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Just diagnosed in February, my daughter spaces her NovoLog injections at a minimum of three hours apart. I’ve heard some people do overlaps. Is there a formula to use for overlapping doses?

April 22, 2008
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What can you tell me about the carcinogenicity of Lantus? Is Levemir safer?

April 13, 2008
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Will showering after a Lantus injection affect its absorption? How would exercising before the shot affect its absorption?

March 23, 2008
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I take Starlix for postprandial highs and have an A1c of 6.4. My doctor wants me to take Lantus to bring down my fasting blood sugars. Do you think this is necessary given my current A1c?

February 18, 2008
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My toddler’s doctor has suggested we switch from Humalog Mix 25/75 to Lantus and NovoRapid to prevent lows. Is this safe for a two-year-old? What time of day should we give the Lantus?

January 24, 2008
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Since switching to NovoLog, my son has been complaining about his injections burning. Why would this be happening?

November 12, 2007
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Are there any diluents to use with Levemir?

November 9, 2007
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Which insulin do you recommend for a newly diagnosed 15-month-old baby: NovoRapid or Actrapid?

November 9, 2007
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Diagnosed with LADA five years ago, I stopped insulin due to swelling. Off insulin, the swelling went away, but it returned when I resumed insulin in order to conceive. Why is the edema not dissipating?

October 23, 2007
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Since his diagnosis with type 1, my son’s weight has not gone up very much, even though he eats a lot. Should I give him more carbohydrates/more insulin? Why does his Humalog take so long to work? Could there be a problem with his thyroid?

October 22, 2007
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At age 16, I am only 5 feet, 5 inches tall, partly due to high A1cs, but I now have better control of my blood sugars. If I switch to Lantus, will it help me grow?

August 9, 2007
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Diagnosed with type 1 in mid-February, my pre-teen son has been having daily headaches for a month. Is this related to his insulin? Is this common with well regulated pre-teens?

July 19, 2007
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Knowing what we know now about the safety of Lantus and short term insulins, why do pediatric endocrinologists at children’s hospitals still use NPH to treat new type 1 patients?

July 15, 2007
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Diagnosed two weeks ago, my sister is now on NovoRapid and Lantus. Her blood sugars are around 4 mmol/L [72 mg/dl] to 8 mmol/L [144 mg/dl]. Is her dosing appropriate? Is there a cure for type 1?

July 3, 2007
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My son just switched to Lantus a month ago and takes it at night. Because his morning blood sugars are high, should he take Humalog at night as well? When should he take his metformin?

June 30, 2007
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My teen has started taking one shot of Levemir in the morning. His morning numbers are high. Does he need two daily injections? Does Levemir last as long as Lantus?

June 24, 2007
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My son’s clinic wants him to switch from Actrapid/Insulatard to NovoRapid/glargine. Are these insulins safe? Is there a limit to the amount of insulin one can take daily?

June 23, 2007
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I take 10 or 11 units of Humalog three times a day, plus four or five more units at bedtime. Is this a lot of Humalog compared to others?

May 30, 2007
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With diet and exercise, I have relatively good control of my diabetes except for elevated fasting blood sugars. Would the use of long-acting insulin, such as Lantus, be beneficial? I am reluctant to use oral medications due to their side effects.

May 4, 2007
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What is the duration time for Humalog? The nurse says it’s gone in three hours, but it seems to last longer in my son. Should I change his pump accordingly?

April 8, 2007
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