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Humulin R

Humulin R

I'm on the Humulin R u 500 what is the difference in Humulin R and the r u 500

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

There is two types of Humulin. R and N. Both will have "U" after them.

The U simply indicates the "concentration" as in U-100, U-200, U-500 etc Where U-500 is 5 times as concentrated as U-100.

The… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Testing Supplies

Testing Supplies

I’m wondering what type of testing supplies y’all are using. I’ve used all kinds, but after 6 years of working at my local Walmart pharmacy (I’m not working right now, but was working for Ruger, the gun manufacturer, before the cancer), I learned about Relion brand supplies.

At first I started using Relion Prime, which worked just as well for me as did the more expensive brands (your doctor will give you a meter for free, but the test strips are outrageous). After comparing them side by side… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

WELL DONE!!!

posted almost 2 years ago

I'm Having Trouble Getting My Morning Readings Down. How Can I Help This?

I'm Having Trouble Getting My Morning Readings Down. How Can I Help This?

We eat our biggest meal around 6 PM. I've been told to eat a snack around 10pm. What makes a good snack? What else can I do?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

HussionK google JJ Smith green smoothie cleanse and it will give you all the needed info. Or, Target or a Walmart sells the paper back books. It was well worth it for us.

posted over 2 years ago

What Are Some Options Other Than Gliclazide With My Metformin?

What Are Some Options Other Than Gliclazide With My Metformin?

I just found out that my A1C is on an upward climb no matter what I seem to do regarding meals. Also I was told there are a small amount of proteins in my urine. I currently take metformin and also take Gliclazide at lunch and dinner. I use Lantus insulin at bedtime. Any advice??

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I'm not sure. I'm not a doctor but have you tried the holistic approach to helping your diabetes go away such as exercise, not eating non fibrous/processed carbs and taken the high sugary sweets out… read more

posted about 4 years ago

Can You Skip A Few Days Of Metformin If You Are Experiencing Nausea And Vomiting

Can You Skip A Few Days Of Metformin If You Are Experiencing Nausea And Vomiting

I am having an issue due to Ozempic causing severe nausea and vomiting to the point that I became severely dehydrated. I won't be taking any more Ozempic but until it's all out of my system, I am still very nauseous. Is it okay to skip my metformin dose until I feel better?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

If your pills are 500 mg each, then yes some diabetics do take up to 2000 mg per day.

I believe it is the maximum dose (although some doctors may prescribe up to 2500 mg I believe)

posted 10 months ago

Is Anyone Using Toujeo Solostar, 300U/ML, Insulin-LA And What Seems To Be Your Thoughts

Is Anyone Using Toujeo Solostar, 300U/ML, Insulin-LA And What Seems To Be Your Thoughts

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I was recently switched to Toujeo Solostar 300 from Tresiba because my private health insurance doesn’t cover Tresiba. Toujeo sucks!! Tresiba did a much better job at controlling my blood sugars… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

What Are Appropriate Blood Glucose Readings?

What Are Appropriate Blood Glucose Readings?

I have had Type 2 for several years. I am taking a blood glucose reading twice a day. With my diabetes nurse we are trying to adjust my dosage of Humulin and Victoza. Is there a universally accepted target range for readings. This is what I compiled from various sites. Are these reasonable?

Category 2-4 hours 4+ Hours
Dangerous 400+ 350+
Slightly High (Phone number can only be seen by DiabetesTeam users)
Normal (Phone number can only be seen byread more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Been off this site for awhile, as my husband had a heart attack in mid Dec and got a stent. Trying to get him back on track. Cardiologist insists he go to cardiac rehab 3 x a week, and that consistent… read more

posted 3 months ago

Short Acting Insulin Vs. Rapid Insulin

Short Acting Insulin Vs. Rapid Insulin

I am a type 1 diabetic and years after being introduced to Lantus insulin recently made a switch to Treshiba which is a much more stable insulin. I still take Humalin R which is a short acting insulin and it's been recommended to me by my health care team not my family doctor though to switch to a rapid insulin to be taken at meal times
I'd like to hear from those of you who have made a like switch and whether the rapid insulin has caused weight gain and if so how much? As well, the pros and… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I'm on metformin been for four years and it works good for me

posted about 1 year ago

Potential Secondary Conditions Resulting From Diabetes

Potential Secondary Conditions Resulting From Diabetes

Good Day All,

Saw a similar question and answer about 3 months ago. Thought I'd revisit the the question again. I'm still young (turning 30 this year). I am extremely active (running ultra's), not overweight and follow a basic but healthy diet. Been Diabetic (type 2) for 5 years now and it appears that during this time, new conditions keep on manifesting. Would like to find out from members if they maybe experienced similar secondary conditions as below:

1. Sensitive nose (that tends to… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I have thyroid issues also. I lost my front teeth on top and bottom due to periodontal disease which is linked to diabetes.

posted about 1 month ago

What Are Average Costs For Insulin With Insurance.

What Are Average Costs For Insulin With Insurance.

will probably be going on insulin in near future.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

$35 Beginning of the year and slowly goes up to $135 by the end of the year for co pay. Middle part of the year when you enter the so called doughnut hole that's when it start to get expensive for a… read more

posted over 5 years ago