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Insulin Analogs from 2004

  1. My daughter takes Lantus in the morning and has a big drop in her blood sugar at night. How do they claim that Lantus has "no peak?" (8 Dec 2004)
  2. Why does my son's blood sugar rise during the night? It does so even he does not eat a bedtime snack. (28 Nov 2004)
  3. I switched to Lantus at bedtime. I'm 50 mg/dl [2.8 mmol/L] lower in the morning. If I take less, my daytime blood sugars are high. What should I do? (26 Nov 2004)
  4. My new doctor wants me to switch from Humalog to NovoLog. Is there any difference between the two? I don't want to change insulin. (17 Nov 2004)
  5. What are the consequences of using more insulin than one's TDD? I have heard you need to take more units of Detemir than Lantus. (14 Nov 2004)
  6. I sometimes inject Lantus into my shoulders, in the deltoid muscle. I have developed frozen shoulder. Could it be caused by the acid base in the Lantus? (28 Oct 2004)
  7. My daughter was diagnosed 16 months ago and still is not stable. She is on Levemir and NovoRapid, but still having issues. What do you advise? (27 Oct 2004)
  8. My daughter's doctor says to dispose of Humalog vials after 30 days, but does not say this about Regular and NPH. Why is this? (7 Oct 2004)
  9. I recently had to increase my 10 year old son's insulins, especially Humalog, significantly. Is this normal? Is this a sign of adolescence? (3 Oct 2004)
  10. My insurance company stopped paying for Humalog and gave me NovoLog. Now, I have painful welts where I inject. Have you heard of this? (30 Sep 2004)
  11. Even if he does not eat breakfast, my son, who takes Lantus at night and Humalog for meals, sees an increase in his blood sugar at lunch. Why is this? (29 Sep 2004)
  12. My 16 month old son, diagnosed three months ago, has been taking Regular and NPH. Can we put my son on Lantus and Humalog? (26 Sep 2004)
  13. My son will be switching from Humalog to NovoLog in his pump. What are the differences? Will the transition be problem free? (26 Sep 2004)
  14. My two year old is having highs six weeks after diagnosis. Could his honeymoon be over? His blood sugars are not "normalized." Is this common? (22 Sep 2004)
  15. My young son has had type 1 for over a year. He eats a lot, but isn't gaining weight. What can you suggest? (13 Sep 2004)
  16. For four days, my blood sugars have been very high and correction shots of Humalog are ineffective. I even got new insulin vials. What do you think? (11 Sep 2004)
  17. I take Lantus and NovoLog and have gained weight. How can I lose weight and maintain healthy glucose levels? (31 Aug 2004)
  18. How should my brother adjust his Lantus and NovoLog for a trip from Hong Kong to Los Angeles? (21 Aug 2004)
  19. I have several ingrown hairs. My doctor says they are related to my hormones. Can the Humalog and Lantus I take be affecting my hormones? (5 Aug 2004)
  20. With NovoLog, my son had high blood sugars up to three hours after a meal, then he'd have lows. Could we have had a bad vial of NovoLog? (31 Jul 2004)
  21. My son has switched to NovoRapid and Lantus. Our doctor has said not to give correction shots, like I have always done. What should I do? (29 Jul 2004)
  22. Is it better to give a Lantus shot late or skip it and test often until the regular Lantus shot time the following night? (21 Jul 2004)
  23. I will be traveling to Paris and Athens this summer. Is glargine available in both countries? What do I do about a prescription? (30 Jun 2004)
  24. My son's endocrinologist does not recommend lowering evening Lantus the night before a scheduled sports activity. Why is this? (28 Jun 2004)
  25. I recently had a severe hypoglycemic reaction 30 minutes after my evening Lantus injection. I believe Lantus is dangerous. What do you think? (27 Jun 2004)
  26. Is there any validity to the report by a University of Dusseldorf professor that insulin analogs, especially Lantus, may be carcinogenic? (14 Jun 2004)
  27. To prevent hypoglycemia during the active summer months, should I decrease my son's Lantus or feed him extra carbohydrates before bedtime? (13 Jun 2004)
  28. For my son, with evening Lantus/Humalog and morning NPH/Humalog, should I be concerned about an overlap? Will I need to test him at night? (12 Jun 2004)
  29. When I started using Humalog two years ago, I began suffering labored breathing after my shots. Could I be allergic to it? (4 Jun 2004)
  30. Is it possible that the modified insulin analogs or the preservatives in them could be causing the allergic reactions and atrophies that I have? (14 May 2004)
  31. On NPH only, a child is having high blood sugars. The doctor advises no changes. Can you suggest more appropriate insulin types and doses? (7 May 2004)
  32. To avoid lows during the summer, I want to decrease my son's Lantus. The pediatrician says to decrease Humalog only. What are your thoughts? (6 May 2004)
  33. My son seems to digest food slowly, making it hard to treat low blood sugars. Is it okay to give him his Humalog after he eats to prevent this problem? (30 Apr 2004)
  34. My daughter recently switched from NPH to Lantus. Could you explain whether we should be adjusting the Lantus or Humalog? (30 Apr 2004)
  35. Will I be able to mix Lantus with the new insulin Apidra? (26 Apr 2004)
  36. My son's diabetes team has recommended Lantus, but did not mention any fast acting insulin. What should we do? (2 Apr 2004)
  37. Is Lantus available in Canada? Will it be available in pen form? (24 Mar 2004)
  38. Twice, I had severe lows within an hour of taking my evening Lantus. It was well past my last shot of Humalog. Do you have an explanation? (24 Mar 2004)
  39. Our daughter was just diagnosed. How do we determine how much a unit of NovoLog will lower her blood sugar? When should we give Lantus? (18 Mar 2004)
  40. We give our daughter Lantus each evening. Sometimes she's low in the morning or she's slightly high. What should we do about her Lantus dose? (14 Mar 2004)
  41. Since switching to Lantus, my daughter's menstrual cycles are messed up. Could it be because insulin is affecting her other hormones? (8 Mar 2004)
  42. My daughter takes Lantus in the evening, but needs a correction shot of Humalog several hours before breakfast. Do you have any suggestions? (6 Mar 2004)
  43. My daughter has been having low blood sugars in the morning, but is too high at lunch if we decrease the Lantus. What should we do? (22 Feb 2004)
  44. My daughter is taking 80 units of Lantus a day. Can her hunger and weight gain be due to her insulin intake or just a result of having diabetes? (22 Feb 2004)
  45. My son gets Lantus at bedtime, but his blood sugar drops 30 minutes afterwards, even with a snack. Do you have any suggestions? (21 Feb 2004)
  46. What is the difference in administering Lantus in the morning versus bedtime? (8 Feb 2004)
  47. What do the words 'Aspart' and 'Lispro' mean and what is the difference between these two fast acting types of insulin? (6 Feb 2004)
  48. My doctor would not let me change because he thinks the risk of forming antibodies is more prominent for NovoRapid than for Humalog. (29 Jan 2004)
  49. I need to know about new research on Lantus done on rats and findings of tumors in these rats after high doses. (19 Jan 2004)
  50. Since Lantus is clear, is there a reason we couldn't use a squirt of food color to inject into the Lantus so that it stands apart from his Humalog? (5 Jan 2004)

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