? Usage of HUMULIN R (wrongly??)

Discussion in 'Caninsulin / Vetsulin and N / NPH' started by Silvina, Mar 11, 2017.

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  1. Silvina

    Silvina Member

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    Dears,

    Im having serious trouble with Markies health and bgs. And probably my entire life. Markies is on Levemir but Im also using Humulin R to bring down BG quickly when he is having high numbers (this is something that I used to do time ago with another insulin that with another group we used to called Rapid, but I remember it wasnt´the same insulin). That insuline used to have a fast onset and nadir and used to wear off quickly, and it was to "correct" high numbers.

    So, this why Im using it. But now Im wondering if this insulin is right to look for this goal. May be not and may be Im making Markies bounce a lot.

    The thing is that Markies is having very high numbers.

    The bad thing is that my spread sheet is not updated so I will do is now (really bad thind had been happening here, dad died recently, and mom is also whit cancer, so we are under lots of stress, depression, etc). Im hardly coping with all this.

    I do have my hand written notes with Markies BGS numbers so if any of you wants to see them before Im able to finish the spread sheet (its been months since I don´t complete it, since dad started his disease probably since may 2016) I may complete only a a month from now, no more since I have many other things to do (clean my house, etc.).

    Other things that can be related with Markies high BG is that his gingivitis is looking bad, then he has been meowing without sound (linke having something in his throat, may be swallen tonsils or something, I remember than when he was first diagnosed with diabetes he had swallen tonsils). On the other hands he had restrictive cardiomiopathy, I don´t know how he is regarding that but he had been coughing (not now, but yes a month ago).

    Herpes virus is common in our house and on the other hand Im fostering a cat which brought stress, and I had to pay to a behavior specialist to help us a little. She didnt help much, she just medicated two of my cats. Im also medicated after my father died.

    Ok this is the whole picture.

    Not to confuse you, first and most important question, can you help me understand if using both, HUMULIN R AND LEVEMIR ARE COMPATIBLE AND OK?

    Also to know what´s the HUMULIN R onset, Nadir and duration?

    To be honest Im making a mess with dosing and need to start from scratch with protocol. I need your help please.

    Silvi
     
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  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    I suggest you move this post to the main health forum where many more people will see it. This is a very small forum and doesn't get a lot of traffic. You can also post in the Lantus/Levemir forum which is large and has a lot of expert members.
     
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  3. Silvina

    Silvina Member

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    thank you dear, I have not clue how to move it, let me find out.
     
  4. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    What you can do is highlight it here, copy it and then go to each of the other forums in turn, start a new thread and paste into the text box.
     
  5. Silvina

    Silvina Member

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    good I did that.. but I copied it in the Levemir place. Im not sure which one is the main forum.
     
  6. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    If you go back to the page listing all forums, it's the one right beneath the "welcome" forum. It's called "Feline Health - the Main Forum".
     
  7. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    Actually, it would be better to put this content under the Lantus/Levemir forum, as that is where the people who have experience using both Levemir and R mostly post. So yes, people do use both, but carefully and for specific conditions.

    And please first update your spreadsheet. You don't need to up date all of it. Start with the last two weeks.

    Sorry to hear about your father. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  8. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Silvina --

    You can use Humulin R (also called "regular" insulin) with Lev. However, without more information on Markies spreadsheet, we don't know what's going on and it's very hard, if not impossible, to help you with either Lev or R dosing. As Kris suggested, you can copy and past your post into either the Lantus/Lev or Health forums. There are many people in the Lantus/Lev forum who use R.
     
  9. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    Hi Silvi.

    I don't know much about R, but I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am that you lost your father, and that your mother is ill. We will try to help you with Markies, as much as we can.

    Maybe @Jill & Alex (GA) can merge this condo into the one on the L&L page?

    :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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