I was just reading on a low carb diet forum and a type II posted that they use Lantus, metformin, and Regular and I was wondering if anyone here uses Regular or knows why on earth it would be better for anything than Humalog or Novalog or isn't there another similar new one. I was thinking maybe there are some people who have a bad reaction to the better fast acting insulins? I just cannot imagine any scenario that would make Regular seem like a good idea. For one thing, I never think, "hmmmm, I am really gonna be hungry in five and half hours, so I'd like to do some insulin NOW." lol
If anyone here is loving their Regular, I mean no harm. I'm just really curious about this. There is probably something I'm missing...
This nothing to do with this discussion but I wonder if someone could help me. I have suscribed to Nutshell (something to do with Tu Diabetes) and receive messages early every morning. I can see the home page and see the messages but if I click on the messages because I want to read further or wish to respond, the computer throws up that the website is unavailable/does not exist. For many months I was able to use this site.
I wonder if anyone else has had this problem and if there is anyone out there who can write to the manager of Nutshell to ask how I can resolve this issue?
Thanks. Happy New Year to all my fellow sufferers. May this be a year of good control and health and plenty of humour to counteract the highs and lows!
I have been thinking of changing NovaLog Mix 70/30 to save money, but I don't think I'd be saving. It looks as though I'd have to buy a short acting and a long acting. My insulin without insurance was a little over $300 for three vials. Is my thinking correct?
Novolog 70/30 Mix is based on a formulation of NovoNordisks Aspart insulin analog (70% Aspart NPH and 30% Aspart). It is a prescription medication and is more expensive than a Regular (R) based insulin. You may want to consider Novolin 70/30 Mix which is based on a formulation of 70% basic NPH and 30% R. You can buy a vial of Novolin 70/30 Mix at Walmart for $24 without a prescription. As you have already found, Novolog 70/30 is much more expensive.
I would think it would be even more of a pita if you're eating low carb. I eat very little carb (,10 g per day) and I do some extended boluses, either 1.5 or 2 hours, which I guess would translate to 4 hours of coverage. But R has that five hour kick that I would have to feed separately.
Are you looking for a way to cover protein meals better?
yeah. I get spikes 4-5 hours after food. Can't figure out how to use Novorapid to address this
I use regular because it has the longest tail of any fast acting insulin, which means it covers protein better. Protein takes longer -- in my case, much longer -- than carbs to fully digest.
I think this is a case for me too.