Jeremyj99

369d

Who else takes Humalog rapid acting insulin and how does it work for you? I just got it prescribed to me 2 days ago.

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  • Chlo

    369d

    I take it and it works pretty well. Im pretty sure its the same units as the other ones.

  • Jeremyj99

    369d

    When you got it prescribed, did your doctor first tell you to take a fixed number of units? Mine did and said to take 4 units 15 minutes before eating. But I realized that doesn’t work always. So now when I eat, sometimes I have to take more than 4 units, depending on what exactly I eat

  • Chlo

    369d

    Ouhhh yes so did they give you a sliding scale?

  • Jeremyj99

    369d

    No they didn’t give me a sliding scale. My doctor said to just take 4 units 15 minutes before eating. But I don’t see how that helps with everything I would eat. Since everything is different in how much carbs it has. So it would have to be a sliding scale depending on what I eat.

  • itsmebri

    369d

    i’ve been using humalog for at least 6 years now in my pump. covering carbs like that isn’t really that effective in my opinion, like you said because it depends on what you eat. i have a set insulin-carb ratio in my pump settings so i just enter in my carbs and i know how much insulin i need. you really need a sliding scale to help determine how much insulin you need

  • itsmebri

    369d

    i’m not a doctor, but if i were you and my doctor didn’t give me a sliding scale, i would try out different ratios to see what works for me. i’d probably start off with 1 unit=10 carbs.. idk what your body’s insulin sensitivity is but mine is really low so i’m at 1 unit=4 carbs

  • Jeremyj99

    369d

    Yeah, that is what I did. I have started with 1 unit for every 10 carbs to see if that works. And it is working better than just doing the fixed 4 units.

  • itsmebri

    369d

    that’s great! are you doing a ratio for your blood sugar too?

  • Jeremyj99

    369d

    Yeah I’m working on that one also. Right now, I’m doing 1 unit to bring my blood sugar down 50mg. To see if that works and if it doesn’t, then I’m going to go to 5 units to bring it down 50mg

  • itsmebri

    367d

    oh don’t bump it up too much.. adjust the mg number instead, like 1 unit for 30 mg

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