Is Humulin And Novolin The Same ?
...found I need to be a little more careful with my dinner time bolus because the duration does seem to last longer up to maybe 10 hours instead of 6 hours ... I agree that the onset and duration curves between Humulin R and Novolin R are noticeably different. I have just been switched and having many problems adjusting to, what I find, is a much slower onset, and a much longer duration with Novolin R. I miss the ease and reliability of Humulin R!!! Not sure WHY... but I did notice I felt better when on Humalin than when on Nova insulins of the same type. I so agree! I feel Humulin (R) is "the good stuff", and Novolin (R) is the "can work in a pinch stuff". I'm really disappointed with the differences I've been seeing over the past month with Novolin. But maybe that view is due to use of Humulin over the past 20 years, and this "new stuff" seems like a step down in reliability. Just a different curve, I suppose, but it sure is a pain to adjust! Humulin R: Onset 30-60 min. Peaks 2-3 hrs. Duration 4-6 hrs. Novolin R: Onset 30 min. Peaks 2.5-5 hrs. Duration 8 hrs. From my experience I'd lean towards the high side of both those numbers, and actually maybe even a bit higher still for t Continue reading >>