What is Novolog Insulin Pump?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Insulin pump

An insulin pump is a medical device used to administer insulin in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. It is an alternative to multiple injections of insulin and allows for intensive insulin therapy when used with blood glucose monitoring and carbohydrate counting.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Novolog Insulin Pump

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

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Novolog Insulin Pump

Dosage Patients
200 units daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Novolog Insulin Pump

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Novolog Insulin Pump

Duration

Currently using Novolog Insulin Pump

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Novolog Insulin Pump

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Novolog Insulin Pump

Feb 24, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (feeling well, energetic, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Keep a log of your food and insulin doses plus other factors like exercise, other meds and events. Many stresses can raise the sugars, including arguments and depression episodes. "There's no free lunch!" I wouldn't wish this on anyone. But the bottom line is: "Live with this the best way you can, and perhaps you will live a little longer!" I feel like the Auto-immune Queen, with the diabetes, MS, thyroid disfunction, depression, unemployment, I'll stop there. What do I live for? What are my options? I love my husband, and my dog, and my few friends, and my MS group. That is more than some people have so I'm not complaining.
Side effects: feeling well, energetic, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

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