What is Insulin Glulisine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Insulin glulisine is a rapid acting insulin it is used for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus to improve glycemic control.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 21 5
Diabetes type 1 15 4
General health 1 0
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Insulin Glulisine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 2
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 1
Reactive hypoglycemia 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Insulin Glulisine

Dosage Patients
10 units three times daily 1
100 units daily 1
50 mL three times daily 1
9units as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Insulin Glulisine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Insulin Glulisine

Duration

Currently taking Insulin Glulisine

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Insulin Glulisine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Insulin Glulisine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Exenatide (Byetta) 1
Glimepiride (Amaryl) 1
Glipizide (Glipizide ER) 1
Insulin Aspart (Novolog) 1
Insulin Regular (Humulin R) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Insulin Glulisine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Insulin Aspart (Novolog) 1
Insulin Lispro (Humalog) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Insulin Glulisine

Oct 27, 2012 (Started Oct 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hard to control blood sugars)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 1)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 units Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: This not a tip or advice... This is more of a quick view into my daily dosing schedule. My target blood sugar before meals is 5.0 - I take the reading of my blood sugar and subtract my target (eg: 20.4 - 5.0 = 15.4) I then divide that number by 2.22 (the amount of insulin required to lower my blood sugar by one point) (eg: 15.4 / 2.22 = 6.94) Then I take the total number of carbs I will intake, and divide that by 13.2 (I need one unit of insulin for every 13.2g of carbs I intake) (eg: 67 / 13.3 = 5.06) Add the two totals, and you have my combined correction & bolus for a meal (eg: 6.94 + 5.06 = 12u) And I have to do this with confusion, dizziness, nausea, severe pain etc... and I'm terrible at math LOL... If my husband wasn't home taking care of me I think I'd go mad... If they don't get my disability on track so I can get someone in to help me, he's never going to be able to go back to work again :(
Cost: < $25 monthly

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