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Difference between humulin and novolin (insulin) n?

Difference between humulin and novolin (insulin) n?

Not much!: Humulin n and novolin n are both forms of nph insulin. Nph Insulin is considered intermediate-acting (generally less than 24 hours in duration, usually 8-12 hours). They are both heavily crystallized solutions of human insulin, which is what gives it the longer-acting property (and cloudy appearance) . Humulin is made by eli lilly & co. (usa), and novolin is made by novo nordisk (denmark). ...Read more

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Can novolog and novolin (insulin) n be prescribed together?

Can novolog and novolin (insulin) n be prescribed together?

Novalin long acting: Novalog short acting- i order them separately. The novalog covers your meals. ...Read more

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How does insulin n differ from insulin glulisine and glargine?

How does insulin n differ from insulin glulisine and glargine?

NPH: Nph is not a basal insulin, as it doesn't work for longer than 12-16 hours and has a definite peak. I needs to be given twice/day. Glargine is a basal Insulin that lasts for 24 hours and has no peak. It can be given once/day. It is much better and safer than nph>. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic take novolin (insulin) r and novolin (insulin) n?

Can a diabetic take novolin (insulin) r and novolin (insulin) n?

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

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I have fasting insulin raised to71 n pp insulin 126..What can be diagnisis.N do.I hv any harm from this?Normal is 0-25

I have fasting insulin raised  to71 n pp insulin 126..What can be diagnisis.N do.I hv any harm from this?Normal is 0-25

Insulin levels: Are generally poorly done by commercial labs and highly inaccurate. They are rarely useful for clinical diagnosis or medical practice. If you are overweight with a family history of diabetes, then you are most likely Insulin resistant -- no matter what your Insulin levels are from the lab. Eat better, exercise and lose weight to reduce your chances of developing diabetes in the future. ...Read more

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Diabetic not eating normal insulin 16unit 3 daily should I adjust n how much?

See below: Yes, most likely you will need to adjust but this is impossible to determine without blood sugar logs, your history of Insulin dosing, and any other meds (including diabetes meds) that you are taking. You should discuss this with your doctor who knows you and your history well. ...Read more

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Is lantis a slow release insulin if so is humilin n the same need a cheaper answer for lantis

Is lantis a slow release insulin if so is humilin n the same need a cheaper answer for lantis

Lantis : Lantis is a slow release Insulin injection that is administered once a day, good for 24 hours. Humulin is not the same. Humulin lasts for about 14 hours and peaks differently than lantus (insulin glargine). If you were to switch to humulin, you may need to give your self 2 injections/day to regulate your blood sugar. Let your doctor know what your wishes are and that you'd like to opt for a substitute, one that is more affordable. The change may, however, change the way you administer Insulin to yourself in terms of how many injections you need in a day, as well as the frequency for which you check your blood sugar. ...Read more

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Whats the diffence between humulin n and novolin (insulin) r?

Whats the diffence between humulin n and novolin (insulin)  r?

Different timing: R is usually given about 1/2 hr prior to a meal. No longer the short acting Insulin of choice because others more effective having shorter 1/2 lives. Nph may be combined with short acting Insulin or given alone to provide later coverage. Starts to peak in ~ 4 hrs, though effect will last for several. It peaks which predisposes people to low sugars. Newer insulins replace nph for better control. ...Read more

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Type n insulin, is it any different from lantus (insulin glargine).?

If 'N' = NPH, yes: It peaks in 6-8 hours, last 10-14 hours. Lantus has mosest peaks, lasts 24 hours the amer assoc of clinical endocrinologists recommends not using nph, but longer acting basal insulin, like Insulin to obtain smoother control [often in combination with meal time short-acting insulin]. ...Read more