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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
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?
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
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
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?
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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