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Mixing Lantus And Novolog
No: You can use both but need separate injections. ...Read more
Different categories: Novolin is the brand name given to all human insulins made by novo nordisk. Under this brand are specific types of Insulin such as regular, nph, and 70/30. Novolog Insulin is a synthetic recombinant Insulin that is very rapid acting. I often get this question because NovoLog is more expensive than any of the novolins. However, they cannot be substituted for each other. ...Read more
Made a mistake taking 27 units of humalog instead of 5. Lantus (insulin glargine) dose is 27.
Drank a 25gm carb coke and two dex4 fast acting glucose tabs, 4gmcarb ea?
Humalog (insulin lispro) lasts ~4 hrs: Lantus (insulin glargine) is basal Insulin that works slowly over ~24 hrs to control fasting (non-meal) glucose. Humalog is fast-acting mealtime Insulin that works most action 1-2 hrs after dosing, to control after-meal glucose. If someone injects more Humalog than desired, they should check glucoses every ~30 min until humalog's action is over in ~4-5 hrs. How many carbs needs to be taken varies by each person. ...Read more
Well : Not usually. But there are exeption to the rule. We can't really comment on this b/c we dont have your information. ...Read more
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
I'm on metformin, lantus (insulin glargine) n novolog. Can i replace the lantus (insulin glargine) n novolog w byetta to help w weight gain n still get the same sugar control?
Only with supervisio: Please contact your health care professional about making changes in your diabetic therapy. Byetta can be helpful in controlling diabetes, but may not solve your weight gain problem. That should be controlled, under supervision, with diet and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Novalin long acting: Novalog short acting- i order them separately. The novalog covers your meals. ...Read more
Yes...: Yes, novolin R is a short acting insulin while novolin N is an intermediate acting insulin - so they can be used together. While these can be purchased over the counter in most states you should still be seeing a provider to discuss insulin needs. You should not start any insulin without the recommendation by a doctor who knows your history. Insulin overdoses can kill! ...Read more
I take lantus (insulin glargine) at bedtime and humalog before each meal I have run out of humalog and have no money for about a week can I substitute with lantus (insulin glargine)?
No: The duration of action is different for the two insulin. I recommend calling your doctor to tell him/her your situation. They most likely will provide free sample for you until you can get money for refills. If not, they can suggest a temporary change in your regimen that is appropriate for you. ...Read more
Can I use (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30+syringes) instead of (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30 penfill + novolin (insulin) pen) since I have no prescription to buy the penfill? Thanks!
Sure: Just talk to your doc to make the switch to insulins and have them teach you to draw them up. They can send you to a diabetic educator for the teaching. ...Read more
ReliOn Insulin: Walmart sells ReliOn insulin, Novolin (Regular, NPH and 70/30) at discounted prices. These are biosynthetic human insulins, time to peak and duration of action do not replicate endogenous basal and postprandial insulin secretion. Synthetic insulin analogs (lispro, aspart, glulisine, glargine, detemir, degludec) are preferred. Discuss with your doctor if switching insulin is right for you. ...Read more
Diabetes: The four medications work in 4 different mechanisms with the end goal of keeping blood sugar under control. Would suggest taking Glimepiride in mornings, metformin & Byetta before meals & Lantus (insulin glargine) at bedtime. Goal fasting blood sugar of 100 & hba1c of 6.5 good luck. ...Read more
I take background insulin (humulin i) and quick acting ( Novorapid (insulin aspart)). In Phase 1 I would not need to use the Novorapid (insulin aspart) but what about the Humulin i?
Insulin: I assume Humulin N, and novorapid (insulin aspart). Diabetes in its natural course of the disease tends to progress and likely to use more medicine is not unusual. Initially controlled with the intermediate acting Humulin N is no longer enough and body needs more help with meals, so rapid acting novorapid (insulin aspart) is added. It is standard to use long or intermediate acting insulin along with rapid acting insulin. ...Read more