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Re: [IP] Humalog.... for me, not as fast as they say it is!
- Subject: Re: [IP] Humalog.... for me, not as fast as they say it is!
- From: Ruth Elowitz <email @ redacted>
- Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 23:42:00 -0700
I was finding this thread interesting b/c I starting using humalog in Feb and mixing it
a few months later. The last few weeks the action time seems much much slower -- so
much that I did one set with pure humalog (still seemed slower) Those of you finding
humalog slower did this develop over time? Or was it always that way?
Delaine M. Wright wrote:
> I think I've said this before, but I would give anything(!) to have Humalog
> work for me the way it is "suppose to"..... in fact, I had an in-depth
> conversation with the Lilly rep at work Friday about this very thing. I
> have tested my body's response to a Humalog bolus AND a typical carb load by
> ingesting 45 grams of CHO (standard lunchtime meal) & profiling resultant BS
> levels. This is what I observe, time and time again..... thought you might
> find this interesting.
> 86 mg/dl fasting & stable pre test. (ratio: 1unit/13grams)
> ingestion of 45 grams CHO / 3.4 units Humalog
> 156 mg/dl 1 hr after bolus
> 208 mg/dl 2 hr post prandial
> 199 mg/dl 2.5 hr pp
> 173 mg/dl 3 hr pp
> 141 mg/dl 4 hr pp
> 98 mg/dl 5 hr pp
> 93 mg/dl 5.5 hr pp
> ** it was then that I gave up the quest for science as I was hungry again!
> :) Looks more like a Regular insulin profile, doesn't it? Anyway, you can
> see that if I had made the decision to bolus a correction at the 2 hr pp
> check, I would have crashed a number of hours later. As a result of knowing
> this delayed response of Humalog for me, I generally do my post prandial
> checks 3hrs post, and do not correct for anything under 190. I am also
> experimenting with taking a portion of the required meal bolus early....
> although, for obvious reasons, I am quite careful about doing this. Takes
> away some of the spontaneity and flexibility of using Humalog! But... does
> prove for me the theory of YMMV!! :) I am not insulin resistant, and in
> fact, have more than halved the total amount of insulin that I was on
> pre-pump. I should also say that despite the temporary elevations in post
> prandials, I have attained A1C's in the 6's since the pump... something I
> was never able to do on MDI. For this reason, as well as countless others,
> I would never give up my pump!! *huge grin* Anyway, just a Humalog FYI.
> Happy pumping to all!!
> Delaine M. Wright, MS, CDE
> MM 507 Humalog - 11/97; Type 1 since '83
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