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I have been on nph and log insulin for 18 years , can I replace my insulin with doses of 500 or 1000 g of metformin only?

I have been on nph and log insulin for 18 years , can I replace my insulin with doses of 500 or 1000 g of metformin only?

Unlikely: While it is possible, it's very unlikely. Your doctor can check if your body is still making your own Insulin (type 2 diabetes) or not. By the way, nph is an outdated insulin. Check with your doc about replacing it with gargine (lantus) which is a true once daily basal insulin. ...Read more

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Dr. Soren Singel
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Doctors, what is the difference between insulin regular and insulin nph?

Doctors, what is the difference between insulin regular and insulin nph?

Time course: Hi. NPH & R differ by their time course of action. While they are both now mostly relegated to the history books, some people still use them. R peaks sooner and lasts a shorter time than NPH. Engineered insulins (e.g., Lantus (insulin glargine) vs. Humalog or Novolog) also differ in the time course of action. This gives rise to the notion of "basal" insulin and "meal" insulin. Different insulins fulfill diff. needs. ...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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My body is geting cold & shivering after 2hours of insulin nph injection however the BG was around 150(after meal), I want to know Y dis is happning?

Age 54: At your age you most likely have type 2 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 can be controlled to a point where you won't have diabetes. Won't happen overnight but you must see your primary doctor and nurse practitioner to help you get rid of diabetes. Yes! That should be your goal. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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What are some different types of insulin therapy - long acting, nph, ultra short acting?

Different insulins: Long acting insulin=nph/levemir/glargine. These help control sugars when one is not eating since the liver keeps making sugar in between meals. Ultra short acting=rapid analogs=glulisine/lispro/aspart=help control sugars that rise after meals. They are the closest we have in timing profile to natural Insulin action in non-diabetics. ...Read more

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Has any medication been proven more effective as treatment for normal pressure hydrocephalus?

Has any medication been proven more effective as treatment for normal pressure hydrocephalus?

NPH Drug Treatment: No definitive evidence exists that medication can successfully treat nph. Parkinson drugs have been reported to be of benefit in anecdotal reports, these patients with nph may represent misdiagnosed cases of parkinsonism. In patients who are poor candidates for shunt surgery, repeated lumbar punctures in combination with diuretics may be considered. ...Read more

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Will I always need medications/insulin?

Will I always need medications/insulin?

Depends: Type 1 diabetes will always need insulin. Type 2 diabetes may not need any medication if the diabetes can be controlled with diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What medications can raise the insulin level?

What medications can raise the  insulin level?

Diabetes?: Are you asking this question in terms of treating diabetes? One class of medicines called sulfonylureas are used in diabetes to increase Insulin production by your pancreas. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: humulin (insulin)?

Please describe the medication: humulin (insulin)?

Brand name : Humulin is a brand of Insulin manufactured by the lilly company. Within that name brand are different formulations of Insulin which include humalog, (insulin lispro) regular, and nph. Additionally a variety of mixed insulins are available. ...Read more

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How can high sugar be controlled if in spite of medication its coming high. When should one change to insulin! thanks?

How can high sugar be controlled if in spite of medication its coming high. When should one change to insulin! thanks?

Consult doctor: If weight loss, dietary modification, and the usual medications failed, insulin is usually indicated. However you will need to consult your doctor to see if it is needed and what the dose should be. ...Read more

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I am type 2 DM on oral medication. Now I am preganant. Since I am on tablets instead of insulin can I continue my preganancy?

Yes: Some of the oral meds actually decrease the risk of miscarriage. Others do carry some risk and will need to be changed. There is also a chance that you will need to be put on insulin at some point in the pregnancy but you can with close monitoring have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Best of wishes. ...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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What are the symptoms of an overdose of insulin diabetes medication?

What are the symptoms of an overdose of insulin diabetes medication?

Sweating+ drowsiness: As the glucose levels drop to hypoglycemic levels, the body will produce the above symptoms.The brain must have glucose and oxygen at all times and those "sensors" trigger the responses. ...Read more

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Is it bad for diabetics to be insulin-dependent or take too many medications?

Is it bad for diabetics to be insulin-dependent or take too many medications?

No: It is bad for a person with diabetes to have poorly controlled blood sugars. Use whatever medication is necessary- along with exercise and diet planning- to achieve that goal. ...Read more

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Is taking insulin injections only option for diabetes patients or there is also some oral medication available for this purose?

Is taking insulin injections only option for diabetes patients or there is also some oral medication available for this purose?

Diabetes: The vast majority of folks w/diabetes have Type ii Diabetes which is primarily from lifestyle. The body can make insulin but it cannot transport it into the cells to make ATP, which gives us energy. W/work it can be reversed. Type I diabetes comes from a malfunctioning pancreas and insulin is not being produced. It is typically diagnosed early in life while Type II develops later.Peace&health. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Diabetes medication: Treats diabetes mellitus. Insulin is a hormone that helps get sugar from the blood to the muscles, where it is used for energy. This type of Insulin usually works longer than regular insulin. ...Read more

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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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Will a diabetic medication or insulin show up on a urine drug test?

Unlikely: Urine drug tests are looking for specific drugs like marijuana, cocaine, other narcotic analgesics, benzodiazepines (xanax/valium /ativan) & any other drug specifically requested. Insulin & other diabetic meds are not drugs of abuse & thus not looked for. ...Read more

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