Humalog sliding scale insulin

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Avatar m tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn I'm 40, Type 1, diagnosed 1990, one Lantus shot per day, Humalog for meals, with sliding scale adjustment for high (which I have to use EVERY DAY). Last A1C was 8.5, which was the best in about 3 years. Blood sugars very bad, lows in 20-25 range, highs up to 500-600. See nurse practitioner at endocrinologist's office. She doesn't know how to help me, so is passing me off to a diabetes center. I feel like I need to adjust my own insulin, because I'm not getting a lot of help.
Avatar m tn i was constantly urinating and they tried pills first but went to humalog and lantus on a sliding scale..I've had been taking 20units 3 times a day for last 11 years. started losing alot of weight on my own and went down to 10 units twice a day and then last 2 months i've only taken 2 injections of 10 units and I dont feel bad at all.
Avatar n tn 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 ?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn Yes, if his glucose levels go high (they probably will do this, seeing as how the dose he is on is so small compared to his usual dose), his doctor can give you a sliding scale of quick-acting insulin to lower his glucose back to normal. So he will probably be taking much more of the quick-acting than normal to compensate, but will probably be just fine as long as he tests often.
Avatar n tn Most endocrinologists will put a diabetic patient who uses insulin on a sliding scale of insulin, depending on what the blood glucose is when you test before a meal. The ideal is of course for glucose levels to be in the "normal" before meal range of between something like 70-126 (different doctors use slightly different numbers, but this is pretty typical). But we can't always have the ideal numbers -- if we DID, we wouldn't be diabetic!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn NPH is a very old form of insulin. Also giving a sliding scale for her bolus, Humalog is an outdated way of dosing. More current is using an insulin:carb ratio so that the dose is geared to the carbs she is eating. I would suggest you take your daughter to an endo and ask to have her placed on the more up to date treatment regimen of a long-acting basal, which would be either Lantus or Levemir, and bolus such as the Humalog with a dose determined by insulin:carb ratio.
1452593 tn?1285190924 I'm assuming you would be eating at the doctor's (usually it is a very high carb sugary drink, so they know the exact carb content) and so you wouldn't do your bolus insulin (Humalog) because that would kind of defeat the purpose of the test! But again I have never heard of this test being done with someone who has been type 1 for many years, I don't get the purpose of it, so I would ask your doctor about your insulin use the day of the test.
Avatar m tn C ratios. Your diet sounds a bit high carb to me. Most Type 1's can't eat cereal and a sandwich and apple is a lot of carbs. What are your blood sugars like? My suggestion to lose weight (and get better blood sugars) is to lower your carb intake and match your insulin to the lowered carbs. Eggs are better for breakfast and for lunch I would suggest skipping the apple if you are having a sandwich. Also check into low carb breads and tortillas.
943601 tn?1245488295 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn just found out my son has type 1, he was in the hospital for a week with out of control bs levels of over 500. he works on a sliding scale and carb count for his insulin and gets 15 mg of lantus everynight. i am still having alot of trouble with his high bs at night. i have that stupid fear of giving him to much insulin and then he gets lantus. i guess the ?
Avatar f tn it has been extremely difficult to lose weight since I got on insulin. i am on lantas/humalog and exercise regularly. If I work to reduce my lantus dosage while maintaining a proper blood sugar will that aid weight loss? Does anything out there help to boost metabolism in diabetics? Frustrated! Any ideas would be much appreciated.
418841 tn?1203552653 Then I give more insulin the oldest 20 units and the youngest 10 of the sliding scale and those are the results. The endo has said that it is one or two things that maybe the viles are out expired or they are not injecting the insulin and it is not niether one of his hypothosis. They recently caught an infection (staph, from a spider bite), and the blood sugars are out of control! I have taken them to the e.r. several time within a month due to this.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn carb ratio to determine your bolus dose (your Humalog)? This is the standard of care, not a set dose as you need to dose based on the carbs you actually eat. Do you do corrections? If despite your computations you experience a high (long before it gets to 447!) you should be using correction boluses to get it back down. Any period of time we spend above 140 can lead to complications. Imho getting your blood sugar under control is your primary concern, not your employment.
Avatar n tn Also, I am taking a sliding scale 1-4 additional Humalog units in a.m. to cover high fasting addition to covering breakfast carbs. It seems to correct well, and I'm off to a better day overall. I was worried it was "way" too much, but I have to say, I haven't had too many lows since adding units in morning. (This sliding scale addition is for fasting only) I'm curious to see A1C in a full 12 weeks. I tested after only 6 weeks, so results aren't too dramatic.
Avatar n tn I would think it should either be raised (little by little) or a short acting insulin, such as Humalog, be added at meal times, on a sliding scale, to cover the mealtime highs. That's how I've been treating mine for 5 of my last 38 years of being Type 1. (I'm almost 41). It's worked quite nicely. Like sickandtired1983, I have had to periodically have my dosage changed by my Endo. We just change ever some-odd period of years. For me, it's about 7 years between changes.
Avatar n tn I take 24 units at 2 am before the 3 am phenomenin, where everyones GL rises. Also take novalog if needed on sliding scale around or after lunch, usually a few units like 3. I switched from humalin l and humolog. Even thou i hate the reactions from fast acting insulin. Lantus works ok i guess, was worried at first about hitting blood on an injection due to it's a 24 hr. insulin.