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Insulin from 2008

  1. Recently, I have reduced my son's insulin, but I am seeing a "whacky" pattern of blood sugars. How can I fix this? (25 Dec 2008)
  2. Which is the best method of administering mealtime insulin when you encounter a pre meal low? (25 Oct 2008)
  3. When I used my pre-filled pen, blood leaked into the pen and mixed with the insulin. Is this normal? Will the insulin still work? (20 Oct 2008)
  4. What are the present and future ramifications of refusing insulin with gestational diabetes? (20 Oct 2008)
  5. My son's blood sugars fluctuate from 43 mg/dl [2.4 mmol/L] to 500 mg/dl [27.8 mmol/L]. How can we control his blood sugars better to ensure he has a healthy life? (9 Oct 2008)
  6. What would cause an increase in blood sugar levels in response to an increase in insulin when there are no lows prior to elevated blood sugar levels? (8 Oct 2008)
  7. Can you help me understand why the doctor has put my daughter on a Humalog-Regular-NPH-Lantus regimen? (4 Oct 2008)
  8. On NovoMix 30, my daughter has very elevated afternoon blood sugars. Is there another insulin she can take in the morning to cover her after lunch? (17 Sep 2008)
  9. My toddler almost always has a nighttime low around 3 or 4 a.m. With the proper dose of Lantus, should she be able to sleep through the night? (9 Sep 2008)
  10. Does metformin help those with type 1 by making insulin work properly? If I take it, might it lower the amount of insulin I need to take? (12 Aug 2008)
  11. Why do I need less insulin during early morning hours? Why do I need less insulin when severely high? Is this common for others with type 1? (18 Jul 2008)
  12. What is the normal range of insulin that the body produces? (15 Jul 2008)
  13. Why do I need to be on insulin when I have not yet taken the maximum dose of my metformin? What happens if I miss injections for two days? (12 Jul 2008)
  14. Is it common for people with type 1 to need less insulin in the early morning? Why is it that I need LESS insulin for corrections when I'm severely high? (8 Jul 2008)
  15. In the past six months, since switching from Levemir and Actrapid to Lantus and NovoRapid, my blood sugar control has worsened. What do you suggest? (4 Jun 2008)
  16. Because it is so costly, my adult daughter is not taking any insulin. How bad is this? Is there some other treatment? (2 Jun 2008)
  17. Does injected insulin cause weight gain? I've been on insulin for 42 years, but have gained 35 pounds in the past three years, since starting Lantus. (1 Jun 2008)
  18. Can continual and increased insulin cause decreased urine exposure by changing some muscular tone in urinary system? (1 Jun 2008)
  19. When my young son has stomach viruses, we have to cut back on his insulin drastically. Once on the road to recovery, he still doesn't need meal boluses. How is this possible? (19 May 2008)
  20. I've had type 1 for about two years. Two doctors adjusted my insulin due to persistent highs. Now on HUMINSULIN 30/70, I am having many lows. What do you recommend? (17 May 2008)
  21. If an open vial of insulin (at a coolish room temperature) is good for 30 days, how long is an open vial of insulin good for when stored in the refrigerator? (6 May 2008)
  22. How does morphea affect insulin absorption? (20 Apr 2008)
  23. Can increased insulin cause decreased potassium, resulting in decreased neuromuscular activity and decreased filtration in the kidneys? (31 Mar 2008)
  24. Since my pancreas does produce some insulin, does the addition of injected insulin cause the down-regulation of insulin receptors and persisiting hyperglycemia? (29 Mar 2008)
  25. The mom of a boy in my care wants me to administer 2 units of insulin to her son when he is treated for a low because he is sometimes high later. I'd prefer to give a smaller snack. What is your opinion? (12 Mar 2008)
  26. My daughter was recently diagnosed. Should I give her a correction dose of NovoLog if she's high at 11 p.m., three hours after her snack? (25 Feb 2008)
  27. What is the most suitable ratio of basal to mealtime insulin for my child? She is 1.3 meters (4 feet, 3 inches) tall and weighs 31.5 kg (91 pounds). (5 Feb 2008)
  28. My son gets NovoLog 70/30 twice a day. Sometimes, I give regular NovoLog at dinner if I am unsure he is going to eat enough. How does this affect his nighttime blood sugars? (29 Jan 2008)
  29. My newly diagnosed daughter has started to act very hyperactive, like her sister who was diagnosed several years ago. Can insulin have an effect on the way children act? (27 Jan 2008)
  30. How can we prevent post breakfast highs? Why is my daughter so insulin resistant? How can we get her to test less frequently? She tests almost every hour. (23 Jan 2008)
  31. After a month, the school nurse send home the cartridge from my granddaughter's insulin pen. Is it okay to use the cartridge at home? It stays refrigerated at school. (13 Jan 2008)
  32. Since my young son's insulin needs have fluctuated wildly recently, is it possible he was misdiagnosed? Could he have another form of diabetes? What should we do? (10 Jan 2008)
  33. If I stop taking insulin, follow a strict diet and exercise, can I take Januvia as a replacement treatment for type 1? Is there any other drug to replace insulin injections? (2 Jan 2008)

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