Insulin Lispro

Brand Names: Humalog

Insulin lispro is used to treat type 1 diabetes as well as type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and LADA diabetes. In patients with type 1 diabetes, insulin lispro is used either with another type of insulin or in an external insulin pump. In patients with type 2 diabetes, insulin lispro may be used on its own, with another type of insulin, or with oral medications for diabetes. Insulin lispro is a short-acting, manmade version of human insulin that is primarily taken at mealtimes. Insulin lispro works by helping move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. It begins working in about 15 minutes with peak action reached in 30 to 90 minutes.

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Community Rating: 4.0

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Insulin Lispro Reviews

Analog insulin, as all insulin, is VERY user dependent: use based on your OWN set of measured response.

Pros: The original released analog insulin, it has a quick onset, peak and shrot duration but still DOES have a "tail" (length of action) that lasts for around 3 to 5 hours (depends on the user and what they ate and why they took the bolus).

Cons: As will all of the analogs there is a chance that one can develop an allergy to it, making one need higher and higher doses to achieve the same results. This seems to run across bolus and basal rates, but not yet familiar enough to say that ratio is identical for the change of action.

Overall: I've just returned to it after using Novolog for the last two years. I'm one of the "lucky" ones who gets to swap out after 18 months to two years (average).

By Yerachmiel
it works somewhat of the time

Pros: It is easy to use

Cons: It doesn't always work to lower my blood sugar enough.

Overall: in the beginning this medicine worked well for me know I seem to use it and it doesn't always lower my blood sugar.

By amyspeer
Works well as fast acting treatment

Pros: This is a dependable insulin treatment that I, a type 1 diabetic, can use with meals. For the past 12 years I have had to use whichever insulin my doctor could give me sample vials of, and this was one I felt secure with.

Cons: I had no problems with this insulin

Overall: Works well

By rangerlina
Humalog and Me

Pros: For me it's all about price and if it works. I can get this at the Haggen Pharmacy in Marysville, WA for around $20 per vial great price. I usually get 2 vials per month. I can't afford a pen so vial and syringes are what I have to use.

Cons: Biggest con for me is that I really can't afford any of my medications.

Overall: If it works don't fix it.

By Karyn Seiders
Insulin Pump

Pros: gives me insulin for about three days. Reduces the number of sticks. Lets me be more independent.

Cons: I have to be careful about the tubing.

Overall: I have been on the insulin pump for five years. It is so much easier for me than using the syringe. I only insert a cathiter every third day, and should something special comes up, I can take an additional doe to cover whatever I eat. This helps to keep my sugar more controled.

By bobtheone