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Humalog Insulin Sliding Scale
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
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
It's really good.: Humalog (insulin lispro) 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
Depends: It would depend on several factors - overdose by how much, degree of Insulin resistance, blood sugar at time of overdose, patient's ability to detect low blood sugar and availability if food/drink to treat hypoglycemia. I've had patients take 50 units more than they should have (took wrong insulin) who survived unscathed. ...Read more
Insulin #: Test strips container shows--1 unit if 187-253, if using KwikPen Humalog (insulin lispro) U-100. But, my Dr. says 2 units if 200-250. Please, what do I do?
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
Humalog (insulin lispro): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/humalog-side-effects.htmlGet a more detailed 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
Should not: Unless you are storing them differently. Have your endocrinologist check it out. ...Read more
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