04-27-2005, 01:59 AM #1
Do you use long or short acting Insulin?
I decided to start getting some info on Insulin , and was wondering what you guys use. I know there is a few brands, but I saw that these brands have different types. They have Insulin that can last 30 hours and they have Insulin that can last 5. What do you use, and why?
04-27-2005, 02:25 AM #2
It is recomended to use any fast acting insulins. The most common fast acting insulin is Humalog. Its onset time is about 15 minutes, and its duration period is about 4hrs. Because insulin is diet dependant, you must watch your nutrient intake while insulin is active, and doing this when using Humalog would be easy as you only have to watch your nutrient intake for 4hrs.
However, if you were to use a longer acting insulin, then you would have to watch your nutrient intake for much longer than 4hrs, and this could become a hassle. So people choose to use Humalog because you only have to watch your nutrient intake for a short amount of time.
That is the main reason on why people choose to use fast acting insulins such as Humalog.
The most common insulins used are Humalog (4hrs) and Humalin-R (6 - 8hrs). You don't want to use any kind of insulin where its active life time is beyond the 6 - 8hr mark.
04-27-2005, 06:37 AM #3
04-27-2005, 10:30 AM #4
Yea, I would either think that you would go into a coma or die.
05-01-2005, 07:22 AM #5
05-01-2005, 09:30 AM #6
humalog owns all...
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