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Whats the diffence between humulin n and novolin (insulin) r?

Whats the diffence between humulin n and novolin (insulin)  r?

Different timing: R is usually given about 1/2 hr prior to a meal. No longer the short acting Insulin of choice because others more effective having shorter 1/2 lives. Nph may be combined with short acting Insulin or given alone to provide later coverage. Starts to peak in ~ 4 hrs, though effect will last for several. It peaks which predisposes people to low sugars. Newer insulins replace nph for better control. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Im type2 diabetic 52year old female(insulin Humulin N only), frm last 3years Im havin apetite nearly to zero I just want to know Y Im nt having hunger?

Im type2 diabetic 52year old female(insulin Humulin N only), frm last 3years Im havin apetite nearly to zero I just want to know Y Im nt having hunger?

Heck your labs. : It is not unusual for people to loose appetite in different conditions. But since you are diabetic for only few years itbusvinlikelybthatvdiabetesbwill have any part in it. You should get your labs checked including kidney and liver functioning. Also please exercise and see how good control you have on your diabetes. ...Read more

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Safe to switch from novolin (insulin) nph to humulin n?

Safe to switch from novolin (insulin) nph to humulin n?

Yes: You are basically switching from nph to another nph. They are just made by a different company. The onset of action and respond should be the same. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between lilly humulin n and novolin n insulin?

The manufacturer: Otherwise they are similar and function almost exactly the same way. They are, however, both old fashioned, out of date, and have been replaced by better insulins such as Lantus (insulin glargine) (glargine). ...Read more

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Im T2 diabetic from last 17 years & got my BS under control since 2009,kidney and liver functions R f9, Im having no appetite, using insulin humulin N?

Diabetes etc: hello, this is way too complex a question to be asking here and frankly would be wrong to do so. Please go and see a well qualified Internal medicine specialist to help with that that. I also dont know what Rf9 means. Please do not use abbreviations because you will suffer someones mistake in translating that to mean something different~ thanks ...Read more

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Im 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 ?

Im 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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Difference between humulin and novolin (insulin) n?

Difference between humulin and novolin (insulin) n?

Not much!: Humulin n and novolin n are both forms of nph insulin. Nph Insulin is considered intermediate-acting (generally less than 24 hours in duration, usually 8-12 hours). They are both heavily crystallized solutions of human insulin, which is what gives it the longer-acting property (and cloudy appearance) . Humulin is made by eli lilly & co. (usa), and novolin is made by novo nordisk (denmark). ...Read more

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Are there any risks in taking humulin insulin?

Only if use too much: It's a safe insulin. Only risk is if you use too much in which case it will cause low blood sugar. Other possible side effects are: thickening tissue/fat at the injection site, pain at injection site, weight gain, pruritis (itchiness), rash, water/sodium retention. ...Read more

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