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Wed Jan 15 21:53:18 EST 2014

My insurance will no longer pay for Novolog and suggests that I switch to Humalog. Can you tell me the advantages/disadvantages?
Asked By: ab1246  
Category: Type 2

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2014-04-29 18:37:10.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

Both Humalog (lispro) and NovoLog (aspart) are rapid-acting insulin. A rapid-acting insulin starts lowering blood sugar very soon after injection. It works hardest around 1 hour after a meal, which is when blood glucose peaks (the highest). It is usually taken right before meals to "cover" the carbohydrates in the food you eat.

Learn more about rapid-acting insulin and other types of insulin.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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