Humalog Insuline

Mahmud78
By Mahmud78 Latest Reply 2011-02-15 14:49:10 -0600
Started 2011-02-14 13:04:55 -0600

Hi Community

any one using Humalog insuline mixing with any intermediate insuline in one syringe as one dose


7 replies

Harlen
Harlen 2011-02-14 20:42:23 -0600 Report

Hello I was on two typs of insulin but all I know its a bad thing to mix them
One thing is if you mix them the long acting insulin will not be long acting any more. and the fast acting will not be as fast acter as you will need it to be .
It's up to you ,I never would do it
Best wishes
Harlen

Mahmud78
Mahmud78 2011-02-15 13:38:03 -0600 Report

Hi Harlen Thanks for Reply so you mean we should not mix any two types of insuline (Short acting and long acting ) we use it seprately , i agree with your statement and it seems true as you said both insuline would not be long and fast acter . but i do not then why most of the doctors suggest to ues them as one mixture and why different ratios of two type of insuline mixtue available in the market

realsis77
realsis77 2011-02-14 13:44:08 -0600 Report

Hi. No I personally don't mix. I'm on lantus and humulin and I know you can't mix lantus. I'm not sure for the insulins your taking. To be safe and sure I would consult my doctor. He can probably answer that question by telephone so it wouldn't take an office visit. Good luck and keep us posted on how your doing.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2011-02-14 13:14:55 -0600 Report

I personally don't but they manufacture a mix of humalog and NPH in one pen/vial. As far as I know there is no problem mixing it in a syringe with other insulin, just not Lantus. The only rules I know are draw up the humalog first, inject right after mixing, don't mix with lantus and don't mix in a pump or try to mix an insulin pen. I just looked and found this tool which looks pretty handy and cool.

http://www.globalrph.com/insulin_mixing.htm