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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Humalog (Definition)

Of human Insulin whose pattern of activity when given with a meal mimics pattern of activity of Insulin secreted by normal person when dosed correctly can help in excellent contol ...Read more


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

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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What is humalog insulin?

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?

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

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?

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?

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. Linda DiMeglio
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Blood insulin=29.5 On lantus 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?

Blood insulin=29.5 On lantus 62 units, humalog 17 units.  Am I still producing endogenous insulin?

Need more info: Most people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes continue to make insulin for many years. The way to tell this is by measuring a blood level of c-peptide. Also- Since you are only 45, if you are not obese, would check with your doctor to see if you might have later onset type 1. ...Read more

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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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Insulin Lispro (Definition)

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


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