Can You Mix Levemir And Novolog Together?

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Can Humulin R Be Taken With Levemir. Not At The Same Time But Can Humulin R Be Taken At Meal Time And Levemir For Basal???

Question Originally asked by Community Member fl98girl Can Humulin R Be Taken With Levemir. Not At The Same Time But Can Humulin R Be Taken At Meal Time And Levemir For Basal??? Answer Humulin regular can be used as a bolus insulin at meal time with Levemir as a basal. However, it is not recommended (or FDA approved) to be mixed together. Some health care providers use NPH/Regular at breakfast, regular at dinner and Levemir at bedtime to avoid the potential for lows overnight. Some also my use Levemir at Breakfast, regular at breakfast (separate shot), regular at dinner and Levemir at bedtime. Hope this helps. Dr.Cogen You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Continue reading >>

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  1. Blessed617


    As I read the posts I get more and more confused. When I was initially diagnosed I was put on metformin and worked up to 1000mg 2x daily. In August I landed in the hospital and taken off the metformin and sent home on insulin with absolutely no instruction on how to administer it besides take novolog with meals and levemir at bedtime. I understand that I need to work on regular meal times but that is not always possible. My prescription says to take WITH meals but now I read where some take it before meals. When I was in the hospital I got it at various times depending on when the nurse got to me. Does it make a difference when I take the fast acting insulin? I take the Levemir at the same time every night. Should I set times throughout the day to take the Novolog or should I take it with a meal or before a meal? Any input is greatly appreciated. Oh, as for why I was taken off the met and on the insulin, I have no idea. I don't mind though as my readings are much lower with the insulin.

  2. candyjb

    I take my Lantus 2x a day also because when I was taking 1x it wouldn't last for the 24 hours. I take my Novalog or Humalog according to the amount of carbs I eat…there are some great books that help with carb counting and include several restaurants, name brand foods at your grocery store, etc. Just go to your local Waldenbooks or Borders and I believe the author's name is Corrine T Netzger…she has done several of these books. Once you figure out the things you eat most it's pretty easy. Hope this helps

  3. Jeannie Holmes

    I'm on Lantus 2 x a day and Novalog with meals. I was told to take the Novolog within 10 minutes of eating. Good luck!

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