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Can you tell me the advantages/disadvantages of Lantus as compared to Lente or Ultralente?

June 28, 2001
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It is unclear to me how Lantus (insulin glargine), which essentially has no peak in activity, will be effective in controlling the rise in blood sugar that naturally occurs in most individuals in the early morning hours. Don’t you foresee higher waking blood sugar values as a down side to this insulin?

June 27, 2001
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Is Lantus safe for use in pregnancy? The prescribing information is very vague. Have there been any problems reported by pregnant women in Europe?

June 27, 2001
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How safe is Lantus if you have retinopathy? I have lost one eye to it, and I am having problems with the other eye.

June 18, 2001
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What’s the latest on Lantus? Our pediatric endocrinologist says it’s now available in the U.S., but there’s a study showing it might have a mitogenic effect (carcinogenic) on some cells, so he’s not quite ready to recommend it. What’s the talk in diabetic medical circles here?

June 5, 2001
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Has there been any research/studies on injecting Humalog after meals?

May 31, 2001
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I have been using an insulin pump with Humalog, and recently, my husband and I told the doctor we were ready for our second child. He advised us to switch back to Regular, but, now I’m on it, I’m having troubles with my blood sugars, so I would like to switch back. I would like to know more about the effects of Humalog in the first trimester of pregnancy.

May 24, 2001
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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?

May 9, 2001
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My daughter is six years of age and has been taking Humalog since she was diagnosed, The information on your websitetates that had received FDA approval for children over the age of 12 and that studies were ongoing to obtain approval for younger children.

May 8, 2001
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My sister has had juvenile diabetes for 13 years. She just switched to Humalog with NPH once. One of our friend’s diabetes specialist doctor suggested that there are severe side-effects of Humalog, and advised not to take it. Would you please help me here since I don’t see information about Humalog’s side-effects in your website.

May 7, 2001
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My nine year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a year ago, and we have been working toward putting her on the pump (we even switched doctors to do this). Her new doctor says she would do better on Lantus and Humalog because she is athletic. What are your thoughts on this?

April 29, 2001
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For the past six months, my fasting blood sugars have been hovering around 200+ mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L], and it is 65-110 mg/dl [3.6-6.1 mmol/L] during the night. Neither Ultralente nor NPH has been able to control the fasting blood sugars. So, an increase of my usual dosage is not possible. In my type of situation, high fasting numbers, would Lantus be a good thing to try?

April 24, 2001
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My sister just switched to Humalog before dinner, but a friend who is a diabetes specialist, said not to use Humalog because it has severe long-term side effects. Would you please give us more information about the pros and cons of Humalog?

April 13, 2001
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I just wanted to comment on a recent question in which a man had trouble with hypoglycemia after changing his infusion set and cartridge on his pump. Is it possible that he is putting Humalog that is straight out of the refrigerator into the pump into the pump? As the insulin warms up in the pump, it expands, therefore infusing slightly more insulin than anticipated.

March 5, 2001
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I have recently heard that there have been problems associated with Humalog. According to the report, if you are on one kind and get switched over to the other, this can cause some serious side effects such as comas, etc. They also reported that one person died due to this. What information do you have?

February 19, 2001
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My son’s insulins were both opened two and one-half and have been stored in the refrigerator, except to transport to another destination. His bedtime blood glucose readings have been quite high for the past five days or so and increasing his insulin has not worked. Could it be that we need a fresh vial of Humalog? Is two and one-half months a normal shelf life of Humalog?

January 4, 2001
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I am 16 and was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 12. I use insulin lispro. I once had to inject 22 units of insulin when my blood sugar was very high. It made me shiver and feel really faint. Is this normal or did I take a dangerous dose?

September 13, 2000
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Is there a rule of thumb to follow when administering the Humalog with regard to how much one unit will lower her blood sugar? How much Humalog is necessary to cover a certain amount of consumed carbohydrates?

September 13, 2000
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Can the use of Humalog cause feelings of excessive heat and dehydration and bring on asthma attacks?

August 21, 2000
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Is NovoRapid approved for use by children?

July 20, 2000
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