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Medicine For Humalog Overdose
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
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
Humalog (insulin lispro): Humalog (insulin lispro) = Insulin lisproGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Insulin #: Test strips container shows--1 unit if 187-253, if using KwikPen Humalog (insulin lispro) U-100. But, my Dr. says 2 units if 200-250. Please, what do I do?
You should see an Endocrinologist who will give you much better advice.
In general, it is a pre-meal rapid dose and a nighttime long-acting medicine. ...Read more
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
Humalog (insulin lispro): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/humalog-side-effects.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
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
The simple answer is NO!
Much more important, you must see a Diabetes specialist who, if the correct nurse or doctor, will work to get rid of diabetes.
Yes that can happen and should happen!
If your doctor or nurse keeps you going with the above meds, it is time to see an Endocrinologist who will take care of you. You won't get rid of your current meds immediately but that will happen! ...Read more
Allergy too homolog: Allergic to HumalogGet a more detailed answer ›
Should not: Unless you are storing them differently. Have your endocrinologist check it out. ...Read more
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
When is the optimal time for exercise for iddm using 100 units daily of both humalog (insulin lispro) and lantis?
Basal or Adj insulin: The 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
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?
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
I started taking humalog (insulin lispro) a couple months ago for my diabetes. Will I need to switch when I get pregnant?
Can I continue taking lorazepam with a new prescription for Humalog (insulin lispro) insulin? Dr. said nothing about it. Just double checking.
Yes: There is no contraindication. Always best to check. ...Read more
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 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