Humalog vs. Novolog

Sometimes, as a diabetic, and a human being, I hate my health insurance company. I pay them $20,000 per year for 3 adults and 2 kids, and they can’t even get me my fricken insulin without screwing it up. I went to get my insulin at the pharmacy today, and my wonderful insurance company said …

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Lantus, Not Lantis (Learning to Spell)

OK, I’ve been taking Lantus for like 2 years now, and just noticed it’s spelled Lantus, not Lantis. Nothing like running a Diabetes blog and not knowing how to spell the names of diabetic medications. So, since I obviously don’t know enough about the product to even know how it’s name’s spelled, I decided to …

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what happens to a type 1 diabetic if they dont take insulin for 1 week?

OK, that question keeps showing up in my log files for this site, so I’m going to answer it because it scares the hell out of me that anyone would be asking it. The answer is: If a type 1 diabetic doesn’t take his or her insulin for a week, then they will die. As …

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Insulin Prescriptions

Here’s a question for all of you type 1 diabetics out there. When do type 1 diabetics get to quit taking insulin? I bet you didn’t know there was a time, I bet you thought that you would have to take insulin until the day you died, or at least up until a couple of …

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Lantis vs. NPH

When I was taking NPH, I would take 30 units in the morning, 30 units at lunch, 30 units at dinner time and 60 units when I went to bed. That’s 150 units a day of NPH. The NPH was just for the basal rate, and I then would take boluses of Humalog at each meal to cover …

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