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3 Easy Tips To Lower Blood Sugar Fast

Jeanette Terry was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 11 years old, and she has since lived with diabetes through difficult life transitions, including the teenage years, college, and having children. She addresses the day-to-day struggles of living with diabetes—going beyond medical advice—to improve overall adherence and management. Extremely high blood sugar levels can be dangerous, and they can cause lasting health complications. Remember: if you ever have blood sugar readings that remain high for more than 24 hours without coming down (and after an effort has been made to lower them), you need to be addressed by a doctor. That being said, we've all had those days when we get a random high blood sugar reading and we are not sure what caused it…or we forget to give insulin, or we eat a delicious dessert without realizing how much sugar is actually in it. For whatever reason, those out of the ordinary high blood sugar readings happen and need to be treated. No need to rush to the doctor for every high blood sugar reading though. There are some simple steps you can take to lower blood sugar fast. Watch for signs of high blood sugar You know the feeling: extreme thir Continue reading >>

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  1. stephmonsta

    Difference between humalog and novolog?

    Is there any?

  2. pandorahsbox

    After 12 years of Humalog, I just switched to Novolog (4 weeks ago).And I hate it! The Novolog will NOT get stubborn numbers down as quickly as Humalog. What's more, Humalog does NOT drop kick me 3 hours later like Novolog does. I am far too busy to remember that I MUST eat for the anticipated 3 hour crash when the stupid Novolog never corrected my high number to begin with. I may as well go back to NPH if this continues. (Novolog will, however, work very quickly if you exercise immediately after injecting.) I've also noticed that I could feel my lows better on Humalog. Not so with Novolog, and the rebound highs are extreme. My numbers have never been this hideous in 40 years with Type 1. It's so discouraging to realize that my options are limited, but thanks to this board, I see that I'm not the only one.

  3. Type1Lou

    I, too, have been a Type 1 for 40 years as of this summer. I found that I was able to interchange both NovoLog and Humalog when my prior insurer mandated that I switch from NovoLog to Humalog or pay for it out of pocket. Although both are rapid acting insulins, their formulation is a bit different and not everyone is able to interchange them without difficulty (as you've discovered). As soon as I became eligible for Medicare, I switched back to NovoLog because I like it better (and I don't like being forced to change something that works.). BTW, I use an insulin pump and my last A1c was 6.4. If you were forced to change to NovoLog due to insurance issues, document your deteriorated control with NovoLog and send that documentation with a request to override whatever it was that made you to switch. My experience is that I've been able to successfully appeal many such insurance decisions…but it takes determination and documentation.

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