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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

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Can I mix Novolin N with Humalog in the same syringe?

Mix: The simple answer is NO!
Much more important, you must see a Diabetes specialist who, if the correct nurse or doctor, will work to get rid of diabetes.
Yes that can happen and should happen!

If your doctor or nurse keeps you going with the above meds, it is time to see an Endocrinologist who will take care of you. You won't get rid of your current meds immediately but that will happen! ...Read more

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I'm using humalog (insulin lispro) mix 25 & geting tightness & pain in my chest suddenly when I go outside or walk briskly or use stairs, & same happen with Humulin N?

I'm using humalog (insulin lispro) mix 25 & geting tightness & pain in my chest suddenly when I go outside or walk briskly or use stairs, & same happen with Humulin N?

Chest pain: see a Dr: Chest pain or tightness in anyone with diabetes could be a heart attack or a precursor to one. Please go see a doctor today to be evaluated! Avoid exerting yourself until you see a doctor. Later, your doctor can adjust your diabetes medicine if needed. Take care of your heart first! ...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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If a person accidently overdosed on humalog, would an epipen (epinephrine) help?

If a person accidently overdosed on humalog, would an epipen (epinephrine) help?

Glucagon is better: Glucagon will raise the blood sugar faster and with less side effects. It has to be injected like epinephrine. ...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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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

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When is the optimal time for exercise for iddm using 100 units daily of both humalog (insulin lispro) and lantis?

When is the optimal time for exercise for iddm using 100 units daily of both humalog (insulin lispro) and lantis?

Basal or Adj insulin: The Best time is when only your basal Insulin is on board, to reduce risk of lows. If that doesn't fit ur schedule, u may have to take a negative correction for the dose of Humalog (insulin lispro) that precedes your exercise, ex. Cut down lunch Humalog (insulin lispro) if exercise at 1:30pm. The amt to reduce varies bet'n ppl; exercise, chk before and after so u know ur bg response, and can better guess how much Humalog (insulin lispro) to subtract. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned as an insulin dependent t2 diabetic if I need to increase the amount of humalog (insulin lispro) 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 (insulin lispro) 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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Blood insulin=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?

Blood insulin=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 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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I started taking humalog (insulin lispro) a couple months ago for my diabetes. Will I need to switch when I get pregnant?

I started taking humalog (insulin lispro) a couple months ago for my diabetes. Will I need to switch when I get pregnant?

Not usually: When you are Insulin dependent, it is very important to have tight control of your blood sugars with a hemoglobin A1c below 6.5. After conception, your Insulin requirements will probably increase and your values will be monitored closely. ...Read more

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I missed taking my meal inslin 10 units 1 hr. Ago test now 414 should I take a larger dose now im on 45 units lantus (insulin glargine) nighttime humalog 8 mg @ mealtime

I missed taking my meal inslin 10 units 1 hr. Ago test now 414 should I take a larger dose now im on 45 units lantus (insulin glargine) nighttime humalog 8 mg @ mealtime

I : I am surprised that you take Humalog (insulin lispro) at bedtime. Humalog (insulin lispro) is prescribed typically with or right before a meal. You might call your doctor since they know you well. The safest approach is the take no more than your usual dose.
It's safer to be higher than to go too low. I suspect that often go low at night if you usually take Humalog (insulin lispro) at bedtime unless you eat at bedtime. See the link below. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Humalog (Definition)

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