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Humalog Insulin Sliding Scale
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can I continue taking lorazepam with a new prescription for Humalog insulin? Dr. said nothing about it. Just double checking.
Yes: There is no contraindication. Always best to check. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type II diabetic, blood insulin last test (NOT glucose)=29.5 On lantus 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?
Need C-peptide test: Since exogenous (injected) insulin will show on a blood test, C-peptide should be measured to assess for endogenous insulin. Proinsulin is made by the pancreas, then cleaved into C-peptide & insulin. Exogenous insulin has no C-peptide. ...Read more
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