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Kumarcwc
Kumarcwc
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I want to know the difference between HM Actrapid 30/70 and Actrapid 100 MI/ul Insulin. Are both same? What are the brand names of HM Actrapid 30/70 insulin in India.

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gangadharan_nair

They are completely different types of insulin. Actrapid is a short acting insulin whereas Mixtard as the name suggests is a combination of 2 insulins ( actrapid+ intermediate acting insulin). Hence they can not be used as a substitute to each other.

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Kumarcwc

Thanks for the information

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sandybrown

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Kumarcwc
Kumarcwc
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Thanks for the information

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Fatbuddy

Hello- are you in India ? who prescribed you insulin? are you taking it ?

Are you diabetic -? Type 2 or 1 ?

The difference is clear -a s per our friend - Mr Gangadharan --here

Short acting is usually taken before meal.. and long acting is taken once a day.

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Kumarcwc
Kumarcwc
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Hello, my wife has been diagnosed as diabetic and was hospitalized for management. The doctor of the hospital had prescribed Human Actrapid 30/70 while the pharmacists here informed that Human Actrapid 30/70 and Actrapid HM 100 IU/ml are same. This is confusing. Thanks for the feedback

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Fatbuddy

If in USA-- pharmacist can be sued -- for wrong info. As per above- by Ganagdharan.. and by its name itself, the 30/70 is a mix of short acting and long acting. You should ask doctor -- which one to take and how often and when.

If she was hospitalized .. with real high BS ... that means she has been ignoring for long time.

There is lots of info in this forum- food, carb counting, LCHF and mild to moderate exercise, along with loosing little weight can help.

If you have the insulin at home, the packaging box should have phone number or name of manufacturer and you can call them directly to clarify.

Make sure that she takes some quick actions to control sugar and over time get rid of insulin.

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