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Insulin Regular Human Medication
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
How can high sugar be controlled if in spite of medication its coming high. When should one change to insulin! Thanks?
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
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
A 65 years old diabetic who takes insulin as treatment, can a person take any oral medication instead of insulin to control the disease?
Last resort: Insulin is often considered a last resort, given the potential complications and difficulties taking it. And often we try one of several classes of oral meds first. However, sometimes when a person's sugars are really high, it is easy to assume that it is beyond the ability of the oral meds, and we will go straight to insulin. ...Read more
My mom has a fbs result of 206mg/dl, rbs of 313mg/dl. She kept on asking why is that her sugar levels never went down even with her insulin medication?
GROWING DAILY NOW: List is getting longer every day but- byetta, victoza (liraglutide) were the first. ...Read more
How long can a severe diabetic with a kidney transplant go without any medications i.E. Insulin, anti. Rejection?
Hope not to find out: This is one of those things nobody can predict for an individual, and nobody wants to be unfortunate enough to find out. Patients should always carry extra medication if traveling, and know how and where to get refills if out of town. For a severe diabetic, one day without meds is not good. ...Read more
My husband's blood sugar is 572. Should I seek immediate medical care for him. He was diagnosed about a month ago with diabetes but his doctor has not prescribed insulin or medication so we have no way to bring itdown.
Find a different:
he is dangerously ill!
needs immediate attention. ...Read more
My mom has diabetes and regularly takes insulin shots. She has a wound on her right toe. What first aid medication should I give her and her wound?
See a doctor: Forget the cream. See a doctor asap especially if wound is on the bottom of the toe. ...Read more
My friend did not take insulin medication for 3 days, last night was vomiting then took the medication now looks weak can he eat?
Diabetes: Is a Humalog (insulin lispro) Qwik Pen U-100 a short acting or long acting insulin type medication?
Short acting insulin: Humalog (insulin lispro) is a short acting insulin ...Read more
Is there any oral insulin medication available for Diabetes (Type 1) patients or insulin injection is the only option?
Type 1 needs insulin: Type 1 diabetes occurs because the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas are damaged. The pancreas makes little or no insulin, so sugar cannot enter the body's cells for use as energy. Insulin injections are needed throughout lifetime. In Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is still making insulin but it may be insufficient or ineffective. ...Read more
Why do you have to give gliclazide and lantus (insulin glargine) together. Isn't lantus (insulin glargine) enough to lower blood sugar? Also why give these medications before food?
Depends: It depends on your current degree of control. If you are running very high, Insulin will be needed. If slightly above goal, a pill will be fine. If currently controlled and at goal, diet/exercise will be all you need but you have to be followed closely as your numbers will go up as the pregnancy progresses. ...Read more
Pancreas: If you have insulin deficiency or insulin resistance you will need proper care as prescribed by your doctor. No you cannot get improvement without drugs for diabetes! If you have type 2 diabetes you can carefully decrease your need for insulin drugs by careful food intake and exercise. That won't happen overnight but keep it up and you might no longer have diabetes. ...Read more
I am SEVERELY insulin resistant. On human 500...30-60 u a day. Still not controlled. Have tried many meds...insulins...options?
Severe ins resistanc: Severe Insulin resistance (IR) requiring U500 Insulin is more and more common. There are genetic forms of IR (eg. Insulin receptor defects, lipodystrophy), but these are rare. Talk to your endocrinologist. Is there something causing IR (eg. steroids, infection, inflammation). Diet/weight loss is probably the most important factor now. ...Read more
Tough drug to make: Hi. Not yet, but soon. Lilly (who first made commercial insulin, and who makes Humalog) will soon come out with a generic glargine (currently trade name Lantus). Making insulin's very complex, and the fruitful application of molecular biology to medicine via cloning & bacterial or yeast expression. Goddess, I love insulin!!! ...Read more