Humalog and sliding scale

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Take 10 units of Humalog before meals and 55units of Lantus before bed. What is the sliding scale when sick. Have sinus infection and bad cough.
I am on Lantus 40 units, twice a day. Humalog sliding scale, starting at 20 units. For every 50 mg/dl over 150, 2 more units. In a typical day, Between 20-28 units multiple times a day. A1c=7.7 currently. Is Humalog maybe not the right choice if I need such high dosing?
Greetings! I am on a sliding scale of HUMALOG. In the evening should I take my Lantus injection? Or in the morning?
I take my lantus at night and when i first started taking it my dose was 35 and sliding scale with humalog whenever i ate. I dropped low middle of night and close to the max. end normal range. Now i take 5 units humalog when i eat a full meal and adjust it as needed , my lantus is 15-25 units depending on the bs level and what i ate last before i took the lantus. My sugars were starting to fall into the almost normal range.
My husband is on a sliding scale for humolog .He does his blood sugar before meals.If he eats supper at 7pm and goes to bed at ten thirty can he still get the 44 units of lantus?
my fathers blood sugar is 224 how many units of levemir flexpen do i give him his Dr put him on a sliding scale. i dont know what the dosage is ???? i give him humalog the scale is 200 to 250/ 5 units and so on. Is there a guideline of units for levemir ?
I went to a diabetes education class that teaches about the sliding scale and how to take your Humalog. However, my doc gave me a formula to use to counteract high blood sugars when not enough insulin has been taken. It's (bloodsugar) - 100 divided by 40. So, if your blood sugar is 300 you would subtract 100 to get 200. Divide that by 40 to get 5 units of Humalog. I also have a scale for when I eat. It's for every 15 grams of carbs I take 2 units of Humalog.
00 p.m. and take as many units as the sliding scale calls for. What could be causing this? I have Fibromyalgia and do have a little pain in spite of the Lyrica I am taking. I do not feel very well at dinnertime and I am quite upset about having such a high reading without eating anything. Thank you for any help or advice you may have.
00 p.m. and take as many units as the sliding scale calls for. What could be causing this? I have Fibromyalgia and do have a little pain in spite of the Lyrica I am taking. I do not feel very well at dinnertime and I am quite upset about having such a high reading without eating anything. Thank you for any help or advice you may have.
Currently, I take 15 units of Lantus, and Humalog on a sliding scale. I am a vegetarian, mostly vegan, and eat a diet based on a large amount of fruits and vegetables and hardly any refined foods (maybe whole grains 2 or 3 times a week, no refined sugars, etc.) I have always been physically active, but recently lost a lot of weight (I was out of the country and didn't have food), which seemed to make me more insulin-sensitive.
Okay I'm 19 been diabetic since I was 4 and and I have gained 15-20 pounds with my new insulin regimen started about 6 months ago.I take humalog on sliding scale 1 unit per 10 carbs and I take it every time I eat and I also take 50 units of lantus at bed time.So my question is can this be causing my weight gain? I think the lantus initially caused me to gain about 20lbs. to begin with 6yrs. ago and I'm now over weight.I'm on my feet constantly at work 9 hrs.
and I know i'm a type 1 diabetic because I have been taking humalog and lantus for last 11 years and havent in the last 2 months with the exception of 1 or 2 injections.
I have always been a pudgy kid and I weighed 235lbs junior year in High School. However, I began to diet and exercise and dropped down to around 210lbs by my senior year. When I entered college, I actually dropped all the way down to 170lbs from diet and exercise. I would run 7 miles MWF and do the elliptical for 50 minutes on TTH. I still try to maintain this workout but have found it harder to do as time has worn on throughout college. I am in my senior year of college and I weigh 206lbs.
I have been on a sliding scale for 13 years now and understand my I/C ratio very well. Currently I require 1 unit of humalog for every 2.5 carbs ingested and 1 unit for every 3 digits on the rebound. The 447 level was reached approximately 2 hrs. after the meal at which time the incorrect amount of injected humalog should have been peaking along with glucose. At any rate these issues do happen occasionally and I do not expect my employer to control my diabetes.
No I have not had that experience with Humalog-in fact it works very well for me. I use a sliding scale of Humalog at mealtimes and I use 14 units of Lantis each evening. Lantis is a 24 cylce insulin or a long acting insulin where Humalog is short term or short acting insulin. But this just shows you that different people have different needs. Before I used Lantis I used to use NPH-which is a shorter long acting inuslin-more like 8 hours. Have you tried giving your Novolin before you eat?
Depends on how you use your insullin. My doctor gave me an insulin to carbohydrate ratio to use. I use 1 unit of insulin to every 12 grams of carbs I eat. The less carbs I eat, the less insulin I use. I have a very physical job for four hours a day and I don't even need my Humalog when I eat lunch. My pen generally lasts me the whole month. My Humalog is only good for 28 - 30 days.
I give myself about 21 units of insulin per day--13 units of Lantus and a sliding scale of Humalog between 6-10 units--depending on how many carbohydrates I have eaten--So, it takes me about 2-3 months to use a bottle of Humalog and the Lantus would take longer, but I must open a new bottle every month for consistency issues. Does that help?
I have been controlling it with a sliding scale using Humalog Quick Pen. How fast does the ill-reversable damage set in? My medicine has been change from enailapril to coreg. Biopsity shows nothing.
Hi Bill! I'm a volunteer, not a medical professional, so please check & verify all information received here with your endocrinologist before taking any action. I am the parent of an 18 year old who was diagnosed at the age of 21 months and we've done shots (N&R, Lantus&Humalog), inhaled insulin (did a 2 year study), and currently she's on an insulin pump (& loving it!). My daughter's endo had her on a sliding scale dosage, dependent on her bg reading.
It just doesn't make much sense why the NPH isn't working anymore. She's on a sliding scale for Humalog and she gives a shot of 40 units of NPH in the morning.
I have been controlling it with a sliding scale using Humalog Quick Pen. How fast does the ill-reversable damage set in? My medicine has been change from enailapril to coreg. Biopsity shows nothing.
My 11 yr old son is on Lantis and Humalog. He takes 33 units of Lantis at 9:00 pm. At noon today I made the mistake of giving him 2 units of Lantis instead of Humalog. Is he going to be OK? What can I do for him now?
My husband is on a sliding scale for Humolog and 44units of Lantus at bedtime.His blood sugar at 9pm was 155 I gave him the Lantus as ordered.At 2am he was shaky,sweaty,and weak.was the Lantus dose to much for his blood sugar level?I should mention he ate supper late 7pm.I'm wondering if I gave it to close to thr humolog dose before supper.
What is going on can any one explain any of this I do know she was on a blood thinner cant remember which one they did blood tests every two weeks to adjust it she takes humalog and novalin 3 time a day is on sliding scale for one.
I was a youth counselor at a camp for diabetics when I was younger and it was a great teaching tool for understanding my response to humulin and exercise. I personally used Humalog for a period of 2 years and must say it nearly killed me. The ups and downs were physically devastating and caused me to have to constantly check blood sugars (eight times a day) and if there was any deviation in caloric intake or exercise, or if I had to work a little late, I would get ill.
Heck, I was even using NPH instead of Lantus because I could never get Lantus to work right for me. Even so, my two NPH shots plus sliding-scale Humalog worked very well. And I work out (aerobic and weight lifting) religiously. The tight control changed as my metabolism changed in my early 30s. I'm 32 now and things just went a little whacky, for lack of a better word. I tried (like hell) to get things back under control, but I just couldn't do it.
What is the difference between humalog, novalog and humilin?
My Dr has prescribed a glucose 2hr PC as part of my regular HA1c bloodwork, and I wonder what he hopes to learn. I use Lantus in the morning for my baseline and Humalog for meals/high sugar etc. His instructions have never been clear when I go for the bloodwork after fasting ( the other tests he runs at the same time as the HA1c require a 12 hr and 8 hr fast). Should I administer both insulins as I would normally (Lantus at brreakfast time and Humalog if the fasting sugar is high, ie.
He was on a certain set amt. of NPH for breakfast and bedtime and then humalog was a sliding scale, so we did not do what they call the "poor man's pump." She took the amt. of insulin or approx. am.t of insulin he was using daily and did a certain formula that I was not too concerned with at the time and figured out a basal rate, a target, a sensitivity and an insulin to carb ratio that I gave some input on. We started with 1 until per 30 grams and now are at 1 per 15.
I take 35 units of Lantus and I'm on a sliding scale of Humalog (I take anywhere from 3 to 10 units of Humalog). I just got back from lunch (I ate about an hour ago) and when I checked my blood sugar it was 310. It has gotten to where 250 - 300 is more the normal than before when it was about 80 - 120. My last A1C was 6.5 and I know that is within the normal range but before my surgery, it was more like 5.7.
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