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Type 1 diabetic on humalog insulin via minimed pump.

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Type 1 diabetic on humalog insulin via minimed pump.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 9 months ago.


This is Dr. Bonilla. I understand your concerns.

Humalog and Novalog are both rapid acting insulin with the same peak and time of action. There is no difference on the way they work. Please leave a positive rating.


Customer: replied 9 months ago.

I understand they are not exactly the same type of insulin as humalog is insulin lispro and novalog is insulin aspart. Is it possible for them to act differently in different people?

Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 9 months ago.

They have the same mechanism. In theory they should act the same. However some people can be resistant to one or the other. Thanks for your positive rating.