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Humalog Mix75/25 Dosage

There is no standard dose of Humalog Mix75/25 that works for all people in all situations. To determine the best dose for your situation, your healthcare provider may recommend counting carbohydrates and measuring your blood sugar levels before and after meals. Humalog Mix75/25 is typically taken twice a day, and is injected just under the skin within 15 minutes before you start eating.

Humalog Mix75/25 Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of Humalog® Mix75/25 (insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your blood sugar levels
  • Your blood sugar goals (which can vary from person to person)
  • Your current dose of other insulins
  • The carbohydrate content of your meals
  • Other medications you are taking, including other diabetes medications
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Dosing Guidelines for Humalog Mix75/25

Dosing for Humalog Mix75/25 must be individualized for each person. There is no one "standard" dose that will work for all people or even for the same person in all situations. Humalog Mix75/25 is made up of two different insulins: 75 percent intermediate-acting insulin (insulin lispro protamine) and 25 percent rapid-acting insulin (insulin lispro). It is typically taken within 15 minutes before starting a meal.
In some situations, you and your healthcare provider may prefer "aggressive" insulin dosing, which may help reduce the risk of long-term diabetes complications, but can increase the risk of dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Some people may need more relaxed insulin dosing, especially if they live alone (making it difficult to adequately respond to low blood sugar levels) or if they are elderly (in which case the long-term consequences are less of a concern).
Your healthcare provider may ask you to measure your blood sugar level before and after meals, and may also recommend carbohydrate counting. Both of these things can help you and your healthcare provider know how to adjust your Humalog Mix75/25 dose.
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