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Humalog Pen Medication
Diabetes: Does a person hold the needle of a Humalog (insulin lispro) Kwik Pen in place in the stomach for a count of 6 to make sure insulin is in the body, or not?
Best: It is best to hold needle in place for a good 5 seconds to insure complete injection of dose into the subcutaneous tissue. ASk your doctor to set you up an appointment with a diabetes educator who would be happy to go over injections in person with you. Another option is to call Lilly, the make of HUmalog (insulin lispro) and they can provide support for you as well. ...Read more
Type 1 diabetic for 35ys. Doctor changed me humulin r to humalog (insulin lispro) pen. Using it for 3 days and sugar is 475. Didn't eat enough to be that high. ?
Contact your doctor: Contact your doctor as soon as possible. That is a very high level and it can be dangerous. You may need your dose adjusted. ...Read more
Variable: If you are taking humalog regularly along with other types of insulin or antidiabetic medications, you must be supervised by a physician,diabetologist or at a diabetic clinic to insure that you take an effective but safe amount of humalog throughout the day or night. A sliding scale according to blood sugar levels is the safest technique.and you must keep a log. Your shouldn'ttoo much humalog your ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Insulin #: Test strips container shows--1 unit if 187-253, if using KwikPen Humalog (insulin lispro) 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
Humalog (insulin lispro): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/humalog-side-effects.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
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