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What to do if humalog (insulin lispro) insulin not taking effect?

Take more. Hi. The right dose of insulin is what works for YOU. Humalog (insulin lispro) DOES TAKE EFFECT if you take an effective dose!!! Read more...
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...

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...

I used to take lanolin insulin but the Dr now temp put me on humalog (insulin lispro) insulin. It is making my leg muscles cramp up many times a day.

Please clarify. Hi. There is no such thing as "lanolin" insulin. I think spellcheck auto-"corrected" something. Were you on Regular human insulin? NPH human insulin? Regardless, insulin use (native insulin or analog insulins) do not cause muscle cramping. We know nothing about your diabetes control or any complications. Any kidney disease? That can cause acid/base and electrolyte abnormalities and cause cramping. Read more...
Humalog (insulin lispro) leg cramps. You need to report this to your doctor immediately and find out if you should discontinue humalog (insulin lispro). Cramps are not normal. Read more...

Husband recently started taking humalog (insulin lispro). Is this the best insulin?

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...

Please describe the medication: humalog (insulin lispro)?

Diabetes medication. Treats diabetes mellitus. Insulin is a hormone that helps get sugar from the blood to the muscles, where it is used for energy. This type of Insulin starts working faster than regular insulin. Read more...
Fast acting analog. Of human Insulin whose pattern of activity when given with a meal mimics pattern of activity of Insulin secreted by normal person when dosed correctly can help in excellent contol of patients with diabetes. Read more...