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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Insulin (Definition)

Insulin lowers blood sugar by allowing it to leave the bloodstream and enter cells. Everyone needs insulin. People with type 1 diabetes can't make their own insulin. They must take insulin every day. Insulin is usually injected under the skin. In some cases, a pump delivers the insulin continuously. Insulin does not come in pill form. Insulin preparations differ in how fast they start to work and how long they last. The health care professional will review your blood glucose levels to determine the appropriate type of insulin you should use. More than one type of insulin may be mixed together in an injection to achieve the ...Read more


Dr. Alan Feldman
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What to do if humalog insulin not taking effect?

Dr. Alan Feldman
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What to do if humalog insulin not taking effect?

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 more

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Dr. Georgia Latham
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How long does humalog insulin usually stay in your system after an injection?

Dr. Georgia Latham
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How long does humalog insulin usually stay in your system after an injection?

Short acting insulin: such as Humalog, generally begins lowering your blood sugar with 15 minutes of an injection. Its peak action is between 30 minutes - 1.5 hours. It may still be having an effect on blood sugar for as long as 6 - 8 hours after an injection. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
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What is humalog insulin?

Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
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What is humalog insulin?

Rapid acting insulin: Like other Insulin analogs Humalog (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 is administered subcutaneously only. Can be use in pumps. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Humalog insulin not taking effect, what to do?

Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Humalog insulin not taking effect, what to do?

Easy!: Hi. Easy! Increase the dose! We usually start low to keep hypoglycemia risk in check. So advance the dose until you get the effect you're after. Use you blood sugar testing frequently to make using Humalog effective & safe. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Insulin #: Test strips container shows--1 unit if 187-253, if using KwikPen Humalog U-100. But, my Dr. says 2 units if 200-250. Please, what do I do?

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Diabetes care: You should see an Endocrinologist who will give you much better advice. In general it is a pre-meal rapid dose and a nighttime long-acting medicine. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
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Husband recently started taking humalog. Is this the best insulin ?

Dr. Richard Shewbridge
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It's really good.: Humalog is a brand of rapid-acting Insulin produced by eli lilly & co. Here in the usa. It is given at meals (or in an Insulin pump), to provide quick-onset action to control blood sugars at meals. There are a couple of other brands of rapid-acting Insulin on the market (novolog, apidra), but they all have about the same action. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Changing insulin from humalog to novolog - any effect?

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Changing insulin from humalog 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

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Should i be concerned as an insulin dependent t2 diabetic if i need to increase the amount of humalog i take to get the same result i got in the past?

Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Should i be concerned as an insulin dependent t2 diabetic if i need to increase the amount of humalog i take to get the same result i got in the past?

Yes: 1. Might be acutely ill 2. May have gained weight and have more Insulin resistance 3. May have hypoglycemic unawareness with rebound high numbers that don't respond well to extra insulin. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Insulin Lispro (Definition)

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Humalog (Definition)

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