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Novolog v. Humalog

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by HopesDaddy, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. HopesDaddy

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    Anybody have experience changing from Humalog to Novolog? What were your reasons and your results? We have switched to Novolog from Humalog for our daughter's insulin, and had sight failures, so trying to figure out if we are doing the right thing, or were the sets just bad/ unfortunate events.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. obtainedmist

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    We haven't switched...but from what I've read here, switching to Novolog has actually helped some families with absorption/set failure (clogging) problems.
     
  3. hawkeyegirl

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    We see essentially no difference between the two, although I think our sites last slightly longer with Novalog.
     
  4. melissajm

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    We have used both for Lilly~Novolog has worked better for us. With Humalog we had to change her site every 2 days but Novolog lasts 3+ days for Lilly & Ben.
     
  5. Jake's mom in NC

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    better results with the novolog!
     
  6. Flutterby

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    Humolog crystalizes easier than novolog so maybe thats happening to you? I think more people have better success with novolog for pumping.
     
  7. Lee

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    This...which is why sites only last 2 - we tried Humalog for a few weeks but had no success.
     
  8. sbsmith1804

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    We were forced to switch from humalog to novolog in Jan. due to our insurance no longer covering humalog. WHAT A GREAT CHANGE IT HAS BEEN! The novolog seems to be working much better. DS has had great numbers and our sites last their 3 days as recommended!
     
  9. HopesDaddy

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    Now at nine-plus days with Novolog and the results are------ FANTASTIC!!! We wish we had switched long ago! We saw the endo on Wednesday and told her what we had been seeing between the two insulins. Now we are sad for the people she told us about that have been pushed by insurance to Humolog from Novolog. My wife is really happy with how smoth Novolog is working, I don't think anyone could make her switch Hope back.
    Thanks for everyone's encouragement!
     

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