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Insulin Analogs

I know someone with type 1 diabetes who takes Humalog and NPH, in the morning, Humalog at dinner and NPH before bed. He seems to have more mood swings using the Humalog. Is this type of insulin causing these mood swings? Why use this instead of Regular insulin?

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I read that Lantus cannot be mixed with Humalog or Regular. Does this mean that the Lantus and Humalog or Regular must be injected in two separate shots? Does it mean that the longevity of Lantus permits people with diabetes to take only one shot per day without any other insulin?

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How long does it take Humalog (or any other insulin) to go “bad” when exposed to heat? How many repeated exposures to extremes, say a pen being brought into a hot car and then cooled by the air conditioning, can the insulin handle?

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I take Lantus at bedtime and have great blood sugar readings all day until dinner. I take Humalog to cover breakfast and lunch, but by dinner my blood sugar is high. I can take anywhere from 10-15 units of Humalog at dinner time (even though not eating that many carbs), but my blood sugar continues to increase all evening long (250-300 mg/dl [13.9-16.7 mmol/L]. Why does the Lantus work great all morning and after lunch but does not continue to work into the evening?

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My son is on Lantus with Humalog, he has been having low blood sugars in the middle of the night, and he usually wakes with a high blood sugar reading in the morning. Any suggestions?

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I have had type 1 diabetes for 14 years, and I have recently begun to experience pain and severe tightness in my neck and shoulders, with an accompanying severe itch. Even more recently, I have had numbness and tingling down both arms, and even after tests, no one can figure out what is going on. Has anyone dealt with anything similar? Any thoughts on this problem?

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I am a house manager at a substance abuse recovery center. One of my clients has an elevated blood sugar count and his insulin will not bring it down. Before he came here his insulin was left unrefrigerated for two days. If Lantus is left unrefrigerated for two days will it affect the Insulin?

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Why has the price of Humalog increased so steeply lately? I understand that prices increase over time, but this is an almost 100% increase.

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I’m thinking about going on an insulin pump. However, I have a couple of bottles of Humalog that I haven’t used yet, and I would hate to waste this insulin. Can I inject the Humalog from the bottles into the pump?

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Since switching to Lantus, my daughter’s menstrual cycles are messed up. Could it be because insulin is a hormone that is affecting her other hormones?

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