Humalog KwikPen is used to treat diabetes. It works more quickly than normal human insulin because the insulin molecule has been changed slightly. You get diabetes if your pancreas does not make enough insulin to control the level of glucose in your blood.
When do you take Humalog Kwikpen?
Inject this medication under the skin as directed by your doctor, usually within 15 minutes before eating a meal or immediately after a meal. Do not inject into a vein or muscle because very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) may occur.
When should Humalog be given?
Humalog is a fast-acting insulin that starts working faster and works for a shorter period of time than regular human insulin. Humalog is taken within 15 minutes before eating or right after eating a meal.
What is the difference between Humalog and Lantus?
Lantus (insulin glargine) is an effective, long-acting insulin that provides all-day blood sugar control, but it can cause low blood sugar levels, so be sure to have a source of sugar nearby. Lowers blood sugar. Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast-acting insulin that controls blood sugar around meal times.
What type of insulin is Humalog Kwikpen?
Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast-acting insulin that controls blood sugar around meal times for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
How do you use lispro KwikPen?
Insert the Needle into your skin. Push the Dose Knob all the way in. Continue to hold the Dose Knob in and slowly count to 5 before removing the Needle. Do not try to inject your insulin by turning the Dose Knob.
Why is insulin given before meals?
Rapid-acting (mealtime) insulins were designed to be taken right before you eat to help you control your blood sugar more effectively. As the name suggests, rapid-acting insulin starts to work rapidly in the bloodstream. If you wait too long to eat, your blood sugar can actually end up getting too low.
Why is Lantus given at night?
Lantus is designed to give a steady level of insulin over 24 hours, even when you are not eating such as between meals and overnight. This helps keep blood glucose levels consistent during the day and at night.
What is Humalog used for?
Insulin lispro is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems.
Where do you inject Humalog?
You can inject your dose of Humalog under the skin of your stomach area, back of upper arm, upper leg, or buttocks. Never inject Humalog into a muscle or vein. Work with your doctor to determine what the most appropriate injection sites are for you.
Can I take Humalog and Lantus at the same time?
Official Answer. No, you should never mix Humalog (insulin lispro) and Lantus (insulin glargine) insulins together in the same syringe. Lantus should never be mixed in the same syringe with any other insulin or injectable medication.
When should you not take Lantus?
Do not take Lantus during episodes of low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin or any of the inactive ingredients in Lantus. Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes with others.
When is the best time to take insulin Lantus?
The package insert for Lantus states that it should be administered once daily at bedtime. However, this product does exhibit a relatively constant glucose-lowering profile over 24 hours, and therefore in theory, time of dosing should not matter if administered at the same time daily.
When should you not take Humalog?
You should not use Humalog if you are allergic to insulin, or if you are having an episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Humalog should not be given to a child younger than 3 years old. Humalog should not be used to treat type 2 diabetes in a child of any age.
What is Lantus used for?
Generic Name: insulin glargine
Insulin glargine is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems.
How do you use Humalog cartridges?
HUMALOG MIX25 and HUMALOG MIX50 cartridges must be rolled between the palms ten times and inverted ten times until the contents are uniformly mixed. Do not shake vigorously as this may cause frothing which may interfere with the correct measurement of the dose.