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Side effects lantus (insulin glargine) insulin ?

Side effects lantus (insulin glargine) insulin ?

HYPOGLYCEMIA: Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is a complication of getting too much of any insulin. Since Lantus (insulin glargine) Insulin is injected you may have bruises or lumps at the injection sites. ...Read more

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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 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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Will I always need medications/insulin?

Will I always need medications/insulin?

Most likey yes: The american diabetes association and other society's recommend metformin for all people with diabetes; therefore, nearly everyone with diabetes is on at least one medication. Unfortunately, diabetes is a progressive illness and thus over time the body has less and less Insulin producing beta cells, which necessitates that many individuals progress to the point that they need Insulin therapy. ...Read more

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My friend's sister has diabetes and she has an insulin pump. How exactly does it work?

My friend's sister has diabetes and she has an insulin pump. How exactly does it work?

Continuous insulin: The pump keeps a constant basal level of Insulin in the blood at all times. The person can also dial in a bolus dose at meal times to cover rises in blood sugar with eating. A good description of the pump can be found here http://www.Medtronic.Com/for-healthcare-professionals/products-therapies/diabetes/therapies/insulin-pump-therapy/index.Htm. ...Read more

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Is insulin novorapid (insulin aspart) available everywhere?

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Is insulin novorapid (insulin aspart) available everywhere?

Many places in world: Novorapid (insulin aspart) is the brand name for Insulin aspart, a rapid-acting Insulin medication, manufactured by novo nordisk. In the United States, Insulin aspart is marketed as the brand novolog. In the uk, europe and canada, aspart is sold as novorapid (insulin aspart). There are two other very similar rapid-acting insulins: Insulin lispro (by eli lilly) and Insulin glulisine (by sanofi). All three are sold around world. ...Read more

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Humulin penfill and novolin (insulin) penfill same?

Humulin penfill and novolin (insulin) penfill same?

Similar: Humulin and novolin are made by two different companies, but they make similar products, so Humulin R would be similar to novolin r, Humulin N would be similar to novolin n. These are all "old fashion" insulins and not used very much anymore compared to humalog, novolog, lantus, Levemir (insulin detemir) insulins. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: insulin?

Please describe the medication: insulin?

Insulin: A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. ...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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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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I was just prescribed metformin due to my body not producing enough insulin. What "diet" should I follow?

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I was just prescribed metformin due to my body not producing enough insulin. What "diet" should I follow?

Low carb diet: You probably have diabetes and need medications to control blood sugars. Diet and exercise can help tremendously along with medications. In general stay away from carbohydrates - i.e. Sweet things as well as drinks with too much. Eat more vegetables and whole grains, less white carbs and saturated fat. Also need to exercise daily 30min - aerobic and resistance. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...Read more

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What is special about lantus (insulin glargine) insulin ?

What is special about lantus (insulin glargine) insulin ?

Basal insulin: 40% of the Insulin a pancreas makes is done constantly and the other 60% is done to respond to your carbohydrate ingestion(when you eat). Lantus (insulin glargine) is the first Insulin that was design to take care of that 40% because it is designed to work over 24 hrs without any peak in action minimizing low blood sugar reactions. ...Read more

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Insulin resistance? fasting insulin 76pmol/l after 75gOral glucose- 1hr-insulin-849pmol/l . 2 hr-864pmol/l glucose fast 5.4mmol/l 1hr10.4 2hr7.5

Insulin resistance? 
fasting insulin 76pmol/l 
after 75gOral glucose- 
1hr-insulin-849pmol/l . 2 hr-864pmol/l

glucose fast 5.4mmol/l
1hr10.4
2hr7.5

Time to get serious: You have normal glucose tolerance. Your fasting and 2 hr glu is not quite at the level of "impaired". Your insulin levels are on the high side, suggesting insulin resistance. Now is the time to start getting your weight under control, proper diet, and physical activity. Talk to your doctor about your particular situation. ...Read more

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Type II diabetic, blood insulin last test (NOT glucose)=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?

Type II diabetic, blood insulin last test (NOT glucose)=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?

Need C-peptide test: Since exogenous (injected) insulin will show on a blood test, C-peptide should be measured to assess for endogenous insulin. Proinsulin is made by the pancreas, then cleaved into C-peptide & insulin. Exogenous insulin has no C-peptide. ...Read more

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Iam diabetic since 2003 and stoped ameryl in 2007 to start lantus (insulin glargine) insulin then novo mix 30 in 2009 with metforal 850 what new pills now more effective?

There are a: variety of different medication regimens that can be effective, but you need to couple them to diet, exercise and weight loss. The most effective metformin dose is 1000 mg twice/day. Multiple doses of rapid acting Insulin before meals and a basal Insulin such as glargine at bedtime is better than mixed insulin. Other oral therapies and injectable glp-1 agonists need to be discussed with your docto ...Read more

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Can novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin injections cause pain?

Yes: Any injections can cause discomfort depends on the needle size, fortunately with the pen needles, this is becoming less of a problem. Ask your doctor for the 32 g size. ...Read more

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How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce sugar?

It depends: How much a given dose of Insulin lowers the blood sugar depends on the individual's sensitivity to Insulin and can vary a great deal. ...Read more

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How does insulin work?

How  does insulin work?

INSULIN: Transports sugar molecules from the bloodstream to inside the cells, so they can utilize glucose for energy. ...Read more

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How dose amaryl (glimepiride) affect blood sugar, insulin?

Lowers blood sugar: Amaryl (glimepiride) stimulates the pancreas to release insulin, which will cause the blood sugar to fall. This release of Insulin occurs without relation to whether one has eaten, so if one goes a long period without eating, the blood sugar can become abnormally low. ...Read more