Humalog Mix75/25 Uses
Humalog Mix75/25 is used for treating diabetes in adults. It is a combination medication, containing an intermediate-acting insulin and a rapid-acting insulin. Humalog Mix75/25 is designed to work quickly and continues to work for several hours to control blood sugar levels. Healthcare providers may occasionally recommend off-label Humalog Mix75/25 uses as well, such as treating gestational diabetes.
Use of Humalog Mix75/25: An IntroductionHumalog® Mix75/25 (insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro) is a combination insulin medication used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes. This medication combines two different types of insulin: an intermediate-acting insulin (insulin lispro protamine) and a rapid-acting insulin (insulin lispro). It is typically used right before meals, often just twice a day.
Humalog Mix75/25 Uses for DiabetesThe need to take insulin is usually associated with type 1 diabetes (sometimes known as juvenile-onset diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes). Although type 1 diabetes usually begins in childhood or adolescence, this is not always the case. With this type of diabetes, the pancreas stops producing insulin. This means that people with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin on a regular basis to help keep their blood sugar at the right level. Insulin is absolutely essential for people with type 1 diabetes.
Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, people with type 2 diabetes (sometimes called non-insulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes) often do not need to take insulin. The problem with this form of diabetes is that the cells of the body do not respond to insulin as well as they normally should. As a result, the cells do not properly remove sugar (glucose) from the blood, resulting in high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia). Therefore, people with type 2 diabetes need much more insulin than is normal to control their blood sugar levels. The pancreas cannot keep up with such a high demand and eventually starts to fail. Generally, people with type 2 diabetes take insulin only if they simply cannot produce enough insulin, even with the help of oral diabetes medications.