Insulin

southern_ lady
By southern_ lady Latest Reply 2009-03-18 12:30:29 -0500
Started 2009-03-14 19:51:27 -0500

My insulin was not working ,novalog and my Dr changed it to novalin and it has helped
just by changing it,it is staying
where it should now,so if you
have trouble with your sugar being high,check in to changing meds.


11 replies

PAT L
PAT L 2009-03-15 14:16:27 -0500 Report

WELL PEOPLE, THE VA HERE USES NOVOLIN N 8 HOUR AN R 3 HOUR. I USE 20 UNITS OF N, IN THE MORNING, AN 10 UNITS OF R BEFORE A LARGE MEAL. THEN 25 TO 35 UNITS AT NIGHT, AN THAT DEPENDS ON WHAT MY BS READING ARE BEFORE I TAKE MY SHOT. I GO TO BED WITH A READING OF AROUND 100 AN GET UP TO A READING AROUND THE SAME. DURING THE DAY IT STAYS AROUND 110, UNLESS IF FORGET TO INJECT, AN I DRINK MY COFFEE WITH REAL SUGAR. LOLOL JUST THOUGHT THIS WOULD HELP THOSE THAT MIGHT HAVE PROBLEMS… AN NOVOLIN IS CHEAPER AT THE STORE…

pauly55
pauly55 2009-03-15 14:05:05 -0500 Report

I'm on the novalog pen and also levemier
pen(long acting)and I still have a hard time maintaining control…

lipsie
lipsie 2009-03-15 13:57:39 -0500 Report

Glad to hear that it worked out for you. The doctor just changed mine but because of my darm insurance won't not cover Humulog no more so now on Navolog as others here suggested. Sheila

jsd2005
jsd2005 2009-03-15 08:25:10 -0500 Report

I agree wholeheartedly. If your sugars remain consistently high after starting insulin and continuing it for awhile, depending on how high they run, you should talk with your Dr. There are so many insulins out there, sometimes it takes awhile to find the right one.

2009-03-14 20:55:57 -0500 Report

Glad to hear the change in insulin worked for you. They have changed mine a few times and I can tell a slight difference. I was told I was allergic to human insulin, then I wasn't allergic to human insulin and now I'm back on humulin, where I started. I'll keep that in mind if my numbers start jumping around! Take care of yourself, Angie

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-03-14 22:37:41 -0500 Report

Angie I am allergic to humilin insulin too. I was on a hild purified pok. Now I am on the Novolog flex pen…Debe

2009-03-15 19:54:54 -0500 Report

Debe, is the Pen easier to handle than a syringe? My insurance won't cover the pen, but just curious about how easy it is to use? Thanks much :)

2009-03-15 19:56:47 -0500 Report

I used the pen for awhile, but I kept moving the needle when it was in, and when I pulled it out, it ripped my skin. The pen at that time was made out of metal.

2009-03-15 20:19:10 -0500 Report

OUCH, never mind, nope, notta, no! Thanks but I'll stay with the syringe! :(

Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2009-03-18 12:30:29 -0500 Report

My son thinks that it is much easier than the needles…All you have to do is dial it up and give the shot..I wish your insurance would pay for it, it seems much easier and you do not have to refrigerate it, unlike the vial of insulin…

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