A 45-year-old member asked:
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What to do if i must shift to apidra (insulin glulisine) insulin what is your idea?

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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 all 3 rapid meal insulins Humalog (insulin lispro), Novolog, & Apidra) interchangeably. I recommend a unit:unit equivalence. Of course you always fine tune your insulin dosing based on frequent BG monitoring (or hopefully a CGM). Good luck!
Answered on Jul 13, 2014

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