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Switching insulin when ill

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by TimO, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. TimO

    TimO Approved members

    Jul 27, 2006
    I believe someone mentioned in a previous post that their d-son's doctor had them use a different insulin to bring numbers down (i.e. if using Novalog switch to Humalog or Apridra to get the numbers down as the body recognizes the new insulin). Is there anything to this? If so, we should all have a spare bottle of other insulin on hand for illness/insulin resistance. This is especially timely with the stomach flu, H1N1, etc. raging.
  2. dqmomof3

    dqmomof3 Approved members

    Dec 29, 2007
    I'm not sure about this, but when Jayden has a stubborn high, we use Humalog by injection to get her down. She uses Apidra in her pump. We find that it works really well for us.
  3. mom2kenny

    mom2kenny Approved members

    Sep 30, 2006
    Kenny becomes totally resistant to humalog if he is taking antibiotics, so when his number go up and stay there, we switch up to novalog for a day or 2 and then back to humalog. Works for Kenny, but YDMV

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