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My father is a diabetes patient since 7 years and he is taking insulin since 4 years. I am his son and I am the only one who can give insulin to my dad but now I want my father to take insulin by himself. So I want to get him insulin pen so that he can easily take it. My dad has been prescribed with Human Mixtard 30/70 insulin, so I would like to know which insulin pen would be compatible with it and how to use it. Is all the insulin pen compatible with any insulin liquid?

My father is a diabetes patient since 7 years and he is taking insulin since 4 years. I am his son and I am the only ...
Mr. lybrate-user, There is brand by name "Mixtard 30/70 InnoLet 3 ml injection. Usually concerned company persons do visit and explain how to use the Insulin Pens. So while buying it from the local chemist ask him to send the particular company representative to demonstrate the usage. The cartridges are 3 ml while vial is bigger. So please get all the details before switching over. Pens are definitely much easier to use. Thanks.
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What is the difference between the human actrapid and human mixtard please tell to me now.

What is the difference between the human actrapid and human mixtard please tell to me now.
Actrapid action is only for few hours because it has very short span of life and Mixtard acts for twelve hours because it has short and long acting insulin
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My father is diabetes patient. Now a days he use human mixtard insulin. Would you think it is helpful.

My father is diabetes patient. Now a days he use human mixtard insulin. Would you think it is helpful.
Prevention of Diabetes 1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, . 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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advice to take human mixtard 30/70 twice. Bt instead of that human insulin 30/70 .what should we want to do. Any problem.

advice to take human mixtard 30/70 twice. Bt instead of that human insulin 30/70 .what should we want to do. Any prob...
Both are same but manufactured by different companies. U can take it. But better to go for same brand if available.
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My wife is taking humalog lispro three times a day before meal around 80 units a day and also lantus solostar 30 units at bedtime. It very expensive for us. Is there any one who can tell us that can we get same insulin in vial instead of cartridge. Or any other way to get same insulin in price.

My wife is taking  humalog lispro three times a day before meal around 80 units a day and also lantus solostar 30 uni...
You can take a basugine (glargine) substitute for lantus it comes in vial form and much cheaper. Ask your diabetologist to shift you from rapid acting lispro (humalog) to regular insulin (actrapid) which is cheaper but you need to take it 30 mins before each meal as action is little slower.
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Can I use human mixtard 30/70 is use three times in a day because of high sugar level.

Can I use human mixtard 30/70 is use three times in a day because of high sugar level.
You can also take syzygium jambolanum 3c twice daily for lifetime to be more effective in your surga level.
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I am a diabetic patient. I am taking human mixtard insulin injection but I do not want to took injection. I want only tablets. Can you pls suggest any tablets for diabetics.

I am a diabetic patient. I am taking human mixtard insulin injection but I do not want to took injection. I want only...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Insulin happens to be the best treatment for diabetes, because diabetes occurs due to its (insulin's) deficiency. Secondly if a person is having T1 Dm then only drug that can be used is Insulin. In T2 DM there are a number of oral drugs available. Since you have neither mentioned your age or type of diabetes, it is difficult to answer your question. My suggestion is please come back with following details: age, type of diabetes, weight, height, fasting & PP glucose levels, HbA1c%, dietary pattern & extent of daily exercise. It will be good if you come in a private conversation, then I will be able to give very specific guidance and even the prescriptions. In this communication we are supposed to give just general guidelines, no prescription can be given. Further unless all the details are known, it is difficult to know the present control of diabetes in you. Thanks.
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Hai doctor. My husband hba1c result is 11.3. His doctor suggest to take human mixtard 15 unit bd. Is insugen r and human mixtard is same.

Hai doctor. My husband hba1c result is 11.3. His doctor suggest to take human mixtard 15 unit bd. Is insugen r and hu...
Hello, Thanks for the query. Insugen R is a regular insulin, where as Mixtard is a combination of fast acting and long acting insulins. Thanks.
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Hi Sir, I am using lilly insulin pen with humalog mix cartridge. My question is while taking insulin shot near the belly. How much gap should we give from the belly button for taking insulin shot? Two or three fingers away from belly button?

Hi Sir, I am using lilly insulin pen with humalog mix cartridge. My question is while taking insulin shot near the be...
4 fingers away from belly button. (approx 2 inches); as area around the belly is highly sensitive. Injection may cause pain in this area. By the way, paradigms of diabetes have changed now, and we need to go beyond just blood sugar control to avoid complications of diabetes. And Ayurveda is proven to play an excellent role in this issue to help patients in correcting the diabetes pathology beyond bs control by insulin alone. I hv been a practising ayurvedic diabetologist since last 14 years and will be able to help you if you book my on line appointment. Rgds.
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I am using 33 unit human mixtard u40. Yesterday I bought an insulin pen novo4. That's unit is different in u100. How many unit is taken in U100 pen?

U100 and u40 is different. If you will commit mistake in that than there can be dangerous outcome.And your sugar will go haywire. And also both insulin is different. Ask your diabetologist about it.
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