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Insulin Analogs from 2005

  1. Since having a viral illness and switching insulins, I have had strange nerve sensations in my feet and nausea. What do you think is going on? (15 Dec 2005)
  2. My daughter's A1c continues to rise and she needs to be pretty high to avoid a nighttime low. Should we consider changing the time of her Lantus shot? (4 Dec 2005)
  3. Is it safe to do a mixed injection of Lantus, NovoLog and NPH? (9 Oct 2005)
  4. To combat hyperglycemia, my endocrinologist has suggested I use Lantus along with the pump. Have you heard of this before? (5 Oct 2005)
  5. Since my daughter's last two A1cs have been 6.3, should we switch to Lantus/Humalog as the diabetes team has recommended? (2 Oct 2005)
  6. What can you tell me about the theoretical link to cancer with insulin analogs? Because of this, I will not use the Lantus/NovoLog regimen. (29 Sep 2005)
  7. Are there any differences when using NovoLog insulin in an insulin pump rather than Humalog? (23 Sep 2005)
  8. After opening bottles of Lantus and Humalog insulins, how long can they be used? (23 Sep 2005)
  9. I gained 50 pounds so I started Lantus and Humalog to help curb the increase. Can I take more Lantus so I can cut back on Humalog to stop the weight gain? (12 Sep 2005)
  10. Is it a problem to adjust Lantus dosages on a day-to-day basis? Does it make it less effective if you do not take a consistent dose over time? (28 Aug 2005)
  11. My son is using a form of untethered pumping. Can I inject his daily dose of Lantus into his infusion set rather than sticking him? (24 Aug 2005)
  12. Since switching to Lantus and NovoLog, my daughter's blood sugars are higher, especially after meals. Does she need Lantus in the morning, too? (15 Aug 2005)
  13. For my daughter, an open vial of Lantus loses its effectiveness after 15 to 25 days. Have you had patients with this issue? (3 Aug 2005)
  14. Due to severe atrophy at her pump site areas, so the doctor has switched my daughter from NovoLog to Humalog. Is she allergic to her insulin? (3 Aug 2005)
  15. My fiance is very active during the summer. He has lows 24 to 36 hours after extra activity. What should he do? He takes Lantus and Humalog. (3 Aug 2005)
  16. His doctor said it was possible to mix Lantus and NovoLog. (30 Jul 2005)
  17. Our infant just started using Lantus and NovoLog. Dosing is difficult since one unit of NovoLog causes a big drop in her blood sugar. Do you have any suggestions? (29 Jul 2005)
  18. With NovoLog and Lantus, does my daughter need a snack if her blood sugar is in range at bedtime? How does heat affect insulin absorption? (28 Jul 2005)
  19. I take Lantus at night, but have to be 250 mg/dl [13.9 mmol/L] to avoid nighttime lows. I wake up in range. How can I avoid the nighttime lows? (22 Jul 2005)
  20. Since switching to Lantus and NovoLog, my son's doesn't feel low until he's 45 mg/dl [2.5 mmol/L]. Is this related to the insulin he is now taking? (13 Jul 2005)
  21. Our doctor recommended a dinner time mix of Humalog and Lantus. I am confused, because I read that Lantus cannot be mixed. (24 Jun 2005)
  22. My endocrinologist has switched me from Toronto to NovoRapid. Is this insulin safe before and during pregnancy? Will it cause birth defects? (16 Jun 2005)
  23. My son's doctor is not familiar with The Un-Tethered Regimen. Has this been used widely? Are there any drawbacks or dangers? (13 Jun 2005)
  24. We are switching our daughter from NPH to Lantus. Can you tell us about your experience with nine year olds on Lantus? We are a bit nervous. (7 Jun 2005)
  25. I am an American living in West Africa. Where might I be able to get Lantus in Nigeria? I may run out before I return to the U.S. (4 Jun 2005)
  26. In the past two weeks, my husband has had erratic blood sugars, including two bad lows. What can cause this? Can you lose the ability to feel lows? (1 Jun 2005)
  27. My daughter disconnects her pump on weekends and takes evening Lantus. She is low on Monday mornings. Is some of the Lantus still in her system? (29 May 2005)
  28. What can you tell me about Detemir? When will it be available in the U.S.? Is it taken as one dose or two? What do you think of Detemir? (27 May 2005)
  29. I was diagnosed with type 1 two and a half years ago. I take less than 10 units of insulin. Is this a proglonged honeymoon? Could I skip my Lantus? (22 May 2005)
  30. Using the standard 1800 rule is not possible for my infant son. Is there another way to come up with a realistic ISF? (20 May 2005)
  31. For high blood sugars, should my daughter get a shot of short-acting and long-acting insulin or just the long-acting insulin, then checked in an hour? (18 May 2005)
  32. What is the current thinking on using Lantus during pregnancy? (15 May 2005)
  33. My sister-in-law takes Lantus and Humalog. If she has a normal blood sugar and doesn't eat breakfast, should she still take Humalog in the morning? (13 May 2005)
  34. My son was diagnosed a month ago. Since he is often low after dinner and exercise, is it okay to skip his dinner Humalog, like we do on baseball nights? (13 May 2005)
  35. Can a person experience dangerous lows without long-acting insulin, after the short-acting insulin has been fully absorbed? What level is considered "dangerous?" (7 May 2005)
  36. When is detemir going to be available in the U.S.? What is your opinion about this insulin? Do you think it is wise to switch from Lantus? (12 Apr 2005)
  37. My son is taking NovoLog Pen injections. Could you tell me how long the insulin in the pen lasts after it has been puntcured? (10 Apr 2005)
  38. My recently diagnosed teen son has good control except in the evenings, even when we increase his dinner NovoLog. What do you suggest? (6 Apr 2005)
  39. My daughter takes Humalog with meals, Lantus at bedtime. She is waking low at 6 a.m. How do we determine which insulin is causing the lows? (25 Mar 2005)
  40. My daughter takes Lantus and diluted Humalog. Is it okay to pre-fill syringes with insulin and refrigerate them? If so, how long can I store them? (25 Mar 2005)
  41. Since splitting my son's Lantus dose, my son needs much less insulin. Could this be related to the Lantus? Or, is it related to my son's physical activity? (20 Mar 2005)
  42. The doctor decreased my son's Lantus because of lows. Now, he has highs at 3 a.m., with target numbers by breakfast. Do we need to change his insulin dose? (20 Mar 2005)
  43. Can Lantus have a mild peak in children in the first 12 hours? Is there anything else I should consider with giving Lantus in the morning instead of evening? (20 Mar 2005)
  44. Is there any difference between Humalog and NovoLog? I use Humalog and can't lose weight. I've heard that people on NovoLog don't seem to have this issue. (14 Mar 2005)
  45. Since my son's recent diagnosis, we have eliminated NovoRapid and reduced Lantus to prevent lows. Is it okay to give Lantus only during his honeymoon? (13 Mar 2005)
  46. Last night, our granddaughter took six units of Lantus. She was low all day today with no additional insulin. Are there any tests to determine what is going on? (10 Mar 2005)
  47. Since I am on Lantus, which I understand cannot be given via I.V., do I have to have an insulin/glucose drip when I go into labor? I am 31 weeks pregnant. (10 Mar 2005)
  48. I have been told that salt and caffeine intake can effect the Lantus my husband is taking. Is this true? If so, how? (6 Mar 2005)
  49. When I increase my insulin, my blood sugar goes over 300 mg/dl [16.7 mmol/L]. I test four times a day, take Lantus and NovoLog for meals. What do you suggest? (6 Mar 2005)
  50. What can you tell me about Apidra? How does it compare to NovoLog? (28 Feb 2005)
  51. My teen son has to eat a big snack to prevent nighttime hypoglycemia after his shot of Levemir. Why is this? Isn't Levemir supposed to prevent hypoglycemia? (27 Feb 2005)
  52. Due to highs, my father's doctor has told him to take Lantus and check his blood sugar once a day. Shouldn't he check often to get the Lantus dose correct? (20 Feb 2005)
  53. Have you heard of anything (positive or negative) about using the untethered regime with children? (19 Feb 2005)
  54. How can I better understand and calculate carbohydrates in order to apply insulin? (19 Feb 2005)
  55. My daughter often has highs at bedtime, morning and mid-morning. Should we be more aggressive with her insulin? Our doctor says not to worry. (16 Feb 2005)
  56. Since starting Lantus, I wake up twice and often feel "jumpy" as if I've had coffee. Could I take it in the morning? How do I make the transition? (3 Feb 2005)
  57. I have type 1.5 and take NovoLog. My two hour postprandial readings are often high. Is this common with NovoLog? (30 Jan 2005)
  58. Do you know of any side affects to hormones or ovaries when using Lantus insulin once daily and fast acting insulin? Can this cause a delay in puberty? (9 Jan 2005)

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