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Humalog R

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Bassiette, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Bassiette

    Bassiette Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Is this similar to novorapid and Apidra ??[​IMG]
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Bassiette, If you google 'Pictures or graph of insulin profiles' you will see the rates of appearance, duration and amounts of insulin in the blood stream of various brands of insulin. You can then compare the 3 insulins you are interested in.
    Please note that these graphs are drug company data measured on a number of subjects and represent an average.
    Individuals may vary from these graphs in their own response in terms of rate of absorption, timing of peak and duration.
     
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  3. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    @Bassiette - Humalog (Insulin Lispro) is Lilly's "rapid-acting" insulin, and is similar to Novorapid (Aspart) and Apidra (Glulisene).
     
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    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use this one (perhaps the only one in this forum) and it lasts for 2 to 3 hours. Generally, I see no drop after 150 minutes as max. and by the 3 hour mark it is almost out of my system. NovoShitty keeps dropping me after even 3.5 hours so I quit on it because I found it very impractical.
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m on Humalog too. However, I would say it is still working after 4 hours on me, albeit not as rapidly as the first two. I pre bolus and it certainly doesn’t have an affect for the first 30 minutes. Line on the Libre doesn’t move.
     
  6. alphabeta

    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I pre bolus only for brealfast and for 5 minutes only because I am pretty active.
    However, for lunch and dinner, if the dose is correct I do not notice any rise that is significant. I feel pretty normal as I am sensitive to any rise in BG
     
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