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Side effects lantus (insulin glargine) insulin ?

Side effects lantus (insulin glargine) insulin ?

HYPOGLYCEMIA: Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is a complication of getting too much of any insulin. Since Lantus (insulin glargine) Insulin is injected you may have bruises or lumps at the injection sites. ...Read more

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Can symlin (pramlintide) be used when takeing metformin for diabetes? Any answers appreciated!

Can symlin (pramlintide) be used when takeing metformin for diabetes? Any answers appreciated!

Yes: Yes, you can take Symlin (pramlintide) with Metformin. Symlin (pramlintide) is a synthetic (man-made) hormone that resembles human amylin. Amylin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and released into your blood. Amylin reduces the production of glucose by your liver. Amylin also reduces appetite. It can lower glucose levels well & help w/ weight loss. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, ABD pain or gas, etc ...Read more

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How do glimepiride, metformine, lantus (insulin glargine) and byetta work together?

How do glimepiride, metformine, lantus (insulin glargine) and byetta work together?

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

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Is insulin novorapid (insulin aspart) available everywhere?

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Is insulin novorapid (insulin aspart) available everywhere?

Many places in world: Novorapid (insulin aspart) is the brand name for Insulin aspart, a rapid-acting Insulin medication, manufactured by novo nordisk. In the United States, Insulin aspart is marketed as the brand novolog. In the uk, europe and canada, aspart is sold as novorapid (insulin aspart). There are two other very similar rapid-acting insulins: Insulin lispro (by eli lilly) and Insulin glulisine (by sanofi). All three are sold around world. ...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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How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce sugar?

It depends: How much a given dose of Insulin lowers the blood sugar depends on the individual's sensitivity to Insulin and can vary a great deal. ...Read more

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What is novorapid (insulin aspart)?

What is novorapid (insulin aspart)?

NovoRapid (insulin aspart) is Novolog: Novorapid (insulin aspart) is Insulin aspart, a rapid-acting Insulin analog (this means it's been biochemically engineered to be more rapid acting than regular human insulin). Novorapid (insulin aspart) is the name used outside the usa for this product. Here in the usa, it is known as novolog. ...Read more

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Does Lantus (insulin glargine) Insuline inyections cause weight gain?

Does Lantus (insulin glargine) Insuline inyections cause weight gain?

Lantus (insulin glargine): I am assuming that your insulin injections have been started not long ago. Injections should not cause weight gain but there is a more important issue. Type 2 diabetes can and should be corrected such that you no longer have diabetes. Insulin injections should not cause weight gain. With that in mind, talk to your doctor about diabetes and also have a dietitian help you with your weight. ...Read more

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Does novorapid and lantus (insulin glargine) work well for diabetes?

Does novorapid and lantus (insulin glargine) work well for diabetes?

Yes: These are two very good Insulin frequently used in the treatment of both type of diabetes. ...Read more

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How effective is bydureon compared to victoza (liraglutide)?

How effective is bydureon compared to victoza (liraglutide)?

Not much different: Some minor differences but all in all, they are fine. Once/week vs. Once/day. The main thing is Bydureon (exenatide) takes 6-10 weeks to reach maximum strength so your numbers might be higher at the beginning. If you ride it out, you will be ok in 8 weeks. I use the two interchangeably depending on insurance coverage. ...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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How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce blood sugar?

How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce blood sugar?

Depends: Depends on your degree of control/resistance and how much of the Insulin you inject. In general, it's a quick acting Insulin and can lower your blood sugar very fast. ...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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Can symlin (pramlintide) be used when takeing metformin for diabetes? Any answers appreciated!

Yes: Yes, you can take Symlin (pramlintide) with Metformin. Symlin (pramlintide) is a synthetic (man-made) hormone that resembles human amylin. Amylin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and released into your blood. Amylin reduces the production of glucose by your liver. Amylin also reduces appetite. It can lower glucose levels well & help w/ weight loss. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, ABD pain or gas, etc ...Read more

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Humulin penfill and novolin (insulin) penfill same?

Humulin penfill and novolin (insulin) penfill same?

Similar: Humulin and novolin are made by two different companies, but they make similar products, so Humulin R would be similar to novolin r, Humulin N would be similar to novolin n. These are all "old fashion" insulins and not used very much anymore compared to humalog, novolog, lantus, Levemir (insulin detemir) insulins. ...Read more

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Novorapid and lantus (insulin glargine) solostar insulin availability. Where can I get some?

Novorapid and lantus (insulin glargine) solostar insulin availability. Where can I get some?

First need rx: Would discuss with your local doctor as you would need a prescription for the medications. Your local doctor /pharmacist should be able to point you in the right direction and discuss co-payment / costs of the medications given your insurance status, etc ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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