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lazydazy1776
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Novolin n vs. Humulin n

I have been doing some research on novolin n vs. humulin n...i understand that they are basically the same but is there a difference between them as far as how soon they start to work and apx. how long each works...thanks for any information

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dturney
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Re: Novolin n vs. Humulin n

Not a lot of difference between them...they both start working 30 to 60 min after injection ..last five to seven hours..:smileyhappy:

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Re: Novolin n vs. Humulin n


lazydazy1776 wrote:

I have been doing some research on novolin n vs. humulin n...i understand that they are basically the same but is there a difference between them as far as how soon they start to work and apx. how long each works...thanks for any information


I just, against my will, was switched from Novolin the Humulin by my HMO.  I'm not happy but am stuck with it.  Humulin doesn't last as long and takes more for me to achieve the same numbers.  It also takes longer to act.  If you switch do a lot of testing to start with because they are NOT the same.

 

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