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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?

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?

Type 1 diabetes: Type one dm also called iddm is due to antibodies directed to beta cell of pancreas producing Insulin in the presence of iddm measurement of these antibodies provides little benifitsimilarly i see little benifit in measuring residual function. ...Read more

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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


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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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Type n insulin, is it any different from lantus (insulin glargine).?

Type n insulin, is it any different from lantus (insulin glargine).?

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

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Safe to switch from novolin (insulin) nph to humulin n?

Safe to switch from novolin (insulin) nph to humulin n?

Yes: You are basically switching from nph to another nph. They are just made by a different company. The onset of action and respond should be the same. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between lilly humulin n and novolin n insulin?

Is there a difference between lilly humulin n and novolin n insulin?

The manufacturer: Otherwise they are similar and function almost exactly the same way. They are, however, both old fashioned, out of date, and have been replaced by better insulins such as Lantus (insulin glargine) (glargine). ...Read more

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Diabetic not eating normal insulin 16unit 3 daily should I adjust n how much?

Diabetic not eating normal insulin 16unit 3 daily should I adjust n how much?

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

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Is lantis a slow release insulin if so is humilin n the same need a cheaper answer for lantis

Is lantis a slow release insulin if so is humilin n the same need a cheaper answer for lantis

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 more

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Difference between humulin and novolin (insulin) n?

Difference between humulin and novolin (insulin) n?

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

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Can novolog be used instead of novolin (insulin) n?

No: Novolog is a short acting, however Novolin (insulin) N is Intermediate acting. ...Read more

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How does insulin n differ from insulin glulisine and glargine?

NPH: Nph is not a basal insulin, as it doesn't work for longer than 12-16 hours and has a definite peak. I needs to be given twice/day. Glargine is a basal Insulin that lasts for 24 hours and has no peak. It can be given once/day. It is much better and safer than nph>. ...Read more

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What is the difference between novolin (insulin) n and novolog for a type two diabetic?

What is the difference between novolin (insulin) n and novolog for a type two diabetic?

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 more

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.I am diabetic type 1 taking insulin mor n eve-i hv dysfunctional erec prob n my age is 51?

.I am diabetic type 1 taking insulin mor n eve-i hv dysfunctional erec prob n my age is 51?

.: 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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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