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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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A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


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

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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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I was switched from novolog to humalog (insulin lispro) now my blood sugars are 150+ what is the difference between the two?

I was switched from novolog to humalog (insulin lispro) now my blood sugars are 150+ what is the difference between the two?

Although they: Are manufactured through different processes, the result is functionally identical. They should be interchangeable unit-for-unit with the same effect. Minor adjustments may, of course, be required. ...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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I used to take lanolin insulin but the Dr now temp put me on humalog (insulin lispro) insulin. It is making my leg muscles cramp up many times a day.

I used to take lanolin insulin but the Dr now temp put me on humalog (insulin lispro) insulin. It is making my leg muscles cramp up many times a day.

Humalog (insulin lispro) leg cramps: You need to report this to your doctor immediately and find out if you should discontinue humalog (insulin lispro). Cramps are not normal. ...Read more

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I have an infected sore on my leg for two weeks I take two heart pills a water pill three inhalers 120units of humalog (insulin lispro) 500 r tid tried neosporn and triple antibactic and did not work I'm an uncontrolled diabec

I: I am assuming that you used a topical triple antibiotic.Due to having uncontrolled diabetes, you should see your doctor. If you have swelling around it, tenderness, redness, swelling of the extremity, red streaks, fevers - all of these are reasons to get prompt medical care. ...Read more

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Humalog (insulin lispro) A1c control with stable blood sugar low 5's, what does this mean?

Humalog (insulin lispro) A1c control with stable blood sugar low 5's, what does this mean?

Really hard: Hi. It's really hard to decipher what you're saying/asking. Is your A1c in the low 5s? Are you on Humalog (insulin lispro)? Humalog (insulin lispro) is essentially NEVER used as mono-therapy to treat diabetes. A1c in the low 5s would suggest your averaging a BG right around 100, and you would be at VERY high risk of hypoglycemia. You say stable blood sugar - good. But I'm doing a lot of guessing. Be safe, and good luck! ...Read more

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My husband type 2 diabetic has problem with blood sugar going up during the night even if ok when he goes to bed on humalog (insulin lispro) concentrate any ideas?

My husband type 2 diabetic has problem with blood sugar going up during the night even if ok when he goes to bed on humalog (insulin lispro) concentrate any ideas?

Responding about R: Regular Insulin won't last long enough to cover the night and the same potential problem with peaking Insulin causing a low is there like with humalog (insulin lispro). A longer lasting Insulin which will cover basal needs may need to be considered. Please discuss with his doctor. ...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 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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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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My father has diabetes? T2dm? . Now he takes humalog (insulin lispro) twice per day, each time is 15ml. Is there any better or long acting insulin can be recommended?

Yes: He should be on a long acting Insulin (lantus (insulin glargine) or levemir) along with the humalog. It would be unusual to be on just Humalog unless he is on a mixed Insulin humalog, in which case a long acting Insulin is already in there. ...Read more

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Is humalog (insulin lispro) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is humalog (insulin lispro) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast acting Insulin molecule that is completely safe in pregnancy. We use it commonly for gestational diabetic control. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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

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Hi Doc. Thanks for your interest in me. I would like to know if Lantus (insulin glargine) and Humalog insulins are available in the form of catrdiges in US?

Hi Doc. Thanks for your interest in me. I would like to know if Lantus (insulin glargine) and Humalog insulins are available in the form of catrdiges in US?

Lantus (insulin glargine) and Humalog: I'm not sure.
Go online and find the companies that produce those drugs and contact them for a more correct answer than I (and most doctors) could determine. ...Read more

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