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NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) Reach Videos

Patient Support Stories

What I tell my friends Kennedy explains how she deals with telling friends about her diabetes.

Meet KennedyKennedy is a 9-year-old girl with type 1 diabetes who uses NovoLog® in a pump.

Exercise is important for managing diabetes Michele expresses her love of running and its benefits for managing her diabetes.

Testing blood sugar is important Michele describes her schedule for running, meals, and testing blood sugar levels.

The crucial doctor/patient relationshipMichele speaks about her close relationship with her endocrinologist.

The challenges of type 1 diabetes Michele talks about how she gets through the occasional challenging day with type 1 diabetes.

Meet Michele Michele is a 40-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes who uses NovoLog® in a pump.

Caregiver Community Videos

The moment we knew Kennedy's mother recalls the day Kennedy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

It hit us hardKennedyʼs father recalls the day Kennedy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Finding a doctor you work well with Kennedyʼs father describes why finding the right doctor is so important.

The pump: A physicianʼs perspective Dr. Anita Swamy explains why she is a big proponent of the pump when it comes to children.

The pump: Parentsʼ perspectiveKennedyʼs parents explain why they feel NovoLog® in a pump is the best choice for her.

My parentsʼ journey with my type 1 diabetes Michele recalls her childhood with type 1 diabetes and how it affected her parents.

Tackling diabetes can be an inspirationMicheleʼs husband speaks about how Micheleʼs diabetes drives her to achieve more.

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball, IndyCar Series race car driver Charlie Kimball is a professional race car driver with type 1 diabetes. Charlie works with his doctor and diabetes care team to keep his diabetes under control, on and off the track.

Indications and Usage

What is NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection)?

  • NovoLog® is a man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.

Important Safety Information for NovoLog®

Who should not take NovoLog®?

Do not take NovoLog® if:

  • your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Before taking NovoLog®, tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions including, if you are:

  • pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • taking new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including supplements.

Talk to your health care provider about how to manage low blood sugar.

How should I take NovoLog®?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
  • NovoLog® is fast-acting. Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after taking it.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes. You may give or get an infection from another person.

What should I avoid while taking NovoLog®?

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how NovoLog® affects you.
  • Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that contain alcohol.

What are the possible side effects of NovoLog®?

Serious side effects can lead to death, including:

Low blood sugar. Some signs and symptoms include:

  • anxiety, irritability, mood changes, dizziness, sweating, confusion, and headache.

Your insulin dose may need to change because of:

  • weight gain or loss, increased stress, illness, or change in diet or level of physical activity.

Other common side effects may include:

  • low potassium in your blood, injection site reactions, itching, rash, serious whole body allergic reactions, skin thickening or pits at the injection site, weight gain, and swelling of your hands and feet and if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) possible heart failure.

Get emergency medical help if you have:

  • trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, sweating, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.

For more information, please click here for complete NovoLog® Prescribing Information.

NovoLog® is a prescription medicine.

Talk to your doctor about the importance of diet and exercise in your treatment plan.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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If you need assistance with prescription drug costs, help may be available. Visit pparx.org or call 1-888-4PPA-NOW.

Selected Important Safety Information

Who should not take NovoLog®?

Do not take NovoLog® if:

  • your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

How should I take NovoLog®?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
  • NovoLog® is fast-acting. Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after taking it.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes. You may give or get an infection from another person.

Please click here for additional Important Safety Information

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