How fast does humalog work

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Avatar n tn Does anyone know a formula for amount of Lantus needed for a basal dose vs how many units fast-acting you take per carb? I have major swings. Yesterday was told by a nurse that the Lantus I take is really low compared to amount of Humalog I take, but she never told me HOW much she thought I should be taking. I take 1.5 u Humalog per carb for all meals (for last 3 weeks - has changed many times). I'm supposed to take 11 u Lantus in am. My morning BS is usually 300-500.
Avatar f tn He may do a stomach sonogram and or a biopsy depending on what shows in your blood work. I personally can't tell you how to diet, my daugh who also has fatty liver is not hugh, but has gained weight since she had children & then some more weight since she quit smoking about 8 yrs ago. ( I think since they work they eat too much fast food.) You probably would do best on the diabetic diet, I know it is hard to diet, but sometimes it is absolutely necessary.
Avatar n tn Then food should be eaten, When the coverage is given before bed time and no food is given how does that work. Lantus is given in the morning and the Humalog kwikpen is given for coverage.
Avatar m tn I just started on Lantus and Humalog and my blood sugars seem to keep going up, I take 30 U at night Lantus and I take Humalog 10 before meals if my bs is 180 or higher, does this sound right, I was diagnosed a Type 2 about 6 years ago, but the Glipizide and Metformin I was taking has been stopped, but my fasting bs has been 270 or higher any suggestions I know control my diet I get that, I also weigh 239 my Dr's say to loose weight, and I am going to try.
Avatar n tn I would not be changing your humalog dose at this time. however, you do need to work out how to do a correction of high blood sugars using humalog. For me, 1 unit of humalog will drop my blood sugar by 2.2 points. So if I am say 9 and wanted to be 7 I would take 1 unit of humalog. btw the coversion between numbers is 18. Hope this helps. Strongly recommend the book "think like a pancreas". See if you can get it from your library or find it in a bookshop.
Avatar n tn All is fine and then several days latter I have bubbles in the pen. Following the instructions on how to get air out of the pen does not working. I have called the company twice with no real answer. Can anyone help?
Avatar n tn From personal experience, I know that NPH peaks about 8 hours after you take it and can cause your blood sugar to drop rapidly. I also know that Humalog is very fast acting and the combination of the both at dinnertime may be causing the rapid drops. For years, prior to being on the pump, I was put on Ultralente and Regular as part of a study to compare multiple injections with the pump.
Avatar n tn My lifestyle is much more limited now, but still I question how both Lantus and a pump would work in strenuous physical activity. When you actually physically contort your body and organs, producing sometimes surprisingly strong physiological results (in Yoga), is the pump able to stay put and handle the rush, so to speak, safely? I think I would be able to predict Lantus better than the pump just because of lack of experience/knowledge with the pump.
488724 tn?1253554835 1 so it went down but i know its gone back up because during the last month i've gotten 300-400's and thats with taking 1000mg of metformin twice daily, 45mg actos once daily and taking 12units of Lantus in the Morning and 8 at night. My doctor gave me humalog for fast acting but its not in the pen form like Lantus, and i dont have access to a fridge everytime im gonna eat. so i never do it.
Avatar n tn I agree the lantus just never worked for me. I take the levimir, however, it doesn't seem to matter how much or how little I take. In the morning, I have been experencing many more lows, like lows (35 or so). I had been on pump therapy for 15 years, so I guess I'm still getting used to this.
Avatar m tn Larry, Thanks for sharing that precaution. I'm using a pump but know lotsa folks who are Lantus users and I'm not certain they knew about the precaution either. (I passed along the website info to them) The folks I know who are using it, however, are very pleased with what they call "rock steady" basal coverage.
Avatar f tn My daughter was diagnosised with Type 1 Diabetes Aug 2008. We have learned how to inject insulin and check her blood sugar numbers. We keep her on a pretty strick diet to ensure that we keep her Blood Sugar Numbers between 80-180. The past two days she has been very low. We have tried to make sure that the insulin that we give her is only enough to cover the food that she has eaten. However, just today, she woke up with her blood sugar #s at 64. She ate about 32 carbs for breakfast.
Avatar n tn The con is that you will have to take an injection before EVERY meal, for that peak time that NPH does its thing to cover a meal won't work. So you take a shot pf quick-acting insulin every time you choose to eat. But your meal times can be much more flexible since you aren't having to chase the peak with food.
Avatar n tn Before my diabetes I had always been very lean and healthy, and had a very fast metabolism. My question is how does diabetes affect the way your body gains weight? Do you have any suggestions for losing fat? I have cut out a lot of the junk food I ate pre-diabetes and also make it a point to do aerobic exercise at least three times a week. I also keep my blood sugars pretty close to average, but occasionally they run high. For a reference I am a 5'2 female and I weight about 117.
Avatar n tn It is not something you that you cannot control but it does take a lot of work. Monitoring your blood sugar and understanding your body and how your body reacts to differnet foods is key. A nutritionist may be helpful as well. Please let me know how you are doing.
Avatar n tn I put it on because I had to be completely sedentary for many months in order to stabilize the injury I received from a high impact accident. Now starving really does work - don't let them tell you otherwise - but you tend to look absolutely terrible when you do it that way and you get weak and run down. There is a lot of research coming in right now about insulin resistance and C-reactive protein indicators for heart disease being linked to weight problems. I read Dr.
Avatar n tn Yes, with the fast-acting insulins such as Novolog and Humalog, blood sugar levels can drop very quickly if the match between the carbohydrates that the person eats and the insulin dose are not perfect.
1225178 tn?1318984204 Hey Diane, I was wondering why you thought to ask that question in your OP, so I just had a quick look-see in google. I can almost see how your thinking and educational background led you to ask the question! Given your background in laboratory work, it might tweak your interest to read the following, although this concerns insulin and presumably IM shots, not SC ones. The info for the IM ones may be applicable or not but of course I have no idea.
394687 tn?1290924440 Anyway, with insulin I can pretty much eat what I want and cover with Humalog which is a fast acting and fast clearing insulin. It acts like a normal person's bolus insulin acts when they ingest carbohydrates. It starts working in about 15 minutes and stops in about 2 hours or less. I have been in fancy restaurants and after I ordered I would spread my shirt buttons and slip the needle of my injection pen into my stomach and pump in the appropriate amount to cover my meal.
Avatar m tn Since above happened, I have been off all other meds (other than my insulin - Humalog and Lantus) for approx 2 weeks but am still taking Naproxen . I now sweat, have all pain sensations back - even in my face - which was always the numbest. I am itchy like crazy! I get anxious and cry (note- I have gone off only the Zoloft for up to three weeks at a time and have never had the anxiety and crying occur until the end of the three weeks and have then gone back on same).
Avatar n tn Then the nurse practitioner at my heart dr office tells me I have to get down my heart rate but doesn't tell me how to do that. I have been on a low cal diet for 5 months. Could that make my fast hr worse? I work out on an exercise bike 2 hrs a day getting my heart up to 115. If I walk on a treadmill the hr goes too high which is why I switched to the bike. I am really struggling with this. It is affecting my whole life.
Avatar f tn My husband does have a different insulin he is SUPPOSE to be using - it's called HUMALOG. He only used it for a short while so we have this vile sitting in the fridge. Of course, his test results today showed levels going down. Today his Triglyceride came in at 376. Remember, July is was 446, then December it jumped to 969. Well, today its 376. His July A1C was 7.3, jumped to 8.8 in December and today was 8.1. This is just so confusing!
Avatar n tn You are STAGE ONE and going to achieve SVR and they want you on a transplant list????????????????????????????????????????? How can that be???????????????????????????????????????
Avatar n tn It is not a death sentence -- trust me. But it does take work to stay healthy and it takes time to figure it all out. Be sure to check your blood sugar, take your insulin, eat healthy and don't stress out. Complications are obviously possible but happen more with Type 2 diabetes. Your life will not be the same but you can still live a happy healthy rewarding full life as long as you do what the doctor tells you.
Avatar n tn Again i have NOT taken insulin in the last 2 years, all i do is smoke marijuana, maybe this does not work for EVERYONE with type 1 diabetes but it sure does work for ME. If it didn't, I would be or should be dead by now, I'M ALIVE and WELL. No insulin just marijuana. I AM LIVING PROOF THAT SMOKING MARIJUANA DOES WORK. It's safe to say that either marijuana is working for me or the doctors lied to me by saying that i do have type 1 diabetes and gave me an 80 thiusand dollar hospital bill.
Avatar n tn Our doctor wasn't sure about the results and gave him metformin, but he hasn't been taking it because he is not fully convinced of the diabetes diagnosis, and we are concerned that if he starts taking the medication that it could create more of a problem. So my questions here are numerous. How does marijuana affect blood sugar levels? Does it raise or lower it? Does it have any affect on circulation, or nerves in the legs/feet?
Avatar m tn Some people preference for taking medication varies throuh out the day. I am currently back to taking sylimn, which does not work as well as the victoza. Victoza is a great medication for helping a type 2 diabetic to control their appetite and to lose weight. I want to thank you all for being so open and honest with your responses. I am willing to give it a try based on all the wonderful experiences you all have shared with me.
Avatar n tn I think they should take a group of diabetics in tip top physical condition and put them in their own unit and see how things work. When the military finds out you have diabetes they act like you dont have legs or something. People act like you cant shoot a rifle or run or dig trenches if you diabetic. I have shot AK47 SkS M16 and many other guns. I can also run well. i wanted to get in the Navy seals.
280891 tn?1261016650 If you get enough mercury in your body it will kill you. How much does it take, It all depends on your genetics and how well your body can deal with it. In the 1800's the people working with hats and using mercury got very sick from dealing with this substance. They called it mad hatters disease but now we have fancy names for all of these diseases. No one denies that mercury is hazardous.