Understanding Humalog Side Effects

How does it work?

The advent of humalog insulin or human insulin analog has brought about a new type of diabetic. It is one that is free from the trivialities of taking one’s insulin shot many minutes before one decides to eat or take in something that might be able to elevate his or her blood sugar levels to significant degrees. It has given diabetics the option to at least not think of their disease in advance so as to give them a regular and normal life as possible.

Humalog insulin is essentially a mealtime insulin which one takes around 15 minutes before any meal. This is also a type of insulin that has a short duration of action . There are several other complications that might come out of taking in insulin whether it be humalog or normal insulin.

Humalog side effects

Hypoglycemia is one of those negative effects. This is essentially the deficiency of sugar in one’s blood because there is too much insulin present that is acting on the blood sugar level of a person. This is quite a significant condition for the diabetic because the insulin shock might inevitably render them unconscious or, in some cases, even lead to their death.

Another one of those things that might be the typical localized allergies that result from the therapy. The diabetic might essentially experience redness, swelling or itchiness at the site of the injection. These minor side-effects are usually seen in the first few days or weeks after a shot has been made.

The much more dangerous type of allergy that the person could experience is the systemic type of allergy which is quite rare but it potentially more threatening. This is essentially allergy to insulin which may immediately cause rashes all over one’s body, asthmatic wheezing, drop in blood pressure, shortness of breath, sweating and having a much more rapid pulse. Those more severe cases of this type of systemic allergy is the body reacting to it so badly that it goes into anaphylactic shock. This will eventually lead to death if it is not treated immediately.

As the development of medicines for diabetes has improved, it also has accompanying side effects that a discriminating person might want to look into before switching to this type of insulin. Reasons for wanting to switch to another type of insulin might come from other reasons such as choosing whether to change the strength of the insulin (NPH or analog), the species (animal or human) or the manner in which it is manufactured (rDNA or animal-source insulin).

These types of choices give the diabetic more than enough options to unconsciously orchestrate his own demise if he is not careful enough. As with all types of medication, any changes made to one’s medical maintenance should only be done under the direct supervision and consent of a legitimate medical physician.

With all of this in mind, one must realize that there are a lot of things to consider when administering insulin. One should take extra care and never underestimate the side effects that may happen in the case of an overdose