have done my research! After reading Health Central's DiabeTeens.com , along with
questions and concerns from my own teen patients with diabetes , it appears that
insulin pump therapy is a hot topic! As of June 14, the featured poll (how do you feel about the pump) results are: love it--51percent;
hate it--9 percent; never tried it--40 percent. If 40 percent of our readers
have no experience with the pump, then there are a lot of kids out there that
need this information.
key to making any important decision, especially regarding your insulin
management, is to learn as much as possible before making a choice. Knowledge
is power! So, let's talk about your choices. Keep in mind (and this is very important) that there is no one RIGHT way to do things-including diabetes
management . My own practice is to offer choices, provide medically correct
information, discuss positives and negatives of each form of therapy, and support
the decision of my teens. (Along with offering my very...
For several years, I've been on Humalog (insulin lispro) with my insulin pump, after switching from Novolog (insulin aspart) because it was indeed having too long a "tail" for me to accurately calculate my doses. (The "tail" is an extremely long duration of action after the peak occurs.) I'm not the only one: Google "Novolog tail" and you'll find others with the exact same concern, especially with insulin pumps.
I've been with three different insurance plans since on the pump; the first two both covered Humalog without problem, so when my employer changed insurance plans on January first this year, I had no reason to anticipate any problem with getting my Humalog refilled by the third insurance plan.
So I imprudently let my supply of Humalog drift down to the final vial, and I've got about a week's supply left before it runs out. (Yeah, I know that's stupid - I could accidentally drop the vial and bust it, but I haven't done that yet in the four years I've been pumping. ...
Generic Name: INSULIN ASPART PROTAMINE/INSULIN ASPART -
INJECTION Pronounced: (IN-sue-lin AS-part PRO-tah-meen/ IN-sue-lin AS-part) Novolog Mix 70-30 SubQ Uses
Insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart is used along with
a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar. It is used in
people with type 1 (insulin-dependent) or type 2 (non-insulin-dependent)
diabetes. This product is a combination of two man-made insulins:
intermediate-acting insulin aspart protamine and rapid-acting insulin aspart.
This combination starts working faster and lasts for a longer time than regular
Insulin is a natural substance that allows the body to
properly use sugar from the diet. It replaces the insulin that your body no
longer produces, thereby lowering your blood sugar. Controlling high blood
sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs,
and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may als...
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