"No, they're identical"
"There's a slight difference"
"There's a huge difference"
"Humalog is like water, doesn't do a thing"
I had a stash of Novalog in the fridge, so we started with the Humalog on 3/13/2013. And here's our experience, based on the first week of the month and the last week of the month, so a week before we started Humalog, and our full second week on Humalog.
Glucose in range
- Pre-Humalog: 76% in range with 15 over and 9% under
- Humalog: 68% in range with 38% over
- Pre-Humalog: 142 average
- Humalog: 177 average (and keep in mind that this required a LOT of extra insulin)
- Pre-Humalog: 29.1
- Humalog: 35.5
And in case you're a visual person...
Pre Humalog (on Novalog) - 3/1 to 3/8/2013
So our conclusion? Humalog definitely isn't working as well. We have been CONSTANTLY increasing both basal rates and IC ratios, and I've reduced insulin sensitivity twice. I reduced duration from 3 hours to 2.5. We're still dealing with highs, no matter what we do.
Clearly, there's really no difference...