What is Humalog?
Also known as insulin pro injection, Humalog is a family of mealtime insulins. Humalog is used to control high blood sugar in adults with Type 1 and 2 Diabetes and children with Type 1 Diabetes (ages 3 and up). It’s taken within 15 minutes of eating a meal or directly afterward (consult your specific medication for exact instructions) and comes in a range of strengths, mixes, and suspensions, including an injectable pen specifically for children.
How long does Humalog take to begin working?
Fast-acting Humalog takes about 15 minutes to begin working.
How long does Humalog last in the body?
The length of time that Humalog lasts in your body depends on the type of Humalog you’re taking. Patients taking rapid-acting Humalog can expect it to last for between 4 and 6 hours. Patients taking Humalog Mix (which contains both fast-acting and intermediate-acting insulin) will have longer-lasting effects of up to 22 hours.
Can Humalog be used in an insulin pump?
Yes. Humalog can be used in an external insulin pump.
Is Humalog safe to use during pregnancy?
Based on preliminary data, Humalog doesn’t appear to have any adverse effects on pregnant women or their fetuses. It’s still important to inform your doctor if you’re breastfeeding, trying to conceive, or pregnant while taking Humalog.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Humalog?
If you miss a dose of Humalog, take it as soon as possible. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the dose entirely and resume your regular dosing schedule. It’s advised to monitor your blood sugar levels carefully if you’ve missed a dose of Humalog and to contact your doctor immediately with any questions or concerns.