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Tweet Diabetes and statins have a complex relationship and are the focus of intense patient and healthcare debate. Statins are cholesterol-lowering drugs. Statins are cholesterol-lowering drugs that are frequently used as part of diabetes care due to the knowledge that people with diabetes face a greater likelihood of heart attack and stroke. When used alongside good blood glucose control and other medication, the case for statins argues that they cut cholesterol levels and lower the risk of a cardiovascular event. Type 2 diabetes in particular is commonly linked with higher levels of cholesterol. How can I lower my risk of cardiovascular problems without taking statins? There are other ways to lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of stroke and heart attacks. These methods include stopping smoking, reducing your alcohol intake, taking regular physical activity and ensuring your diet is not over-reliant on processed foods. In some people, a change in lifestyle can make enough of a difference to cholesterol levels for you to not require cholesterol lowering treatment such as statins. If, however, your cholesterol levels remain above the target cholesterol levels and factors su Continue reading >>

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  1. CeeJay

    Does anyone give these at the same time in the same syringe? I've read two books on using insulin and they both say that Levemir can be mixed with a short acting insulin. However, Novo Nordisk website says not to mix it. I was just wondering if anyone had heard this and if it is possible. One less injection a day would be great!
    Thanks for any replies.

  2. danismom79

    To make a short story long,
    Just for clarification, when Levemir, NPH, and Novalog were mixed, we saw
    a mid morning spike, though she was back in range by noon. So mixing the Levemir with the others appeared to delay the action of the Novalog (as the Levemir's information package says it will - go figure - note it didn't seem to at first, but at first our proportions were much smaller).
    To test this theory, the Levemir was admisitered in its own syringe, and the NPH and Novolog in another. By doing this the mid morning spike disappeared.
    Then DD said - that is too many needles!!! So we switched to Lantus to deliver the basal in one shot a day, instead of the two a day that the Levemir was coming in.
    Ashti
    Click to expand... From
    this thread. I never even tried to mix Levemir with anything - didn't want to take the chance.

  3. wilf

    CeeJay said: ↑
    Does anyone give these at the same time in the same syringe? I've read two books on using insulin and they both say that Levemir can be mixed with a short acting insulin. However, Novo Nordisk website says not to mix it. I was just wondering if anyone had heard this and if it is possible. One less injection a day would be great!
    Thanks for any replies. If your child is still honeymooning you might get away with mixing the Levemir with Novolog. But over time it will go progressively less well.
    Problem is, the Levemir slows the action of the Novolog and (post honeymoon) this will cause BG spikes after the meal at which you gave the mixture. You can give it a try, but be sure to measure BG every hour after the meal for a few days to see what is happening. And be aware that even if it works now it won't in the longer term..

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