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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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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What is a humalog (insulin lispro)?

What is a humalog (insulin lispro)?

Humalog (insulin lispro): Is used to treat type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes in adults. ...Read more

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What is humalog (insulin lispro) insulin?

What is humalog (insulin lispro) insulin?

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

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Please describe the medication: humalog (insulin lispro)?

Please describe the medication: humalog (insulin lispro)?

Fast acting analog: 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 of patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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Humalog (insulin lispro) insulin not taking effect, what to do?

Humalog (insulin lispro) 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 (insulin lispro) effective & safe. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if humalog (insulin lispro) 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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Would it be safe to take a small dose of humalog (insulin lispro)?

Would it be safe to take a small dose of humalog (insulin lispro)?

Humalog (insulin lispro): Do not take Humalog (insulin lispro) or any other diabetes medication unless you have diabetes!!!

If you have diabetes let your doctor help you with the best treatment options. ...Read more

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Husband recently started taking humalog (insulin lispro). Is this the best insulin?

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

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How long does humalog (insulin lispro) insulin usually stay in your system after an injection?

How long does humalog (insulin lispro) insulin usually stay in your system after an injection?

Short acting insulin: Such as Humalog, (insulin lispro) 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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If a person accidently overdosed the amount of humalog, (insulin lispro) would death be quick?

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

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Can I switch from humalog (insulin lispro) to humulin?

Humalog/humulin: Please go online to "www. Drugs. Com" and search for humalog (insulin lispro) and humulin.

Humalog is rapid acting.
Humulin R is short acting. ...Read more

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Changing insulin from humalog (insulin lispro) to novolog - any effect?

Changing insulin from humalog (insulin lispro) 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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What is the treatment for humalog (insulin lispro) overdose?

What is the treatment for humalog (insulin lispro) overdose?

Ice cream?: Food and drink. Carbs of some sort. And close glucose monitoring. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Insulin Lispro (Definition)

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


Dr. John Landi
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Humalog (Definition)

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