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Can You Mix Levemir And Novolog Together?

Mixing Levemir Or Lantus With Humalog

Mixing Levemir Or Lantus With Humalog

D.D. Family Type-3c/1b, Dx 79 On MDI, CKD-3, SA type-3c (Pancreatitis) on MDI, CKD-3, RRMS, Multiple Sclerosis w/bilateral stage-3 Meniere's mimic, Psoriasis, Thyroid, AFIB, Rheumatic Fever Heart disease, More than 10 long standing Dawson's Fingers (MS pot-holes) in brain, spinal lesions, spinal stenosis and carpel tunnel. Well, theoretically, Lantus changes consistency at higher pH levels, becoming thicker, which can interfere with the absorption of both insulins. Like many theories, however, this one is at odds with reality. I've mixed Lantus with Humalog and with Regular, and all insulins acted as they would if they were injected separately. ... Changing consistency is not important. The mix (Lantus) certainly precipitates (which is important as chemically it is changed) when mixed but from my use after mixing I agree with you that it's as if it wasn't mixed. I stopped mixing anyway. (Perhaps the precipitation works similar to the unmixed binding to cells after injecting, or perhaps mixed Lantus binds to cells and the other insulin, or re-precipitates as it should (un-mixed) after injecting.) There is a good Sept, 2012 post by Brian (bsc) here about the action of lantus with other insulins Personally, Ive had A1Cs 5.6 to 6.2 on Lantus, mixing with Humalog and Regular. 26L/8R/8HLog(sliding scale) just before injecting every morning. I was always disturbed that it turned cloudy when I add the Lantus to the other two. I finally read somewhere about how Lantus works (maybe WebMD) and decided to no longer mix. My A1Cs didnt change. Perhaps injecting right after mixing is okay, but I still didnt mix. Now my insurance company says I have to jump through hoops to use Lantus so Im on their recommended Levimir. I havent started mixing, but so far I take more Humalog at supper Continue reading >>

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???

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 >>

Levemir Side Effects Center

Levemir Side Effects Center

Levemir (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) is a man-made form of a hormone that is produced in the body used to treat diabetes in adults and children. Common side effects of Levemir include: injection site reactions (e.g., pain, redness, irritation), swelling of the hands/feet, thickening of the skin where you inject Levemir, weight gain, headache, back pain, stomach pain, flu symptoms, or cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat. Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Levemir including: signs of low potassium level in the blood (such as muscle cramps, weakness, or irregular heartbeat). Levemir is for once- or twice-daily subcutaneous (under the skin) administration. Patients treated with Levemir once-daily should administer the dose with the evening meal or at bedtime. Patients requiring twice-daily dosing can administer the evening dose with the evening meal, at bedtime, or 12 hours after the morning dose. Levemir may interact with albuterol, clonidine, reserpine, guanethidine, or beta-blockers. Other medicines can increase or decrease the effects of insulin Levemir on lowering your blood sugar. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Levemir. Discuss a plan for managing your blood sugars with your doctor before you become pregnant. Your doctor may switch the type of insulin you use during pregnancy. It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding. Insulin needs may change while breastfeeding. Our Levemir (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication. T Continue reading >>

Similarities And Differences Between Levemir Vs Novolog

Similarities And Differences Between Levemir Vs Novolog

What is Levemir? Levemir, which is also known as insulin detemir, is long acting insulin that is prescribed to patients with diabetes mellitus. Insulin detemir is a man made insulin that works similarly to the hormone we produce naturally. When injected under the skin, this insulin medication works by helping glucose enter the muscle cells to be used for energy. It can be used alone or in combination with other diabetes drugs such as metformin. You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, such as insulin detemir, or you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis. What is Novolog? Novolog is a fast acting insulin that is prescribed to patients with diabetes. As a fast acting insulin, it starts to work very quickly to reduce blood sugar levels when it is administered subcutaneously. After using this medication, you are supposed to eat within 5 to 10 minutes. The drug is usually prescribed together with long acting or intermediate acting insulin. Similarities and differences between Levemir and Novolog Similarities Levemir and novolog are both diabetes drugs that are prescribed to patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Both medications are man made insulin that mimics the work of the natural hormone that is produced in the body. Insulin is a natural hormone that helps to control blood sugar levels in the body. When you inject these medications, they help absorb and process glucose to be used or stored by the body’s cells for fuel. This helps to reduce high levels of blood sugar, thus reducing the risk of long term complications such as loss of limbs, blindness, kidney damage, and nerve problems. Both drugs are administered subcutaneously using an injection pen or syringe. Your healthcare provider will show you the best place to inject t Continue reading >>

How High A Dose Do You Take Of Levemir And Novolog?

How High A Dose Do You Take Of Levemir And Novolog?

How high a dose do you take of Levemir and Novolog? Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. How high a dose do you take of Levemir and Novolog? I am a new to this forum and wanted to ask what the max people have taken of these two meds. I have been on injections for about a year. When I started, Endo said I would feel better very soon. Well still feel lously and my A1C has increased. They started me on very small amounts and am now on 40units of Levemir in the morning and 50units at bedtime. Also take about 25 units of Novolog at dinner and sometimes 10 to 15 units at lunch depending on what I have. My A1c is over 8. My GP says to increase meds slowly , that there is no max amount on these drugs. My Endo says no, dont increase as I may go under when I sleep. My morning bloods sugars are between 170 and 200. I am in the process of getting a thread mill and am getting religion as far as exercise goes. Want to know what the max amount of these drugs that people have taken. Am caught between two Doctors and am confused. Thanks for any thoughts. I am obviously insulin resistant and gained about 7 pounds since I started the insulin. Have just lost 3 of those pounds but am starving all the time. I am a new to this forum and wanted to ask what the max people have taken of these two meds. I have been on injections for about a year. When I started, Endo said I would feel better very soon. Well still feel lously and my A1C has increased. They started me on very small amounts and am now on 40units of Levemir in the morning and 50units at bedtime. Also take about 25 units of Novolog at dinner and sometimes 10 to 15 units at lunch depending on w Continue reading >>

What Would Happen If I Mixed Lantus With Novolog?

What Would Happen If I Mixed Lantus With Novolog?

What would happen if I mixed Lantus with Novolog? Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today to contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. What would happen if I mixed Lantus with Novolog? I take both insulins by syringe and I almost used the same syringe for both. My syringes are the orange type and brand name is ReliOn. Is there a way that I can get diffient color for each syringe so I don't get these syringes mixed up and don't have to waste them by useing them only one time. Doctor told me I could use them more then one time. I would suggest you switch to the Lantus Solostar pen and eliminate this problem. I don't, but others that use the Lantus Solostar pen, or other pens, reuse their pen needles. In this way any cross contamination is virtually impossible. The possibility also exists that even though you might try using different color syringes...that system can also be compromised. You retinas cannot see the difference in colors in low light. Oops, forgot to answer your question: If you mix Lantus and Novolog together...your body will swell up twice its size and explode. If you're going to do this I suggest you do it in the bathroom. Less forensic clean up. The doctor told me to never mix the insulins together but I forgot to ask why not? The cost for me with insurance is 699.00 for five pens out of pocket. This is why I use insulin vial instead of the flexpens. The doctor told me to never mix the insulins together but I forgot to ask why not? The cost for me with insurance is 699.00 for five pens out of pocket. This is why I use insulin vial instead of the flexpens. If you accidentally inject lantus (from a used syringe) into the novolog, you're going to cause precipi Continue reading >>

Insulin Analogs

Insulin Analogs

Insulin analogs mimic the body’s natural pattern of insulin release. Once absorbed, they act on cells like human insulin, but are absorbed from fatty tissue more predictably. An analog refers to something that is “analogous” or similar to something else. Therefore, “insulin” analogs are analogs that have been designed to mimic the body’s natural pattern of insulin release. These synthetic-made insulins are called analogs of human insulin. However, they have minor structural or amino acid changes that give them special desirable characteristics when injected under the skin. Once absorbed, they act on cells like human insulin, but are absorbed from fatty tissue more predictably. In this section, you will find information about: Rapid-acting injected insulin analog The fastest working insulins are referred to as rapid-acting insulin. They include: These insulin analogs enter the bloodstream within minutes, so it is important to inject them within 5 to 10 minutes of eating. They have a peak action period of 60-120 minutes, and fade completely after about four hours. Higher doses may last slightly longer, but will last no more than five or six hours. Rapid acting insulin analogs are ideal for bolus insulin replacement. They are given at mealtimes and for high blood sugar correction. Rapid-acting insulins are used in insulin pumps, also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) devices. When delivered through a CSII pump, the rapid-acting insulins provide the basal insulin replacement, as well as the mealtime and high blood sugar correction insulin replacement. The insulins that work for the longest period of time are referred to as long-acting insulin. They provide relatively constant insulin levels that plateau for many hours after injection. Some Continue reading >>

Novo Nordisk Launches Customizable Online Resources For Managing Diabetes - Jan 13, 2011

Novo Nordisk Launches Customizable Online Resources For Managing Diabetes - Jan 13, 2011

Novo Nordisk Launches Customizable Online Resources for Managing Diabetes Diabetes tracking tools, healthy eating resources and recipes, and community sharing designed to engage and support patients PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 13, 2011 / PRNewswire / -- Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, has launched a comprehensive, highly customizable online support program for people living with diabetes called Cornerstones4Care. Through advanced information management technology, Cornerstones4Care will be a one-stop source to learn about diabetes and innovative Novo Nordisk treatment options and delivery device systems. People can also receive recipes, look up food nutritional values, connect with others and even receive daily action plans all tailored to a patient's lifestyle and information needs. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: (Photo: ) Patients can log on to www.Cornerstones4Care.com to see if they qualify for a money-saving offer on Novo Nordisk insulin products. The program focuses on four "cornerstones" of diabetes control checking blood sugar, eating healthy, engaging in physical activity and taking diabetes medicines. The program brings together a number of unique features in one place: diabetes and treatment information, interactive and downloadable tools, strategies for dealing with special situations. This includes things like travel, support for checking blood sugar, and innovative resources to make it easy and fun to eat healthy foods and be active. "We wanted to provide diabetes patients with a wide range of information and support in these four key areas of diabetes management to help them achieve their personal goals," said Camille Lee, Vice President, Diabetes Marketing. "Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been Continue reading >>

Using Novologflexpen | Novolog (insulin Aspart Injection) 100 U/ml

Using Novologflexpen | Novolog (insulin Aspart Injection) 100 U/ml

Please scroll down for Important Safety Information and Prescribing Information. Levemiris a long-acting insulin analog that can help control high blood sugar for up to 24 hours in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Levemircan be dosed once or twice daily and is the first and only long-acting insulin analog that has been approved for use in children with type 1 diabetes as young as 2 years of age. Levemiris also the first and only man-made long-acting insulin to receive a Pregnancy Category B classification. Levemiris available in 10 mL vials, and in FlexTouch. LevemirFlexTouchis the only prefilled insulin pen with no push-button extension and is covered by most health insurance plans and Medicare part D plans. Ask your doctor if LevemirFlexTouchis right for you. For more information on LevemirFlexTouchand a money-saving offer, please visit www.levemir.com . Do not share your LevemirFlexTouchwith other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them. you have an allergy to Levemiror any of the ingredients in Levemir. Read the Instructions for Useand take exactly as directed. Know the type and strength of your insulin.Do notchange your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to. Check your blood sugar levels.Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them. Do not reuse or share your needles with other people.You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them. NeverinjectLevemirinto a vein or muscle. What is Levemir (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection)? Levemiris a man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes mellitus. Levemiris not meant for Continue reading >>

Insulin: How To Give A Mixed Dose

Insulin: How To Give A Mixed Dose

Many people with diabetes need to take insulin to keep their blood glucose in a good range. This can be scary for some people, especially for the first time. The truth is that insulin shots are not painful because the needles are short and thin and the insulin shots are placed into fatty tissue below the skin. This is called a subcutaneous (sub-kyu-TAY-nee-us) injection. In some cases, the doctor prescribes a mixed dose of insulin. This means taking more than one type of insulin at the same time. A mixed dose allows you to have the benefits of both short-acting insulin along with a longer acting insulin — without having to give 2 separate shots. Usually, one of the insulins will be cloudy and the other clear. Some insulins cannot be mixed in the same syringe. For instance, never mix Lantus or Levemir with any other solution. Be sure to check with your doctor, pharmacist, or diabetes educator before mixing. These instructions explain how to mix two different types of insulin into one shot. If you are giving or getting just one type of insulin, refer to the patient education sheet Insulin: How to Give a Shot. What You Will Need Bottles of insulin Alcohol swab, or cotton ball moistened with alcohol Syringe with needle (You will need a prescription to buy syringes from a pharmacy. Check with your pharmacist to be sure the syringe size you are using is correct for your total dose of insulin.) Hard plastic or metal container with a screw-on or tightly-secured lid Parts of a Syringe and Needle You will use a syringe and needle to give the shot. The parts are labeled below. Wash the work area (where you will set the insulin and syringe) well with soap and water. Wash your hands. Check the drug labels to be sure they are what your doctor prescribed. Check the expiration date o Continue reading >>

Can You Mix Levimir With Humalog In One Syringe ?

Can You Mix Levimir With Humalog In One Syringe ?

Can you Mix Levimir with Humalog in one syringe ? Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Can you Mix Levimir with Humalog in one syringe ? According to Gary Scheiner " Think Like a Pancreas " (2004 edition) Detimir ( Levemir ) can be mixed with a fast acting insulin. However most other sources state that you can not mix them. Has anyone tried mixing Levemir and Humalog with success ? You can't mix them in the same syringe. What Scheiner means is you can take them at the same time - you just do two injections in different parts of your body. I'd defer to the manufacturers with this, who state explicitly not to mix. AFAIK mixing won't make the world explode but studies suggest it may change the profile of one or both, an x factor you could do without. " Lantus must be given in it's own syring (it can not be mixed with other insulins, meaning that a lot of injections will be necessary. Detemir may be mixed with fast acting insulin." I'm pretty sure that means that Scheiner is saying mixing in the same syringe. ( Not 2 injections in different parts of body) From the Levemir pharmaceutical notes: ( ) If LEVEMIR is mixed with other insulin preparations, the profile of action of one or both individual components may change. Mixing LEVEMIR with insulin aspart, a rapid acting insulin analog, resulted in about 40% reduction in AUC(0-2h) and Cmax for insulin aspart compared to separate injections when the ratio of insulin aspart to Assuming your quote is correct, I don't know why Gary Scheiner recommends this. Potentially mucking around with the onset of insulin is just bad news. The quote form Schiener's book is from 2004. Maybe at the time Continue reading >>

What Is Insulin? | Novolog (insulin Aspart Injection) 100 U/ml

What Is Insulin? | Novolog (insulin Aspart Injection) 100 U/ml

Please scroll down for Important Safety Information and Prescribing Information. Levemiris a long-acting insulin analog that can help control high blood sugar for up to 24 hours in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Levemircan be dosed once or twice daily and is the first and only long-acting insulin analog that has been approved for use in children with type 1 diabetes as young as 2 years of age. Levemiris also the first and only man-made long-acting insulin to receive a Pregnancy Category B classification. Levemiris available in 10 mL vials, and in FlexTouch. LevemirFlexTouchis the only prefilled insulin pen with no push-button extension and is covered by most health insurance plans and Medicare part D plans. Ask your doctor if LevemirFlexTouchis right for you. For more information on LevemirFlexTouchand a money-saving offer, please visit www.levemir.com . Do not share your LevemirFlexTouchwith other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them. you have an allergy to Levemiror any of the ingredients in Levemir. Read the Instructions for Useand take exactly as directed. Know the type and strength of your insulin.Do notchange your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to. Check your blood sugar levels.Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them. Do not reuse or share your needles with other people.You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them. NeverinjectLevemirinto a vein or muscle. What is Levemir (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection)? Levemiris a man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes mellitus. Levemiris not meant for Continue reading >>

Patient Assistance Program

Patient Assistance Program

Even though NovoLog® is covered by most health insurance and Medicare plans,a we know that sometimes things can get in the way of filling your prescription: Having a hard time getting the prescription coverage you need Money issues that make it difficult to pay for your insulin If you have questions about insurance reimbursement for NovoLog®, you can contact our call center at 1-866-310-7549. Please have your insurance information with you when you call. This includes your managed care plan name and your group number, which should be on your insurance card. If you can’t afford the cost of your insulin, we may be able to help. Making our products available to people who need them but cannot afford them is part of Novo Nordisk's commitment to helping people with diabetes. Anyone with diabetes who meets the eligibility requirements for the Patient Assistance Program (PAP) can receive NovoLog®, or any other Novo Nordisk product free of charge as long as they stay eligible. aFormulary data are provided by Fingertip Formulary® and are current as of January 2015. Because formularies do change and many health plans offer more than one formulary, please check directly with the health plan to confirm coverage. Continue reading >>

Compare Novolog Vs. Levemir

Compare Novolog Vs. Levemir

When used correctly, this medication will l lower blood sugar every time you use it and prevent the harmful, long-term effects of high sugar levels on your organs and blood vessels. You can easily change the dose of Novolog (insulin aspart) to fit your individual needs. Starting insulin early in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes can maintain your body's insulin-producing cells and slow down disease progression. Can use Novolog (insulin aspart) even if you have liver or kidney problems, unlike many other blood sugar-lowering medicines. Insulin is the most effective blood sugar lowering medication, as it lowers A1c (average blood sugar over time) up to 2 or 3%. When used correctly, it'll prevent the harmful effects of high blood sugar levels on your organs and blood vessels. Levemir (insulin detemir) is a long lasting insulin that provides consistent, all-day blood sugar control with less risk of low blood sugar. Doses can be easily adjusted to make a customized regimen that's tailored to your body's needs. Starting insulin early in the treatment of type 2 diabetes can maintain your body's insulin producing cells and slow down disease progression. Levemir (insulin detemir) can be used in people with liver or kidney problems. 177 reviews so far Have you used Novolog (insulin aspart)? Leave a review 130 reviews so far Have you used Levemir (insulin detemir)? Leave a review The Novolog (insulin aspart) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are. Insulin dose too high Use of other blood sugar lowering medicines Poor injection techniques Changes in meal pattern or exercise Kidney problems Liver problems Continue reading >>

Product Important Safety Information

Product Important Safety Information

Selected Important Safety Information WARNING: RISK OF THYROID C-CELL TUMORS Liraglutide causes dose-dependent and treatment-duration-dependent thyroid C-cell tumors at clinically relevant exposures in both genders of rats and mice. It is unknown whether Victoza® causes thyroid C-cell tumors, including medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), in humans, as the human relevance of liraglutide-induced rodent thyroid C-cell tumors has not been determined. Victoza® is contraindicated in patients with a personal or family history of MTC and in patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). Counsel patients regarding the potential risk for MTC with the use of Victoza® and inform them of symptoms of thyroid tumors (eg, a mass in the neck, dysphagia, dyspnea, persistent hoarseness). Routine monitoring of serum calcitonin or using thyroid ultrasound is of uncertain value for early detection of MTC in patients treated with Victoza®. Selected Important Safety Information Tresiba® is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients with hypersensitivity to Tresiba® or one of its excipients Levemir® is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to Levemir® or any of its excipients NovoLog® and NovoLog® Mix 70/30 are contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients hypersensitive to insulin aspart or any of the excipients Warnings and Precautions Never Share a Tresiba® FlexTouch®; Levemir® FlexTouch®, NovoLog® FlexPen, NovoLog®FlexTouch®, PenFill® Cartridge, or PenFill® Cartridge Device; or NovoLog®Mix 70/30 FlexPen® Between Patients, even if the needle is changed. Patients using vials must never share needles or syringes with another person. Sharing poses a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens Hypoglyc Continue reading >>

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