I just found out that my chemist sells humalog and that they will sell it to me without a prescription.
I am currently using Humulin 70/30 daytime and Humulin-N at night. My endo only wanted me on human insulins as I will be trying again to have a baby.
Although Humulin-R (fast acting) is available, it is only available in vial, not pen. I like the ease of using the pens as opposed to insulin needles etc. (actually have only ever used pens).
So, I am prepared to do this myself. Is it possible to use the Humulin-N as the basal (I haven’t had any obvious problems with this during the night)? But I don’t like the 70/30 as I have to eat to the insulin and I do get lows on this from time to time.
Can I combine the Humulin-N as my long acting insulin, with Humalog as my fast-acting meal-time insulin? I would have to work out things like basal insulin requirements, and carb insulin-ratios, but then would have the flexibility of eating what and when I want (within reason) and covering it with insulin.
Considering I want to start training again for triathlon / to dramatically improve my fitness levels, I think having more flexibility with what, when and how to eat would be liberating.