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> Novorapid (Novolog) vs. Humalog?
post May 16 2010, 04:14 AM
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I have been looking on the internet for concrete information as to the differences between Novorapid and Humalog. All I can find is anecdotal evidence, and since this is the best place for that, I thought I would ask around:

Has anyone experienced any significant differences between using Novorapid and Humalog?

I live in Thailand and I am currently cut off from my pharmacy in Bangkok because of the protests there, and have been for months. Since my supplies are getting low, I went to Chiang Mai but the only fast acting insulin I could get was novorapid. I figured it was the same, and I used to use it when I was on shots. But since starting, I have been getting lots of lows. I've reduced my basal rates and I eat more and pump less, but I am still waking up low almost every day. My daily dose is dropping daily. Is it the change in insulin or do I need to be worried about something else?

Thanks for the help and advice!

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post May 16 2010, 11:44 AM
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It's hard to say how much you will need to vary your dosage from Humalog to Novo. I did the switch before I switched to my pump, so I was on Lantus and can't say much about the basal rates. I do remember having a lot of lows at first. It might be best to start lower and work your way back up if you're having lots of lows.

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