User Reviews for Humalog to treat Diabetes, Type 2
Humalog has an average rating of 6.5 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings for the treatment of Diabetes, Type 2. 50% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 25% reported a negative effect.
“I've been on Humalog for several years, I've tried Novalog and Apidra and both have given me terrible side effects. Humalog also gave me side effects and have noticed that throughout the years it has gotten worse, the headaches start from the back of my head, then it works it way down the back of my neck and spine. It has also creates an upset stomach that leads to acid reflux, chest pains and an increase in blood pressure. It has sent me to the ER several times, at first not realizing it was the insulin causing all the problems. When I stopped it to use Apidra, all the symptoms disappeared for about a week until I started getting other side effects from the Apidra that were worse and I had no choice but to go back to Humalog, I seem to have run out of options, it's I'm damned if I do, damned if I don't...in search of a better solution before it kills me...”
“I have had diabetes for three years and I was not able to control it much, had been on Lantus and Humulin. Unfortunately my sugar readings were too high. It's been a month now since am on Humalog and my readings have never been better. Am so glad my doctor put me on Humalog, it really works.”
“I used to have effective treatment of diabetes with humalog and lantus but recently the humalog is not working. I gave the humalog company a call but they said they had not recently received other complaints. I've been on the 100, 200, and now the 500 strength and none of them are working. Seems like the pens are filled with water, not insulin.”
“I have been on Humalog for over a year and works well in dropping high sugar; however I started having fast pulse. EKG was done shows Sinus Tachyardia. I found on the PDR (Physicians Desk Reference) that Humalog causes Sinus Tachyardia. So I'm done with Humalog.”
“It did not work when I used it and it gave me high blood pressure. That was how I started taking blood pressure medication. When I stopped, my blood pressure got better but never went back to what it was prior.”
“Good for treating post-meal blood sugar spikes.”
“Significant weight gain (10%) very soon after starting Humalog. Not a powerful reducer of sugar like I would have expected for the frequency and cost.”
Frequently asked questions
- Are Humulin and Humalog the same thing?
- Does Humalog need to be refrigerated?
- Can you mix Humalog with Lantus?
- Is Admelog the same as NovoLog?
“Humalog has worked for me lowering my blood glucose. BUT....I gained 30 lbs and can not get it off.”
“I take after a meal and it does not work”
“The pen doesn't work right. The injection goes 10 units before insulin comes out not good thing its like full of air without the bubbles”
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