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My seven year old daughter, who has had diabetes since she was four, switched a Lantus and Humalog regimen about five months ago, and things were great for a while, but now it seems her blood sugar rises in the afternoon. I read on a chat transcript that it is possible to split the Lantus dose, giving the nighttime dose and a dose equal to half the nighttime dose in the morning. Would this be helpful in her situation?

January 2, 2002
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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?

December 27, 2001
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My eight year old has had erratic control on twice daily injections of NPH and Regular. Lantus sounds good, but a noon injection is not an option now at his school. Could Lantus be used at bedtime with only two other injections, morning and evening, of either NPH or Regular insulin?

December 19, 2001
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My adult son is on Ultralente with Regular, and his doctor wants to switch him to Lantus with Humalog. The problem is, since you can’t mix the two insulins, this means going from a minimum of three injections/day to four. Are there any fast acting insulins that will mix with Lantus?

December 17, 2001
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I’m a 15 year old male who has had type 1 diabetes for about six months, and I’m now debating whether or not to switch to Lantus insulin. I know that this means more shots, but I have a lighter schedule. I would like to hear an opinion on the subject and some pros and cons I would get from switching.

December 16, 2001
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My nine and a half year old daughter is using a combination of Regular and NPH, but her results are not stable, and I know that the Lantus is much more stable. Are any doctors using the Humalog/Lantus insulin combination in children?

December 11, 2001
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Recently, my daughter had severe and unexpected hypoglycemia had to be admitted to hospital for tests, which have so far revealed no problems so they are considering more tests. What might these be? Can Humalog act later than four to six hours and cause a severe and unexpected hypo?

December 5, 2001
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My 15 year old son has been asking me if he can go on Lantus insulin, but I feel this insulin is too new and should be studied more before letting him inject it into his body. How long has Lantus been studied before it was given to patients? Do you see any side effects in patients? Do you have many patients on Lantus?

December 2, 2001
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I have recently commenced using an insulin pump with Humalog, and I find that when I take a bolus the insulin stings, but it doesn’t happen with the basal doses. Any further feedback or comments in regard to this?

November 14, 2001
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My two year old has newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes. Do you have any information on the insulin activity of insulin glargine (Lantus) after the initial 24 hours?

October 22, 2001
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Is Lantus 24-hour insulin available for use Great Britain?

October 17, 2001
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My 12 year old daughter is switching to glargine soon, and I have several questions.

October 16, 2001
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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?

October 14, 2001
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My daughter has type 1 diabetes, works out three times per week, and swims daily. She is currently on NPH with a sliding scale of Humalog, She does not want to use a pump, and I thought Lantus might work, but I have heard from some sources that it does not pair well with a lot of athletic activity.

October 14, 2001
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My son is 22 years old, and has had type 1 diabetes for 10 years and epilepsy for about 5 years. Recently I read on the Internet that the insulin he uses has a common side effect of seizures. Do you have any information on this?

October 10, 2001
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How do you see Novolog in the scheme of things for people with type 1 diabetes?

October 10, 2001
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My wife has type 1 diabetes, and my son was born with a hypoglycaemic condition. I recently came across information that horrified me. From what I understand Humalog Insulin is not recommended during pregnancy, especially during the first 12 weeks. Is it general knowledge that Humalog may be implicated birth illnesses?

October 9, 2001
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I have had type 1 diabetes, and this month I changed to Lantus. Since the change, I have developed daily almost unbearable headaches during which my glucose is perfect. Are there any known side effects of Lantus?

October 2, 2001
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Are there truly any differences between Humalog and Novolog? When reading previous questions, it looks like the two are interchangeable. Do I interpret this correctly? What benefit, if any, might a Humalog user have if switched to Novolog?

September 29, 2001
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My son receives a three month supply of his insulin by mail, and I’ve just been informed that Lantus lasts about one month. Is this after opening the bottle or do we need to be concerned that his entire three month supply will go bad in a month?

September 25, 2001
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