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We think we just put novolog in the levemir (insulin detemir) bottle we have no more levemir (insulin detemir).... Is the levemir (insulin detemir) ruined it was 10 units..
Novolog is rapid: Acting ; is used to cover sugars that are elevated pre meals, when you mix the two you could get reaction- do not use the mixture you now have. ...Read more
Glycemia:basal=85,post-prandial=70(tremors+dizziness),random=95.Basal insulin=38(normal <27). Why insulin decreases after meals?Insulinoma?diabetes?
Diabetes: See your physician to get a definitive diaganosis ...Read more
I have injected levemir (insulin detemir) insulin instead of novolog insulin by accident what do I do now?
Eye on sugar: Hi. Sooner or later, it happens to most insulin users. It would have been more dangerous had you injected Novolog instead of Levemir (insulin detemir), (insulin detemir) because Novolog hits with a bang, and hypoglycemia risk would be much higher for 6-7 hours. As it is, your risk is much lower for hypoglycemia having taken Levemir (insulin detemir) by accident. It won't cover your meal well at all. Follow your sugars more for next 16-20 hours. ...Read more
Opposite action: Insulin will deliver glucose to the cells of your body and has the potential to cause hypoglycemia. In the presence if hypoglycemia or with fasting, glucagon is the hormone secreted which will stimulate glycogen (stored glucose) conversion to glucose in order to keep body fuel supply going. ...Read more
I'm on metformin, lantus (insulin glargine) n novolog. Can i replace the lantus (insulin glargine) n novolog w byetta to help w weight gain n still get the same sugar control?
Only with supervisio: Please contact your health care professional about making changes in your diabetic therapy. Byetta can be helpful in controlling diabetes, but may not solve your weight gain problem. That should be controlled, under supervision, with diet and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Novorapid (insulin aspart): Novorapid also known as NovoLog (insulin aspart) is a rapid acting short duration synthetic Insulin usuall taken with meals to reduce blood sugars elevations from ingesting food. Other synthetic rapid acting insulins are Insulin lispro (humalog) and Insulin glulisine (apidria). ...Read more
Always works: Taking insulin will always work to lower your blood sugar. It is simply a matter of taking the correct amount. However, if you eat a poor diet that is high in sugars and carbs, you can "out eat" the effect of any medication for diabetes, including insulin. Diet and exercise are still the most important treatments for diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 insulin, proper close titration is necessary to avoid hypoglycemia and wild fluctuations in your sugar levels. Overall, best short acting Insulin on the market at present, and the most physiologic. ...Read more
Great question!: If you figure that one out, you will probably win the nobel prize in medicine. There are easily over 100 different defects in Insulin signaling (how Insulin talks to cells) which have been described in type 2 diabetic patients, ranging from mild to severe. That's one of the reasons why coming up with a cure for this disease is so difficult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood insulin=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?
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. Also- Since you are only 45, if you are not obese, would check with your doctor to see if you might have later onset type 1. ...Read more
Very carefully!: Diabetic patients with severe hypoglycemia can be a challenge because they often won't agree with you what the best course of treatment is. As a rule, aim to give awake/conscious diabetic patients oral glucose (in any form - juice, pop, glucose gel, glucose tablets, candy, etc.). It will be easier to convince them to take that than a shot! save the glucagon injection for unconscious patients. ...Read more
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 for the 32 g size. ...Read more
Her how it works: The g protein-coupled, seven-pass transmembrane molecule present in the parathyroid gland and kidney controls calcium homeostasis by releasing parathyroid hormone (pth). Manipulating calcium-sensing receptor (casr) using small-molecule allosteric modulators can affect PTH secretion. ...Read more
Must treat bulimia : To stop dental damage but while you are working on this there are some steps you can take to help. Rinse with a mixture of water and baking soda to help neutralize the acid after each episode. Use prescription strength Fluoride gel, obtained from your dentist. Eliminate soda and other acidic drinks and foods from your diet. Ultimately you must treat the bulimia to prevent damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer