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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.

Dr. Nikhil Prabhu 92% (547 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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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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?

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 94% (13905 ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
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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I had undergone arthroscopic surgery for my right knee for cartridge tear. Now after 6 months I have pain again in my knee.

Dr. Arungeethayan 92% (803 ratings)
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
I had undergone arthroscopic surgery for my right knee for cartridge tear. Now after 6 months I have pain again in my...
it could either be due to recurrence of the meniscal tear or due to degenerative changes in the articular cartilage. consult your surgeon
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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?

Dr. Jyoti Shirodkar 86% (42 ratings)
BAMS, MD - Ayurveda Pharmacology, Ph.D - Diabetes Prediction Thesis, BA (Sanskrit), MA (Entire Russian Language)
Ayurveda, Pune
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 was prescribed Insulin Nova Rapid 18-0-0 in a day, now my medical specialist not recommended that and prescribed Jardiance-10 mg (Empagiflozhin Tablets). I have few insulin injection cartridges left with me, shall I continue insulin (till all insulin cartridges over) along with Jardiance. Is it correct? Or will it have some side effect? Or shall follow medical specialist advice? Two. When I urinate, white foam is seen? What is the symptom? Some make me fear that kidney is affected, and some say protein is higher side. What is your opinion and advice?

Dr. S.K. Tandon 93% (19505 ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I was prescribed Insulin Nova Rapid 18-0-0 in a day, now my medical specialist not recommended that and prescribed Ja...
Either you take nova rapid or jardiance because both decreases blood sugar. Yes with nova rapid sugar was not controlled then you can take both simultaneouly. No problem. We can decrease dose of nova rapid accordingly. Regarding foam in urine better you go for urine complete analysis. Then tell the reports. Most probably phosphates are passing in urine. You can ask on line.
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What is the difference between the human actrapid and human mixtard please tell to me now.

Dr. Jatin Soni 92% (37488 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
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.

Dr. Lalit Kumar Tripathy 90% (19174 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
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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Hi Sir, I am using lilly insulin pen with humalog mix 25/75 cartridge. My question is which mm needle is suitable 4 mm, 5 mm or 6 mm? Currently I am using novo 6 mm needle. Can I use 4 mm needle? Should I pinch the skin while using 4 mm needle or should I directly inject the insulin without pinching the skin?

Dr. Milind Patil 86% (35 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB (Endocrinology)
Endocrinologist, Pune
Hi Sir, I am using lilly insulin pen with humalog mix 25/75 cartridge. My question is which mm needle is suitable 4 m...
All the needle length you mentioned are ok. Smaller needles are associated with less pain. With 4 mm needle you need not have to make skin fold.
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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.

Dr. Sreejith Mg 89% (18 ratings)
MBBS, MD( GEN.MED) , FID( DIAB)
Diabetologist, Kottayam
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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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.

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 94% (13905 ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
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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