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Does anyone use novolin 70/30 insulin?

Does anyone use novolin 70/30 insulin?

Yes: Humulin and novolin (insulin) 70/30 can be used by people with diabetes who are on fixed schedules of eating and exercise who find newer Insulin analog combos too expensive. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Are novolog 70/30 and novolin 70/30 insulin that same?

Are novolog 70/30 and novolin 70/30 insulin that same?

Novolog is faster: The '70' portion of both is same, but the '30' portion of NovoLog has faster onset of action <15 min vs about 30 min for novolin (insulin). Otherwise, unit for unit they are about same. The NovoLog thus can be used right before meal, novolin (insulin) should be about 15-30 min before meal. So just timing is different. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do you have to mix insulin before use my mom is diabetic and she wants to why she has rub the 70/30 insulin between her hands before she uses

Why do you have to mix insulin before use my mom is diabetic and she wants to why she has rub the 70/30 insulin between her hands before she uses

Many : Many types of Insulin do not need any mixing, rubbing. Those insulins that are cloudy are mixtures or suspensions that don't work well if not gently mixed. In my view, these are inferior insulins that do not match your body's normal Insulin production. These mixtures tend to make you need to eat for the Insulin so as to avoid getting a low sugar. The better insulins also do not require mixing or rubbing. The main downside of these other "clear" insulins is that they cost more. Otherwise, they are superior in many ways. See the link below. ...Read more

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What is the difference between novolog 70/30 and novolin (insulin)?

What is the difference between novolog 70/30 and novolin (insulin)?

Big difference: Novolin has become synonimus with nph novolin insulin, though novolin is just a brand name, you also have novolin regular Insulin or novolin-r, so you have to be careful. Novolog 70 /30 is a combination of 70% nph and 30% NovoLog (fast acting insulin) therefore the action of both insulins is very different. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between novolog 70/30 and novolin (insulin)?

What is the main difference between novolog 70/30 and novolin (insulin)?

Novolog is faster: The '70' portion of both is same, but the '30' portion of NovoLog has faster onset of action <15 min vs about 30 min for novolin (insulin). Otherwise, unit for unit they are about same. The NovoLog thus can be used right before meal, novolin (insulin) should be about 15-30 min before meal. So just timing is different. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I use (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30+syringes) instead of (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30 penfill + novolin (insulin) pen) since I have no prescription to buy the penfill? Thanks!

Can I use (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30+syringes) instead of (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30 penfill + novolin (insulin) pen) since I have no prescription to buy the penfill? Thanks!

Sure: Just talk to your doc to make the switch to insulins and have them teach you to draw them up. They can send you to a diabetic educator for the teaching. ...Read more

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How long after injecting novolin (insulin) 70/30 does it take to peak?

How long after injecting novolin (insulin) 70/30 does it take to peak?

Novolin (insulin) 70/30: Novolin 70/30 have both short acting regular Insulin and long acting nph insulin. Starts its action in 30 min and peaks at 2-4 hours. ...Read more

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What's the difference between novolin insulin 70/30 and humilin insulin70/30?

What's the difference between novolin insulin 70/30 and humilin insulin70/30?

Novolog is faster: The '70' portion of both is same, but the '30' portion of NovoLog has faster onset of action <15 min vs about 30 min for novolin (insulin)/humulin. Otherwise, unit for unit they are about same. The NovoLog thus can be used right before meal, novolin (insulin) should be about 15-30 min before meal. So just timing is different. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more