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Old 10-26-2012, 20:46   #1
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I found the following on yahoo answers...this is important to me because i get my insulin from wal-mart and was just informed they no longer have humulin 70/30 it was replaced by novolin 70/30..they claim its the same ...what do you guys think! I'm Insulin dependent so I dont see as I really Have a choice

Humulin 70/30– begins working within thirty minutes and reaches its peak between two and four hours after injection. Humulin will last between 14 and 24 hours.

Novolin 70/30 – begins working within thirty minutes and reaches its peak between two and 12 hours. Novolin lasts up to 24 hours.

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I question any claim that insulin lasts 24 hours. When I took Lantus I found that I needed to split the dose in half about 12 hours apart.

I would further question that claim as its a mix.

But that's just me.

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I question any claim that insulin lasts 24 hours. When I took Lantus I found that I needed to split the dose in half about 12 hours apart.

I would further question that claim as its a mix.

But that's just me.

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I believe and respect what you say David! And if it did last 24 hours then I would only have to take 1 shot per day but I have to take 2...one before breakfast and 1 before dinner so there goes the 24 hr theory!

I guess my concern is how it will be different...I've been doiung so well and feeling better than I have in years...so the threat of that changing without options or control is kind of disheartening...

I gotten used to feeling good and it feels so good Im not willing to give it up, and just worried the change at wal-mart will cause change in how ive been feeling !

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You'll have changes, but if you're diligent in relearning your ratios and how sensitive you are to the new insulin it should only be a temporary situation and not something to be too worried over.

I was switched from humalog to Novalog a couple weeks into my insulin usage. Was a pain but a couple weeks later I had it figured out. You can do it.

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You'll have changes, but if you're diligent in relearning your ratios and how sensitive you are to the new insulin it should only be a temporary situation and not something to be too worried over.

I was switched from humalog to Novalog a couple weeks into my insulin usage. Was a pain but a couple weeks later I had it figured out. You can do it.

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David, Thank you my friend! I guess Im ready to go get the novolin and do what i have to do to.

My question now is the first time i use it should I take same dose as if it where humulin ? or should I try the original 35 units at breakfast and 25 at dinner...

I guess the 35 in the morning will determine the second answer?

or should I take 33 units like i did this morning I dont think 2 units is a big deal but maybe i dont have the respect for 2 units like I should. another friend of mine who is diabetic told me to try changes in 2 unit phases..i was not that brave at first so I only did 1 at a time

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When I switched insulins I started off at half the scrip dosage and worked up from there. Yes, my readings were higher for a bit, but I figured its easier to correct from a high rather than roller coaster from lows.
That was my approach. Others may have different suggestions.

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