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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, 2012 IZOD 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

Who should not use NovoLog®?

Do not use NovoLog® if your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

What should I tell my health care provider before taking NovoLog®?

About all of your medical conditions, including liver, kidney, or heart problems.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to do either.
About all prescription and nonprescription medicines you take, including supplements, as your dose may need to change.

How should I take NovoLog®?

Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after using NovoLog®, a fast-acting insulin, to avoid low blood sugar. Do not inject NovoLog® if you do not plan to eat right after your injection or bolus pump infusion.
Do not mix NovoLog® with any other insulin when used in a pump or with any insulin other than NPH when used with injections by syringe.
Do not change your dose or type of insulin unless you are told to by your health care provider.
Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes.
Check your blood sugar levels as directed by your health care provider.

What should I consider while using NovoLog®?

Alcohol, including beer and wine, may affect your blood sugar.
Be careful when driving a car or operating machinery. You may have difficulty concentrating or reacting if you have low blood sugar. Talk to your health care provider if you often have low blood sugar or no warning signs of low blood sugar.

What are the possible side effects of NovoLog®?

Low blood sugar, including when too much is taken. Some symptoms include sweating, shakiness, confusion, and headache. Severe low blood sugar can cause unconsciousness, seizures, and death.
Serious allergic reactions may occur. Get medical help right away, if you develop a rash over your whole body, have trouble breathing, a fast heartbeat, or sweating.
Other side effects include injection site reactions (like redness, swelling, and itching), skin thickening or pits at the injection site, swelling of your hands and feet, if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) possible heart failure, vision changes, low potassium in your blood, and weight gain.

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

What are the possible side effects of NovoLog®?

• Low blood sugar, including when too much is taken. Some symptoms include sweating, shakiness, confusion, and headache. Severe low blood sugar can cause unconsciousness, seizures, and death.

• Other side effects include injection site reactions (like redness, swelling, and itching), skin thickening or pits at the injection site, swelling of your hands and feet, if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) possible heart failure, vision changes, low potassium in your blood, and weight gain.

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