Hi all - I have a question pertaining to Humulin N.....basically, how do you use it??
The situation is this: I'm in Sweden for a year and unfortunately don't qualify for social health benefits while here, and of course the overseas insurance that I managed to beg into actually accepting me before leaving California will cover nothing even mildly related to diabetes. I can't wait until I fall down and break a finger and they try and blame that on low blood sugar or something so they don't have to pay out...I hate US insurance. But that's another story.
Anyways before I came here my wonderful doctors and the people at the diabetes research center I participate at gave me a ton of samples and about-to-expire insulin pens and vials, and among all of that is two packs of Humulin pens. Since diagnosis I have only ever used Novolog and Lantus, so I don't really understand how Humulin works. I don't think its a fast-acting insulin.....but its not as slow as Lantus, right? Is this one of the insulins that people often take when they are on the kind of schedule where they inject twice a day, or is that 70/30 that I'm thinking of?
I try and be up-to-date on diabetes and everything it entails, but looking into the use of other insulins has really never come up with me! Thanks so much in advance for any advice on how to use this. I really hope that I can somehow use it as a non-basal insulin, because bolus insulin (novolog and humalog) are the types that I'm lower on over here....and God only knows what its going to cost me to buy more w/o insurance. :/