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Going from Novolog to humalog

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob's mom Apr 3. 12 Replies

My daughter must switch from novolog to humalog due to insurance. I know everyone is different but is there a general theme on the difference between the two? Higher Basel rate, faster acting…Continue

Infusion sets advice needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Dec 12, 2013. 2 Replies

I am searching for a new infusion set to use with the Ping pump for my 10 year old daughter. We were using the spring universal and loved it but it appears to be discontinued. With the spring the…Continue

Infusion set advice

Started Dec 5, 2013 0 Replies

It's a sad day in our house. It appears spring universal infusion sets are being discontinued. This has been the absolute best infusion set for my daughter. They are virtually painfree.Does anyone…Continue

Hypothyroidism

Started this discussion. Last reply by beechbeard Aug 12, 2013. 2 Replies

My 9 year old daughter was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism, three years after being diagnosed with type 1. Her TSH level was 21. I wanted to ask other parents who have children with this a few…Continue

 

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Jacob's mom replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"hi there, Jacob only takes his pod off before taking a bath before changing his pod so we don't have much experience with this, depending on how long she is going to be off you could think about giving a tiny bolus say .3-.5 before she takes it…"
Apr 3
rpwils replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"Thanks for the reply. One thing that seems to be a reoccurring theme is she goes high after being off the pump for an hour or so. We take it off for sports practice and with novolog we never noticed a difference. Anyone else experience this?"
Apr 2
Jacob's mom replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"hi there I've been searching this site like crazy this morning as my son switched for insurance reasons...all though we had 3 more bottles of novolog my son and husband pulled out the Humalog last night, Jacob uses an omnipod, after one bolus…"
Mar 29
rpwils replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"Thanks everyone for the responses! We have been on humalog for 5 days now and have nothing but highs even with adjusting basal by a entire .1 unit per hour. We will have to try for a couple more weeks to see what happens. This really is a bummer as…"
Mar 25
Spock replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"Thanks, Brian. Don't know what I did wrong, but thanks for fixing it!"
Mar 25
Jag1 replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"I got a sample pen of each from my doctor and tested and found no difference between the two. I stayed with Humalog since I had been using it for many years already."
Mar 25
Brian (bsc) replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"There is an error in them Try these: difference-between-novolog-and-1 humalog-novolog-or-apridra"
Mar 25
rick phillips replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"I use Humalog and have never had an issue. I like the humalog, but i am an Indiana guy so Humalog is the insulin of choice round these parts. The current diabetes forecast has a commentary on breaking up with Lilly a man going form Humalog to…"
Mar 25
Eucritta replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"The links aren't working for me, either. I just made this switch the opposite way, Humalog to Novolog. I haven't noticed any difference in effect so far."
Mar 25
swisschocolate replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"Neither for me..."
Mar 25
Bob replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"These links don't seem to be working for me."
Mar 25
rpwils posted a discussion

Going from Novolog to humalog

My daughter must switch from novolog to humalog due to insurance. I know everyone is different but is there a general theme on the difference between the two? Higher Basel rate, faster acting etc...Thanks for the help!See More
Mar 25
Steve replied to rpwils's discussion 'Infusion sets advice needed'
"I use the Inset 30. It inserts at an angle so there is less chance of hitting mussel. Although it inserts automatically, you have to remove the needle manually. The angled set also gives a larger adhesive surface which means that they will stay on…"
Dec 12, 2013
Timothy replied to rpwils's discussion 'Infusion sets advice needed'
"I like the Animas Comfort sets, Insert them manually on an angle and they are perfect for people with very little body fat because you wont ever hit muscle and they stay in that way. The Silhouette sets from Medtronic are pretty much exactly the…"
Dec 9, 2013
rpwils posted a discussion

Infusion sets advice needed

I am searching for a new infusion set to use with the Ping pump for my 10 year old daughter. We were using the spring universal and loved it but it appears to be discontinued. With the spring the insertion and needle retraction happened with a single click of a button. Is there anything like that on the market today? The cleo 90 looks close but I am concerned with having to press down as it could push it into muscle. She is a thin girl. We have used the animas infusion sets and they were…See More
Dec 9, 2013
rpwils posted a discussion

Infusion set advice

It's a sad day in our house. It appears spring universal infusion sets are being discontinued. This has been the absolute best infusion set for my daughter. They are virtually painfree.Does anyone know if there any sets similar on the market that insert and retract in one click?We really appreciate the helpSee More
Dec 5, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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group discussions
Date diagnosed
May 10, 2010
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Ping
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I am the father of a beautiful and brave 8 year old girl with type 1 diabetes. I spend most of my nights researching diabetes and trying to keep up on the latest technology and treatments. My daughter has extraordinary in accepting diabetes from day one (age 6) she has always done her own finger pricks and moved onto doing some shots and now does her own infusion sets most of the time.

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At 10:05pm on December 5, 2011, Linda G said…

Bravo on being a featured member ♥ rpwils....

At 12:15am on December 30, 2010, Kristin said…
I noticed that you said that you are using 8mm syringes for your daughter. I think that the shorter syringes would be less painful. They have 3/16" syringes (or 5mm). Also check the "gauge" which tells you about the thickness of the needle. The higher the number the thinner the needle. I think that 31 gauge is the thinnest available. Here is a guide from the BD website
At 12:21pm on May 29, 2010, Virtue said…
I'm glad that helped :) I'm sure you'll find a routine that gets the blood sugars in order soon... At least, I remember the beginning being a bit of a bumpy ride, but things evened out a bit after that.

Hope you have a happy weekend too!
At 2:17pm on May 28, 2010, Virtue said…
Hey,

How's your daughter doing? I hope things are going well...

V.
At 9:15am on May 24, 2010, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 8:59am on May 24, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY RPWILS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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