How much humalog to take

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Avatar m tn Is this correct and why? Also can anyone explain to me the exchanges of carbs and how much humalog I should take to counteract carbs at meal times. My Dr. has never explained any of this to me!!!! With the knowledge I have of food and diabetes, which is not much, I am surprised I have been controlling it so well, so far!!!
Avatar n tn 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. I think the Lantus is not lasting 24 hours. If I try to split the dose, I'm wondering if I need to just take 5 and 6, or if I need to up the overall dose.
Avatar n tn Please take the Humalog before eating. YOu should also know about how much carbs you are eating in any one meal (and protein) because the correct dose of insulin also depends on how much carb you eat. For example, I need 2 units of insulin for 15 g of carbohydrate, and 1 unit of insulin for 30 g of protein. YOu may be different. But you will need to work out what is correct for you.
Avatar n tn 10 units would put me at a drop of 600. I've take as much as 10 units of humalog with a bloodsugar drop of maybe 40-50 mg/dl. Am I reading this correctly?
Avatar n tn These factors affect how much insulin you need (as in your Lantus dose) for background, as well as how much you need to cover your foods. It's really time for you have a follow up appointment to review your progress and timing of your injections. Over time you might consider talking to your doc about pumping, which can give folks quite refined control. Good luck!
Avatar n tn The best thing to do is to take this very seriously and figure out how to avoid having this happen. You don't say what kind of insulin regimen your son is on. So I am only going to throw out a suggestion that works for many people who take Lantus insulin at bedtime and quick-acting insulins such as Novolog or Humalog before meals. Lantus is marketed as a 24-hour insulin, but it DOES have a very slight peak action 4-5 hours after injection.
Avatar f tn I use Humalog (lispro insulin) which takes as little as 15 minutes to take effect and is pretty much done working at 2 hours. I use this just before I eat any meal and adjust dose according to the carbs that I will be ingesting.
Avatar n tn You know what magkenmare? I would also love to know how to lose weight. For two months now I have cut back on my fat intake to about 20 grams per day, I am exercising every day (20 minutes per day) and the whole nine yards. Over two months guess how much weight I lost. I didn't, I gained a pound.
Avatar n tn - pre meal BG (Do not have a snack in between meals unless low) - 2 hours after meal reading to see how big the jump is from the pre meal to the 2 hours after. I hate to be so vague, but, if the jump in BG is significant at the 2 hour mark then I would lower the carb,so, if I had his ration at 1 unit to 20 grams, I might drop down to 1 to 18 or 1 to 15 and see if this helps. My son's endo's office has a sign that says 2 hours after meals should be no higher than 140 and I think Yah, right!
Avatar n tn If very low before a meal, then I would take glucose to correct the low. Note that 15 g of glucose may be too much. You need to work out how much 1 g of glucose will raise your sugars. If I was say 49.... I would probably only take 10g of sugar/ glucose. Then i would eat my meal as planned once sugars started coming up... but being a bit cautious about the bolus amount to cover meals.
Avatar f tn Its amazing to me with all the technology, how doctors miss so much or take so long to figure things out. Actually, i live in an area with several teaching hospitals and my endicrinologist works with many of the docs from one of them for sure. as soon as i get my next results (in about 2 wks(, i will speak to him regarding a hepatologist. Part of my problem, i forsee is that i am on medicare only since i receive disability. they do not pay for alot and i have very limited funds.
Avatar n tn My ob-gyn told me it could take up to 2 years to get pregnant. It didn't. With my first child it took 2 months and with my second it took about the same. I have friends that it took a year and they are not diabetic. I don't know why some get pregnant quickly and others don't. I did go on-line and found a site to help me understand when I was ovulating. Did you try that? I cannot remember which site it was, but I know there are many.
Avatar n tn If you are ever faced with the decision to end tx, your damage would play a huge role into how much risk you should trully take.
Avatar n tn Hello Geek, I didn't see your msg until today and hope I can be of some help to you. I'm not a physician, but I have been a pumper for ~9 years and have had DM for ~35. When I starated pumping, the only insulins available were "Regular" insulin and the main difference, as you know, is "how quickly" the insulin starts working, when it peaks and how long it lasts. Regular normally kicks in later than Novolog or Humalog will.
Avatar n tn Hi Surfin' Another non-doctor here. It may seem that "everyone else" has perfect a1cs and just does a tweak here & there to align anything that's amiss, but I'd be willing to bet that the truth is far from that. Type 1 is a delicate balancing act and unless each day is exactly the same (food, exercise, stress levels, sleep, health, ideas), then each day's management is a bit different from the next.
1225178 tn?1318984204 I notice the fat in the center of my stomach seems to be a different consistency than the fat more to the side, and I'm wondering if that causes it to take longer to get into my blood stream. Anybody else notice a difference?
Avatar n tn I'm having trouble with how to know his carbohydrate-insulin ratio. I think I'm goind to start at 12 carbs/ 1 unit...Does this sound like a reasonable place to start? Also, what would be a good website to read up on this?
Avatar n tn The pen holds 300 IU... so how much do you take a day add in 2 IU for each injection (priming)?
Avatar n tn Plus sometimes I end up eating more than required and my weight fluxuates a few pounds although I am usually thin. Also, about a month after diagnosage I went to acupunture and still to this day continue to go once a month and we hope to see if this prolongs the honeymoon period. I wonder if this low dose of insulin is normal in the first year, if the acupunture helped, or if anyone else has tried acupunture to decrease insulin resistance.
Avatar n tn I also have bipolar disorder and it makes it hard to want to take care of myself at some times. I know I would take care of myself a lot better if I ever got pregnant. My dream has always been to be a mom. I know there is surrogates but I probably could never afford them from what I saw online. I would be willing to adopt but with my soon to be husband it's a culture thing he wants his own kids. I feel like a failure if I can't give him or me children. He has been supportive and understanding.
Avatar n tn oh, those little ***** marks are going to scar up your stomach dude - no girl is going to want to see that" which will immediately depress me. Months ago I never really looked at my stomach - now I'm really touchy about it or anywhere I have to stick, infuse, or inject.
Avatar n tn You need to learn as much as you can about diabetes and its treatments in order to take care of yourself. Yes, if you have to change doctors to get care that you feel is quality medical care, do so. Those of us who are old-timers know and can pass along to you that it does get easier in time to do what is necessary to stay healthy.
Avatar f tn get a pet if that helps or a job and see how much money you can save in one year. Focus on that.
Avatar n tn (Even if you don't feel that you need to go to the doctor because you are perfectly healthy!) Syringes are a piece of plastic and a tiny piece of metal. How much do you think the materials cost to make them? Four cents each? Maybe five cents including the ink needed for the dosage gauge? Then why are they so expensive? That's simple...because they are "prescription only". To me it is obvious that we are all being inconvenienced because of greed. It's all a scam!
Avatar m tn OK, your son needs to keep a diary of his blood sugars, what and when he is eating, and how much insulin he is taking. He then needs to take that info to his endocrinologist or whichever doctor is managing his diabetes. Something needs to be adjusted since his lows are really low and he is waking up with a high sugar. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I am taking humomlg lispol. My sugar continues to be between 203 -350.
Avatar f tn During breakfast, glucose level behaves best - rising from around 100 to a much lower value, say may be 140, and then starts falling back to where it started from in two hours time. Any advise as to how to minimise this - apparantly medicine induced - Diabetes? Seems like Wysolone is the real culprit. Can I expect a lower dose of it in future as body adjusts to new Liver?
Avatar f tn I will take it before going on a run, it will be 80, I will come back, having ingested nothing but water, and it will be 290. The same with capoeira. So, I have to take more Humalog just to bring it down, and sometimes I then go low... I don't want to be on this rollercoaster, and I am wondering what I can adjust/do so that I can continue to be active, train hard, lose weight, and not take a ton of insulin. I don't want my A1Cs to be off! I want to stay in control.
Avatar n tn You might have to take the humalog 15 to 20 minutes before eating. Humalog had a curve to how it works the curve need to match the food ( in your case rice which is a very fast BG riser. yes even brown rice) I think you get shaky when your BG is high. b.
Avatar m tn You are going to need to do basal testing to work out how much basal insulin you need. You will also need to bolus testing to work out your carb: insulin ratio. You can find information on this testing online. Also recommend the books: Using Insulin (John Walsh) and "Think Like a Pancreas'. Please do work out how to have good control. Such high blood sugars put you at risk of complications sooner than later.