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From Canada:

I seem to notice a difference in my 16 year old son's readings when R is given alone versus when it is mixed with N. Is this normal?


Sometimes mixing insulins can alter their action times, especially if they are not injected immediately after mixing.


[Editor's comment: This is especially of concern with lispro insulin [Humalog®] which, if mixed with N (NPH) will not work quite as fast as predicted. It apparently is less of a problem with mixing Humalog with Ultralente.

My general comment about what to do about the problem is simple: be consistent from one day to the next, and whatever mixing problems might occur would be minimized. WWQ]

Original posting 16 Apr 1998
Posted to Insulin


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