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Insulin

Since starting a regimen of Lantus with Novolog, my A1c has actually been rising the past few months, my doctors have “blamed” the Lantus and have decided to switch me to NPH. I am little scared as there is an NPH peak, not to mention an additional morning shot. Is NPH past its prime? Are there not newer sources? After all, a lot has happened in the fifty years since they developed NPH. Should I be looking elsewhere?

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My nine year old son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a week ago, has developed a very itchy rash in his right armpit which consists of small red bumps and larger bumps that look like pimples. He seems to be developing the same condition in his left armpit. Is this a side effect of the insulin? How can it be treated?

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My one year old daughter is getting insulin after breakfast and after tea, and she is having hypoglycaemia around 45 minutes after her evening meal.She has her shots in her buttocks and usually has a bath after her tea. Could the warm bath water cause the insulin to work more quickly?

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The doctor won’t give us prescriptions for more than 3 months and says we have to do $200 worth of lab test each time. We are humble people without insurance and have a very small income. We just can’t do this. How can I get the medicines my son needs to stay alive?

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Why is insulin supposedly good for only 28 days? Why does it go bad for some people?

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My daughter has had diabetes for three months. Since the flu, she has symptoms of hypoglycemia with normal blood sugars. Is this normal?

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While using mixed 70/30 Humalog in the morning and before dinner, I am having lows after meals since starting a new diet. Should I use smaller doses or a different mix of insulins?

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What are insulin crystals and where do they come from?

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My son is having lows around midnight. Could it be from playing football? Is a big dose of Humalog at 7 p.m. contributing to the lows?

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Can Humalog and Regular insulins be administered at the same time? Would this result in hypoglycemia?

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