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Insulin

Is Insulatard a true replacement/alternative for Monotard? We have been advised to shift to it because Monotard is not available in penfills.

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I have heard of reports that the UK has approved a nasal insulin application, available in lieu of injections. Could you please give me any information or details on this?

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My 14 year old son with Type 1 diabetes will be going on a school trip soon. He will be traveling by bus and staying in motels for five days. I am concerned about keeping his insulin cool.

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I have a 7 year old son who has had type 1 diabetes since he was 2 and 1/2 years old. He gets 4 units of Humalog and 12 and 1/2 units of N in the morning. When does the N insulin start to work? When is the best time to check him to determine when the N is peaking for him?

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Within four hours after an insulin injection, my three year old son develops a full, bright red bump at the site which can last as long as two to three days. Our CDE isn’t concerned because they don’t hurt him, but I am concerned. I am afraid that these reactions will lead to dimpling at injection sites much faster, and they look unsightly. Any suggestions?

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I am taking Mixtard insulin and have been adding more Actrapid to it. How long can I keep the pre-mixed insulin in the same vial? I would like to try NovoRapid with Mixtard. Would this be okay? How long can I keep it in the same vial?

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Our insurance coverage is changing to a mandatory generic prescription plan. Is there a generic form of Humulin N? If not, do you have any suggestions on how to address this?

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I am concerned about the long-term effects of inhaled insulin on the lungs. Are my concerns valid? Do you know if I’d have to take the same dosage of insulin with an inhaler as I would with injected insulin?

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I am 40 years old, have had type 1 diabetes since age 10, and I am on a regimen of NPH with Regular insulin. Starting about a month ago, I have been having extreme low blood sugar at night about six to seven hours after injection, and it seems the insulin is dumping on me during this time, instead of getting a more even flow. Has something in me changed or the insulin?

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I have had type 1 diabetes for 34 years. I have heard about a new insulin called glargine. Can you provide me any updated information on this insulin and if and when it will be available in the US?

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