Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From New York City, New York, USA:

I am a 24 year female who has been diabetic for a little over one year. About three weeks ago, I switched my insulins from Regular and NPH to Humalog and NPH. I usually took 2 units of Regular in the morning and 2 units of Regular in the evening. My doctor told me that a unit of Regular is the same as a unit of Humalog. However, taking 2 units of Humalog brings me very low, for a long period of time. With Humalog I have been taking only one to two units the entire day, and every other day I do not need to take any Humalog - I just take NPH. Is this common? Do must people's insulin dosage decrease when switching to Humalog?


Everyone's response to insulin of any type varies. You need to continue to experiment and find out what gives you the best control. Talk it over with your physician.


Original posting 14 Mar 1998
Posted to Insulin Analogs


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:56
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.