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Insulin from 2000

  1. We recently were told by a pediatric endocrinologist that the sliding scale is not appropriate for a six year old. Is this true? (30 Dec 2000)
  2. What types of allergic reactions to beef/pork insulin have been reported? (21 Dec 2000)
  3. How do I ascertain whether my son has type 1A or type 1B? Is there any chance of getting him off insulin in near future? (18 Dec 2000)
  4. Is Insulatard a true replacement/alternative for Monotard? We have been advised to shift to it because Monotard is not available in penfills. (11 Dec 2000)
  5. We have been told that patches would be available to replace injections. (4 Dec 2000)
  6. I have contemplated changing to two injections of Ultratard per day. What percentage should I take at each time? (4 Dec 2000)
  7. I am on a insulin pump and very insulin resistant. I am seeking information about availability of U-400 insulin. (4 Dec 2000)
  8. Have there been any cases of Mad Cow disease transmitted through Lilly's Iletin I? (2 Dec 2000)
  9. If insulin brings the sugar level down then why can't my daughter eat whatever she wants (like candy) and just take more insulin? (1 Dec 2000)
  10. Do you have any information on how a cocktail of NPH, Regular and Humalog works? (29 Nov 2000)
  11. I appear to have some residual islet cell function at this time and have many questions. (26 Nov 2000)
  12. . What is known about insulin and pregnancy? (21 Nov 2000)
  13. My 74 year old father has started hiccuping after injecting insulin and then eating. Do you think the insulin is causing this? (20 Nov 2000)
  14. My 76 year old mother has diabetes. What effect, if any, does insulin have on the liver and kidneys? (18 Nov 2000)
  15. Is there any particular reason that Lantis must be given at bedtime? (14 Nov 2000)
  16. When will Lantus be available? (10 Nov 2000)
  17. I am interested in possibly switching from NPH insulin to glargine and have several questions. (3 Nov 2000)
  18. Is there any other company manufacturing beef insulin other than Novo-Nordisk and Eli Lilly? (31 Oct 2000)
  19. I just want to know an algorithm for insulin dosage adjustment for the basal-bolus schedule. (24 Oct 2000)
  20. She complains of nausea and all over tummy ache. Is this a reported/common side effect of Humalog? (19 Oct 2000)
  21. Can insulin be "abused"? (19 Oct 2000)
  22. How effective are insulin sprays? What is your thoughts of these sprays? (15 Oct 2000)
  23. We are curious as to whether or not the Lente could be causing these spells of dizziness. (14 Oct 2000)
  24. I can not find any information on Internet about NovoRapid (duration of action, chemical structure, pharmacokinetics). Can you help me? (11 Oct 2000)
  25. I have several boxes of pen-fills that I accidently put in the freezer. I found them six hours later, and I can't tell if they froze. Are they still usable? (10 Oct 2000)
  26. My seven year old niece was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. We are devastated. Do you have any feedback Lantus? Is there really no cure? (6 Oct 2000)
  27. Can my son (type 1 for two years) use insulins from different manufacturers? (3 Oct 2000)
  28. Ever since he started taking insulin shots, he's been clearing his throat a lot. He said it's itchy and he points to his hard palate. (3 Oct 2000)
  29. Is there some reason that kids shouldn't take non-peaking insulin? Wouldn't that be more flexible for a child? (28 Sep 2000)
  30. What are your thoughts on the new insulin, glargine, just approved by the FDA? Will it replace the need for the pump? (27 Sep 2000)
  31. My son is 15 and has recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. What is a sliding scale? (22 Sep 2000)
  32. Someone told me they heard that there is an insulin patch that can be placed under the skin. Do you have any information on this? (19 Sep 2000)
  33. Can diet sodas increase blood sugar? When travelling, what is the best way to keep insulins from getting warm? (16 Sep 2000)
  34. His doctor changed him to human insulin. He now has many lows and has started to develop unawareness. What is different about the human insulin? (14 Sep 2000)
  35. Are there any rules regarding the total amount of insulin received by a child? Is it related to weight? (1 Sep 2000)
  36. Are there any problems with mixing Humalog with Regular either briefly in the syringe just before injection or in a pre-drawn syringe? (28 Aug 2000)
  37. I am condidering a pump. However, I am concerned about using Humalog since I may be allergic to it. Can Regular be used with the pump? (26 Aug 2000)
  38. I am told by his consultant that the long acting insulin in the Penmix cannot be affecting him longer than 12 hours. My experience says the opposite. (25 Aug 2000)
  39. Can insulin actually cause you to gain or lose weight? Does it just depend upon the food you eat? (21 Aug 2000)
  40. No matter how much I raise the Humalog to combat high numbers after breakfast, it never helps. Any ideas? (8 Aug 2000)
  41. How much sugar qualifies for a unit of insulin? (7 Aug 2000)
  42. Is NovoRapid approved for use by children? (6 Aug 2000)
  43. What happens to insulin when it is exposed to heat? Is it safe to use? (28 Jul 2000)
  44. I am looking for information about children and Ultralente since most take a combination of NPH and Regular or Humalog. (25 Jul 2000)
  45. What is the difference between the new analog and Humalog? How does a physician determine which insulins to start a child on? (25 Jul 2000)
  46. Tonight at bedtime, I realized I forgot to give her the dinner time shot. What should I do in case this happens again? (23 Jul 2000)
  47. I'm wondering if there is a general guideline I for changing my insulin dosages when I get up late. (21 Jul 2000)
  48. Is NovoRapid approved for use by children? (20 Jul 2000)
  49. I understand there is a new 24 hour long acting insulin which has just been approved by the FDA. (17 Jul 2000)
  50. How do I handle the storage of the insulin pens without harming the insulin? (3 Jul 2000)
  51. We were wondering how the regulation of glucose homeostasis is affected by injecting insulin into the blood. (1 Jul 2000)
  52. He had developed a local reaction at the site of injection. (30 Jun 2000)
  53. Can you suggest a dilution technique or website which explains dilution? (29 Jun 2000)
  54. If my blood sugar is 90 in the evening should I still take this dose? (28 Jun 2000)
  55. I have a good friend who is on 70/30, and is having severe swings in blood glucose. (28 Jun 2000)
  56. Can you please explain why insulin is primarily administered as a subcutaneous injection? (27 Jun 2000)
  57. Two separate consultants have said my daily intake of insulin is more than a normal person produces. (24 Jun 2000)
  58. Is there any place to get bovine insulin anymore? (18 Jun 2000)
  59. My daughter was told to add a unit of insulin during the week before her period because her blood sugars always seem to go up then. (15 Jun 2000)
  60. Is there such a thing as being allergic to insulin? (4 Jun 2000)
  61. The question came up as to which insulin to give first, the cloudy, or the clear. (3 Jun 2000)
  62. My endocrinologist has just advised that my son is being overinsulinized. (29 May 2000)
  63. How long does it take for insulin levels/responses to settle down in an acceptable range? (29 May 2000)
  64. My daughter is 11 years old and has had diabetes for four years. We are beginning to have a lot of trouble controlling her blood sugar. (24 May 2000)
  65. He seems very sensitive to Humalog and Regular insulin. (17 May 2000)
  66. I heard recently that it is now possible to replace insulin injections with a pill. (13 May 2000)
  67. I heard that a mouth spray form of insulin is in trials in England. subjects chosen for these trials? (13 May 2000)
  68. I heard on the news that in Europe they have an oral medication instead of injections. (7 May 2000)
  69. I am wondering if your body builds up a tolerance toward insulin. (2 May 2000)
  70. Can too much insulin cause the high blood glucose readings? (30 Apr 2000)
  71. My wife developed what we thought was a case of flu virus which caused her glucose levels up into the forties. (18 Apr 2000)
  72. Since winter has hit, I have been having trouble keeping my insulin at the right temperature. (15 Apr 2000)
  73. When would inhaled insulin be available in the USA? (9 Apr 2000)
  74. Does the Humulin build up in a person's body over time? (9 Apr 2000)
  75. I was wondering if insulin is coloured. (31 Mar 2000)
  76. My 6 year old daughter is currently taking part in a trial for a new insulin called Biphasic Aspart. (29 Mar 2000)
  77. Our daughter, born 18-01-95, diagnosed 05-98, just started to use Humalog Mix25. (29 Mar 2000)
  78. I would like to know when would it be appropriate to change insulin types. (13 Mar 2000)
  79. They are having great trouble bringing down his blood sugar levels even with large amounts of insulin. (8 Mar 2000)
  80. She gets risen red areas on the injection sites that take a few days to return to normal. (4 Mar 2000)
  81. Why does he require so much more Humalog before breakfast than he does before dinner? (4 Mar 2000)
  82. How much insulin is too much? (27 Feb 2000)
  83. On a news program, a doctor said something about a new insulin that would stay in your system all day. (21 Feb 2000)
  84. I got results to an "insulin" blood test and the level was 267. What does this mean? (21 Feb 2000)
  85. I know how insulin was discovered, but why is insulin called insulin? (18 Feb 2000)
  86. My husband just made the switch from animal-source to synthetic human insulin. He is running low. (14 Feb 2000)
  87. His doctor suggested that we try NPH instead of Lente before breakfast. (13 Feb 2000)
  88. Is there a way to calculate how many grams of carbohydrate one unit of insulin will cover? (12 Feb 2000)
  89. I have heard about a new insulin called glargine. (3 Feb 2000)
  90. Could you tell me why we teach not to aspirate after injecting insulin? (3 Feb 2000)
  91. What happens to a non-diabetic person's blood glucose level if injected with insulin? (1 Feb 2000)
  92. Is insulin available without prescription in Australia and New Zealand? (31 Jan 2000)
  93. Someone told me today they heard on the news that a patch that of insulin could be placed under the skin. (31 Jan 2000)
  94. Is insulin released immediately when a non-diabetic eats? (29 Jan 2000)
  95. Why doesn't the FDA mandate that all insulin bottle tops have distinctive color caps? (25 Jan 2000)
  96. Can you mix Lilly's Humalog with Novo-Nordisk's Novolin N or Novolin L? (25 Jan 2000)
  97. I was told that if you put insulin on your food you can eat anything you want. (15 Jan 2000)
  98. Can insulin be given IV push [intravenously, pushed into the vein by syringe]? (11 Jan 2000)

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