hours and has a definite peak. I needs to be given twice/day. Glargine is a basal ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
15 years experience in Pharmacology
Rapid acting insulin: Like other Insulin analogs Humalog (insulin lispro) (lispro) is a rapid acting meal time insulin. It can be injected before or immediately after meal. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
HYPOGLYCEMIA: Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is a complication of getting too much of any insulin. Since Lantus (insulin glargine) Insulin is injected you may have ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience in Endocrinology
Many places in world: Novorapid (insulin aspart) is the brand name for Insulin aspart, a rapid-acting Insulin medication, manufactured by novo nordisk. In the United States ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Similar: Humulin and novolin are made by two different companies, but they make similar products, so Humulin R would be similar to novolin r, Humulin N would b ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Lantus (insulin glargine): I am assuming that your insulin injections have been started not long ago. Injections should not cause weight gain but there is a more important issue ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
12 years experience in Anesthesiology
Insulin: It is a long acting Insulin used in Insulin dependent diabetics.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Time to get serious: You have normal glucose tolerance. Your fasting and 2 hr glu is not quite at the level of "impaired". Your insulin levels are on the high side, sugg ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Congratulations: Great move. Well, NovoLog is quicker acting but also quicker getting out of your system. So make sure you eat as soon as you inject. As with any insul ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
27 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Different categories: Novolin is the brand name given to all human insulins made by novo nordisk. Under this brand are specific types of Insulin such as regular, nph, and 7 ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes.: Novorapid (insulin aspart) Insulin has been available in india since april, 2010.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
44 years experience in Endocrinology
Varies: How much a dose of Insulin with drop the blood sugar will depend on both the size of the dose of Insulin and the individual patient's sensitivity to i ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: Depends on your degree of control/resistance and how much of the Insulin you inject. In general, it's a quick acting Insulin and can lower your blood ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
27 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Need more info: Most people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes continue to make insulin for many years. The way to tell this is by measuring a blood level of c-peptide. A ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Any injections can cause discomfort depends on the needle size, fortunately with the pen needles, this is becoming less of a problem. Ask your doctor ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahesh Allam
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diabetes: The four medications work in 4 different mechanisms with the end goal of keeping blood sugar under control. Would suggest taking Glimepiride in morni ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience in Endocrinology
NovoRapid (insulin aspart) is Novolog: Novorapid (insulin aspart) is Insulin aspart, a rapid-acting Insulin analog (this means it's been biochemically engineered to be more rapid acting tha ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: The main danger is low blood sugar when you take too much.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
29 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Need C-peptide test: Since exogenous (injected) insulin will show on a blood test, C-peptide should be measured to assess for endogenous insulin. Proinsulin is made by th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
44 years experience in Endocrinology
Lowers blood sugar: Amaryl (glimepiride) stimulates the pancreas to release insulin, which will cause the blood sugar to fall. This release of Insulin occurs without rel ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chevon Rariy
13 years experience in Endocrinology
First need rx: Would discuss with your local doctor as you would need a prescription for the medications. Your local doctor /pharmacist should be able to point you i ... Read More

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