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Gad65 Ia2 Insulin Autoantibody
My 13y/o daughter had gad65 ab >30.0, ia-2ab <0.8 and insulin ab <0.4 she is iddm.I know dr.Wanted to check function of her pancreas.Results mean?
Insulin resistance is a state in which a given concentration of insulin produces a less-than-expected lowering of blood sugar. This results from obesity and often causes higher blood sugar levels. The early stage of Insulin resistance, known as impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or prediabetes, is potentially reversible with significant weight loss (at least 7 percent). However, without weight loss, Type 2 Diabetes generally results, often causing severe damage to arteries and ...Read more
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
If 'N' = NPH, yes: It peaks in 6-8 hours, last 10-14 hours. Lantus has mosest peaks, lasts 24 hours the amer assoc of clinical endocrinologists recommends not using nph, but longer acting basal insulin, like Insulin to obtain smoother control [often in combination with meal time short-acting insulin]. ...Read more
I'm taking novolin (insulin) n 25ml with novolin (insulin) r 10ml. My dr told me after breakfast and after dinner. Is this correct?
Ask: Medication recommendations are best clarified by the prescribing physician. Please contact your dr. Asap to verify your dosing schedule. ...Read more
Not exactly: Lantus is a 24 hour long acting insulin dosed daily. Humulin N is intermediate acting insulin dosed daily to twice daily. They aren't exactly the same. That being said, Humulin N can be an alternative to Lantus if dosed properly in concert with an expert's advice. Consider seeing your doctor to determine the best dosing regimen for you. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much!: Humulin n and novolin n are both forms of nph insulin. Nph Insulin is considered intermediate-acting (generally less than 24 hours in duration, usually 8-12 hours). They are both heavily crystallized solutions of human insulin, which is what gives it the longer-acting property (and cloudy appearance) . Humulin is made by eli lilly & co. (usa), and novolin is made by novo nordisk (denmark). ...Read more
See below: Yes, most likely you will need to adjust but this is impossible to determine without blood sugar logs, your history of Insulin dosing, and any other meds (including diabetes meds) that you are taking. You should discuss this with your doctor who knows you and your history well. ...Read more
Onset/duration: Novolin n (a brand of nph) is an intermediate acting insulin. It starts working after a few hrs, peaks in 6-8 hrs and lasts 12-16 hrs. Novolog is a rapid acting insulin. It starts to work in a few mins, peaks in an hr or two, lasts 4 hrs or so. Novolog is used @meals to prevent post-meal high bs and to "correct" bs. Nph (or better yet a long acting like Lantus (insulin glargine) or levemir) keeps fasting bs lower. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
.: Consult a male infertilty doctor. Multiple factors may be in play. Age, medical conditions, social and psychological. Not a question easily answered online. ...Read more
If ur suger level is over 200 sometimes 400 everyday and ur eating healthy n ontime and taking insulin n tablets what cud b causing it to b high still?
Dose is too low: The doses of your meds need to be ratcheted up and distributed appropriately to bring your numbers down to target range- generally about 110 fasting and 140 at 2 hours after a meal and hgba1c of < 7.0%. ...Read more
Im type2 diabetic 52year old female(insulin Humulin N only), frm last 3years Im havin apetite nearly to zero I just want to know Y Im nt having hunger?
Heck your labs. : It is not unusual for people to loose appetite in different conditions. But since you are diabetic for only few years itbusvinlikelybthatvdiabetesbwill have any part in it. You should get your labs checked including kidney and liver functioning. Also please exercise and see how good control you have on your diabetes. ...Read more
No: You can use both but need separate injections. ...Read more
I was taking Novolin (insulin) N & Metformin twice a day before going into the hospital. There they gave me Novolin (insulin) R. How do I get back on N. I've never used R?
Stay on R: It makes more sense to be on R, as it is better for u'r sugar spikes with meals. Should take 30 min prior to u'r meals, or largest meal. N formula is a long acting Insulin and won't cover the post meal sugar spikes as well. Metformin helps with keeping baseline blood sugars down overall which, in a way, is the purpose of Novolin (insulin) N, so u'r combo of Metformin and R makes more sense. ...Read more
Insulin pumps is a convenient way to give insulin. The Insulin is in a reservoir and gets pumped through a needle into the skin nearby. You can program it to give a variable basal rate, and you tell it how much Insulin to give with meals. However, the pump does not measure glucose. You still need to do this. The Insulin pump is good for type 1 diabetics who are motivated to ...Read more
An insulinoma is a tumor of the pancreas that secretes insulin. The beta cells in the pancrease (pancrelipase) secrete Insulin in response to high glucose levels in the blood. Since an insulinoma is a collection of abnormal cells, an insulinoma will produce Insulin regardless of the blood glucose levels and can cause profound hypoglycemia ...Read more