I was prescribed these two insulins by a new doctor but all of the research I have done says that you're not supposed to take novolog 70/30 with any other insulin... so I am wondering what will happen with this rx?
Diabetes, Type 2 - what will happen if you take levemir with novolog 70/30?
Question posted by scarscaden on 20 June 2013
Last updated on 8 June 2019 by dustyme1
My doc suggests waiting 2 hours between taking humalog & (Basaglar, levemir, or Lantau). However, I have taken both at the same time when my sugar has been really high & nothing happened. But, I would take ur doctor’s advice first. Everyone is different. Honestly, I am a natural rebel and like to push things to the edge. Always be careful when it comes to meds
You guys need to be careful when you answer question.
Question was taking Levemir with Novolog 70/30; attention (70/30) not Novolog fast acting.
It is Very common for both to be prescribed together.
The Levimeir is a long acting insulin that you take once every day & last 24 hours.
Apparently your blood sugars have been running high.
They prescribe the Novolog as a short acting insulin to prevent sugar spikes when you eat.
You need to make sure to inject within 10-15 minutes BEFORE you eat. It is important though to take the shot Before eating or it will not work properly.
I use Lantus long acting insulin once a day & then the Novolog before meals & have for a few years. They may need to increase your dosage at first to see if the dose is what you need.
Best of luck to you. Kathy
That's one I never heard. There is often other types of insulin given. If your new dr is an endocrinologist (which it should be) then you can trust him. They are the specialists in diabetes.
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