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Changing insulin from humalog (insulin lispro) to novolog - any effect?

Changing insulin from humalog (insulin lispro) to novolog - any effect?

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

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Does novorapid and lantus (insulin glargine) work well for diabetes?

Does novorapid and lantus (insulin glargine) work well for diabetes?

Yes: These are two very good Insulin frequently used in the treatment of both type of diabetes. ...Read more

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Can blood sugar for type i diabetic (age43), onset 3 years ago, be controlled with minimum lantus (insulin glargine) and strict diet of protein, vegetable and fruit?

Can blood sugar for type i diabetic (age43), onset 3 years ago, be controlled with minimum lantus (insulin glargine) and strict diet of protein, vegetable and fruit?

No: If you are truly a type 1 diabetic, then the main treatment for you is insulin. Avoiding Insulin in a type 1 is just going to make you sicker. Lifestyle changes can decrease the amount of Insulin needed to keep your blood sugar normal but you do need to consume adequate amount of calories. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce blood sugar?

How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce blood sugar?

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 sugar very fast. ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetic actively exercising & healthy eating looking for right lantus (insulin glargine) dose.

Type 1 diabetic actively exercising & healthy eating  looking for right lantus (insulin glargine) dose.

See endocrinologist: The best way for your doctor to determine your optimal insulin doses is for you to check your sugars before each meal and at bedtime. Write them down and take them to see your endocrinologist. Most type 1 diabetics need an endocrinologist for optimal management, though some primary care doctors are also very good at managing diabetes. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic take novolin (insulin) r and novolin (insulin) n?

Can a diabetic take novolin (insulin) r and novolin (insulin) n?

Yes...: Yes, novolin R is a short acting insulin while novolin N is an intermediate acting insulin - so they can be used together. While these can be purchased over the counter in most states you should still be seeing a provider to discuss insulin needs. You should not start any insulin without the recommendation by a doctor who knows your history. Insulin overdoses can kill! ...Read more

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Insulin pen or insulin pump which is better?

Insulin pen or insulin pump which is better?

Depends on you: Taking Insulin by injection or by pump are both good options. There are very many well-controlled people with diabetes who do each. The primary question is which of the two ways of delivering Insulin will work best for you. People like using Insulin pumps because it simplifies the math associated with accurate testing and because it offers more flexibility in hour by hour and day by day dosing. People like injections because they are simpler and do not require being tethered to a device all the time. ...Read more

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Novorapid and lantus (insulin glargine) solostar insulin availability. Where can I get some?

Novorapid and lantus (insulin glargine) solostar insulin availability. Where can I get some?

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 in the right direction and discuss co-payment / costs of the medications given your insurance status, etc ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes and take novalog and lantus (insulin glargine). Do these insulins actually cause weight gain?

I have type 2 diabetes and take novalog and lantus (insulin glargine). Do these insulins actually cause weight gain?

Weight gain: Yes, weight gain can occur with Insulin therapy, including Lantus (insulin glargine) and novalog, and has been attributed to the anabolic effects of Insulin and the decrease in glucosuria. ...Read more

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How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce sugar?

How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce sugar?

It depends: How much a given dose of Insulin lowers the blood sugar depends on the individual's sensitivity to Insulin and can vary a great deal. ...Read more

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My glucose level high in spite of 60 u of lantus (insulin glargine) insulin 60u of novo rapid insulin 2000mg of metformin?

My glucose level  high in spite  of 60 u of lantus (insulin glargine) insulin 60u of novo rapid  insulin  2000mg of metformin?

Reevaluate: You might need another agent and work with your dietician to formulate a doable eating plan as well as see your exercise specialist to develop a program for you. Also make sure the areas that you are injecting do not have scars, knots... ...Read more

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How do glimepiride, metformine, lantus (insulin glargine) and byetta work together?

How do glimepiride, metformine, lantus (insulin glargine) and byetta work together?

Diabetes: The four medications work in 4 different mechanisms with the end goal of keeping blood sugar under control. Would suggest taking Glimepiride in mornings, metformin & Byetta before meals & Lantus (insulin glargine) at bedtime. Goal fasting blood sugar of 100 & hba1c of 6.5 good luck. ...Read more

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How dose amaryl (glimepiride) affect blood sugar, insulin?

How dose amaryl (glimepiride) affect blood sugar, insulin?

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 relation to whether one has eaten, so if one goes a long period without eating, the blood sugar can become abnormally low. ...Read more

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Could there be a reason to take lantus (insulin glargine) insulin with food?

Could there be a reason to take lantus (insulin glargine) insulin with food?

No: Lantus (insulin glargine) is a basal insulin. It doesn't do anything for about 4 hours and then is level for about 24 hours. It should be taken at the same time every day, and you don't want to take food at the same time unless you also are taking an injection of quick acting insulin, such as before a meal. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic insulin pump with the new attachable 24-7 glucose monitor more convenient than traditional insulin pumps?

Yes, and better: The continuous glucose monitoring systems represent a tremendous advance in the ability for Insulin controlled diabetics. Although they still need to check a few times a day to calibrate the meter, the continuous monitoring allows the system to anticipate trends, such as falling glucose levels and adjust the pump rate accordingly. With attention to diet and good training, the system is much safer. ...Read more

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What is humalog (insulin lispro) insulin?

What is humalog (insulin lispro) insulin?

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. It has a quick onset, short duration of action, less variation in absorption and decrease chances of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) if use appropriately. Indicated for management of diabetes mellitus. Humalog (insulin lispro) is administered subcutaneously only. Can be use in pumps. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Insulin Lispro (Definition)

Insulin lispro is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more