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Insulin from 2001

  1. Isn't our main concern for our children to keep blood sugars controlled no matter how much insulin is required? Should a person only take up to a certain amount? (25 Dec 2001)
  2. Why it is hard to get the sliding scale of a child compare to an adult? (19 Dec 2001)
  3. Does insulin have to be refrigerated? Is there a difference in strength Novo and Lilly NPH and Regular? (19 Dec 2001)
  4. I have been having extreme low blood sugar at night about six to seven hours after injection. after injection, and it seems the insulin is dumping on me during this time, instead of getting a more even flow. (17 Dec 2001)
  5. What happens at night time with the slow down of insulin absorption? (11 Dec 2001)
  6. My 11 year old daughter's doctors say she may be becoming insulin resistant. Is this true? Is there anything we can do/not do to help prevent this? (6 Dec 2001)
  7. Where can I find out about diabetes and the genetic engineering of insulin? (29 Nov 2001)
  8. How is artificial insulin made? (28 Nov 2001)
  9. What information do you have on U-500 insulin? (27 Nov 2001)
  10. What effect does insulin have on my increased weight? Why is it more difficulty to control my urge to eat? (25 Nov 2001)
  11. We are having problems getting diluent for the Humalog unless we get it through our endocrinologist which is 65 miles away. (22 Nov 2001)
  12. I thought that Lente and NPH were basically the same. What is the difference? (20 Nov 2001)
  13. A physician commented that he was not a big fan of using a sliding scale. Can he elaborate? (19 Nov 2001)
  14. Is there a test or a way to know if the insulin is working and is as potent as another bottle of the same insulin? (14 Nov 2001)
  15. I am concerned about the long-term effects of inhaled insulin on the lungs. Are my concerns valid? (12 Nov 2001)
  16. Can you explain why insulin for this brand of pump is not available in pre-loaded cartridges? (7 Nov 2001)
  17. What will happen if a person who doesn't have diabetes takes insulin intravenously? (1 Nov 2001)
  18. Is there something in the Ultralente that is not in the NPH that may be causing my son's coughing? (27 Oct 2001)
  19. Please tell me how long Humalog insulin lasts and what I should have done. (27 Oct 2001)
  20. Why can't insulin be made in a pill form like other hormones? (14 Oct 2001)
  21. What are the chances of oral insulin being available in near future? (13 Oct 2001)
  22. I know that Lantus should not be mixed in the same syringe with any other insulin, but are there any restrictions on mixing other types of insulin? (11 Oct 2001)
  23. Are there any problems mixing Humalog with 70/30? (9 Oct 2001)
  24. Should I give supplemental insulin at bedtime when my daughter's blood sugar is high? If so, how much? (1 Oct 2001)
  25. How do these insulin regimens differ? What changes can we expect to see? (25 Sep 2001)
  26. Can a child, age nine, newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes develop a tolerance or immunity to insulin? (25 Sep 2001)
  27. How do you figure out how much to adjust each insulin ? Is it one unit for Humalog and two units for NPH, or is it a percentage of the total? (10 Sep 2001)
  28. My 80 year old mother has been on insulin injections for her diabetes for just a couple of months, and since she started on insulin, they've changed it a handful of times, because of allergic reactions. (5 Sep 2001)
  29. Could you please tell me if this insulin dose is okay? (4 Sep 2001)
  30. Is is there a formula by which I can calculate the insulin (Humalog) dose that a child who weights X pounds and who eats Y grams of carbs needs in order to return to her pre-meal blood glucose level? (2 Sep 2001)
  31. Warnings about the dangers of overheated insulin seem to be increasing. Why not just keep it refrigerated until injected, so long as pain isn't a problem? (30 Aug 2001)
  32. Our insurance coverage is changing to a mandatory generic prescription plan, and my husband is currently on Humulin N. Is there a generic form of Humulin N? (20 Aug 2001)
  33. Have you ever run across anything that explains what will happen to insulin if it is exposed to high temperatures (over 99 degrees)? (10 Aug 2001)
  34. Yesterday, I had a severe hypoglycemic episode for the first time. There is no logical explanation for this, and I am wondering about the insulin. (10 Aug 2001)
  35. Sometimes, after injecting my NPH, my blood sugar crashes. Are you aware of this phenomenon? (10 Aug 2001)
  36. Does anyone have a reliable method of preparation or administration of diluted insulin? (7 Aug 2001)
  37. Does altitude affect an opened bottle of insulin? (7 Aug 2001)
  38. Has technology advanced to where someone that is allergic to regular insulin can now use something that is synthetic? (2 Aug 2001)
  39. Could you please elaborate on giving NPH later in the evening at bedtime as compared to dinner time to eliminate nocturnal hypoglycemia? (1 Aug 2001)
  40. My son wanted me to ask you what would happen if people without diabetes took small amounts of insulin. We are both curious! (31 Jul 2001)
  41. I have had an allergic reaction to both types of insulin. Do you have any information that might help me? (30 Jul 2001)
  42. Could this be a reaction to the insulin? (24 Jul 2001)
  43. We have been told to discard opened insulin one month after opening. There is usually more than one-half a vial of each going into the trash every month which sure seems wasteful. Any suggestions? (10 Jul 2001)
  44. Is there any reason I should consider using Lantus instead of Ultralente? (8 Jul 2001)
  45. How long is a mixture of Regular and NPH insulin "good" in the syringe? (6 Jul 2001)
  46. My husband has been on 70/30 insulin for five months, and I have been having difficulty trying to regulate his sugar, in spite of a stable diet. (4 Jul 2001)
  47. Can the two brands of insulin be mixed? (3 Jul 2001)
  48. Is there any evidence that other people with type 1 diabetes have stopped taking insulin without any detrimental effects? (2 Jul 2001)
  49. My daughter gets two injections per day, but there is a big difference in the dosage. Please explain why. (28 Jun 2001)
  50. Is the human insulin responsible for my hypoglycemia unawareness? (28 Jun 2001)
  51. Can you tell me the advantages/disadvantages of Lantus as compared to Lente or Ultralente? (28 Jun 2001)
  52. Is it possible that the insulin could deteriorate enough during shipping to affect my blood sugars? (21 Jun 2001)
  53. If the islet cells are not dead but still producing a little insulin, can artificial insulin further hurt the islet cell insulin production? (20 Jun 2001)
  54. For past two months, every other bottle of Ultralente results in a fasting sugar of over 220 mg/dl [12.2 mmol/L]. (20 Jun 2001)
  55. Within four hours after an insulin injection, my three year old son develops a full, bright red bump at the site which can last as long as two to three days. (6 Jun 2001)
  56. I think I'm allergic to insulin or a preservative. Is there a person anywhere that knows how to test this? (5 Jun 2001)
  57. My husband doeshave adverse reactions to human insulin, and I'm tired of it being denied by the medical profession. (4 Jun 2001)
  58. My 59 year old husband has adverse reactions to the Lilly Insulin products he has tried, but not to the Novo-Nordisk products. (3 Jun 2001)
  59. Is there a formula to use to modify the number of units of Regular insulin to provide for sliding scale dosages? (28 May 2001)
  60. My sister is having a lot of problems with itching and rashes connected with the new insulin she is taking. (21 May 2001)
  61. What is the danger of using insulin for protein synthesis if one covers the insulin with x amount of carbohydrates? (11 May 2001)
  62. I know that Ultralente is not the most popular basal insulin for children, but when it is, how do you estimate the initial dose? (3 May 2001)
  63. Two weeks ago, my wife switched from pills to insulin and her blood sugars are still high. Do you think that she needs to see a specialist? (29 Apr 2001)
  64. Can you become sick if you take more insulin if you are producing insulin on your own? (23 Apr 2001)
  65. I've seen several patients doing using a sliding scale of 70/30 insulin. Is it logical? Given the duration of action of NPH, is this dangerous? (19 Apr 2001)
  66. Doctors suspect that my seven year old daughter has an allergy to insulin. How did this happen? What can we do? (18 Apr 2001)
  67. We have tried to switch to Humalog for the dinner shot, but could not get a good morning number. (18 Apr 2001)
  68. How can we dilute insulin to get very small doses for babies who require small doses of insulin like one unit? (18 Apr 2001)
  69. I was told that if you ever forget to take your insulin you should get it as soon as possible. Is afternoon too late? (17 Apr 2001)
  70. I am taking Mixtard insulin and have been adding more Actrapid to it. How long can I keep the pre-mixed insulin in the same vial? (17 Apr 2001)
  71. My endocrinologist thinks I may have been allergic to the protamine in both 30/70 and 25/75 insulins. (16 Apr 2001)
  72. I just read a comment about mixing Humalog and NPH. It said, "you probably can keep the Humalog and NPH together for about 1 hour". Does the insulin not work the same if it's mixed? (11 Apr 2001)
  73. If the morning numbers are the main concern, shouldn't I be on long acting insulin and be taking it at bedtime? (6 Apr 2001)
  74. It seems like the NPH is not working much at all. Should I give the NPH in a separate shot? (26 Mar 2001)
  75. Do you have any information on unreported side effects of human insulin? (20 Mar 2001)
  76. What are the possible negative side effects of taking Ultralente insulin? (18 Mar 2001)
  77. Could you please direct me to some useful information regarding synthetic insulin metabolism? (8 Mar 2001)
  78. I was told my 19 year old son is using marijuana, but he has had negative blood tests. Does the insulin play any part in a negative blood test results? (25 Feb 2001)
  79. Could you recommend some guidelines with regard to storage of insulin? (21 Feb 2001)
  80. What good studies were done to determine the stability, reliability and consistency of mixing in the emulsion of Lilly's 75/25 Pen injection system? (11 Feb 2001)
  81. Will a mixture of Humalog and NPH take longer to become effective than just Humalog alone? (3 Feb 2001)
  82. A person with long-time diabetes told us that R Insulin is a thing of the past and is no longer used. Is this true? (31 Jan 2001)
  83. When NPH and Humalog insulins are mixed, should the injection be given within five to ten minutes of combining the insulins or does it matter? (31 Jan 2001)
  84. My granddaughter is on the inhaled insulin trial. About a week ago, she started wheezing which the doctors think is due to birds in her home. (31 Jan 2001)
  85. Should my daughter have an injection to cover the time frames when she is high or will she just end up going too low by morning? (31 Jan 2001)
  86. I haven't seen any brand or type of insulin cause any difference in symptoms. (25 Jan 2001)
  87. I use Mixtard 20 and Mixtard 30 by pen. Can you graph an illustration of the effectiveness of the quick/slow acting insulin in each case? (24 Jan 2001)
  88. I am planning a three week trip to Thailand where the temperature can be as high as 33 C. Will my penfills be all right? (23 Jan 2001)
  89. We have found that three small doses of NPH at mealtime and a normal dose of NPH at bedtime with Humalog for meals a good way to keep control. (18 Jan 2001)
  90. Would an injection of Humalog and NPH before his noon meal put him at risk for lows in the afternoon? (15 Jan 2001)
  91. Is there a known link between migraine and insulin use? (10 Jan 2001)
  92. We suspect my duaghter has an allergy to insulin. Any suggestions? (6 Jan 2001)
  93. What can be done when a person with diabetes has an allergy to all of the synthetic insulins used to treat the disease? (6 Jan 2001)

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