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I TOOK 50 UNITS OF HUMLOG INSTEAD OF LANTUS

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I TOOK 50 UNITS OF HUMLOG INSTEAD OF LANTUS
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

humalog is a short acting insulin with half life of 1 hour

Lantus is a longer acting insulin lasting 24 hours

you should check your sugars every hour over the next 3-4 hours to see if your glucose levels drop

if your levels drop, you might need to drink some orange juice or sugary drink to get your levels up if they drop too low, like below 70 or 80.

or you can go to the ER and be monitored there

do you have a home glucose monitor that you can check your blood glucose levels every hour or so?