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Insulin

I am on a insulin pump and very insulin resistant. I wish to become pregnant in the near future and know that I will require considerably more insulin. I am seeking information about availability of U-400 insulin. My understanding is that it is available for implantable insulin pumps. Can it be used in external pumps? Where can my doctor and I find more information?

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I’m a type 1, diagnosed nearly two years ago at age 33. My problem is that the amount of Ultralente I require seems to vary a lot. What could be causing this?

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My six year old daughter has been diabetic since the age of two. I seem to remember that there is a certain number of carbs that it covered by a unit of insulin. I have searched through my own information as well as that on the web and can’t seem to find the ratio anywhere.

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I would like to know when would it be appropriate to change insulin types. My daughter is now 2 years old.

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My 59 year old husband has adverse reactions to the Lilly Insulin products he has tried, but not to the Novo-Nordisk products. Could you please tell me what the difference is in how these two products are made, so we might determine the cause of these adverse reactions?

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We have been told to discard the vials one month after opening. There is usually more than one-half a vial of each going into the trash every month. Luckily, we have insurance that pays for insulin, but this sure seems wasteful. Any suggestions?

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I use insulin shipped to me via U.S. mail from the Veterans Administration pharmacy distributors in North Carolina, and it takes 4-5 days (with no refrigeration) to get to my home in Florida. Is it possible that the insulin could deteriorate enough during that time to affect my blood sugars?

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My two year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes six months ago. Is is there a formula by which I can calculate the insulin (Humalog) dose that a child who weights X pounds and who eats Y grams of carbs needs in order to return to her pre-meal blood glucose level?

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I have had type 1 diabetes for 18 years now, and last night I took 20 units of Humalog instead of Humulin N. Please tell me how long Humalog insulin lasts and what I should have done. I think it lasts two or three hours, but the nurse at the hospital said six to eight hours. Who is right?

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My seven year old niece was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. We are devastated. I found an advertisement for Lantus (insulin glargine) which needs to be injected once a day. Do you have any feedback on its effect? Is there really no way of curing this problem?

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