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Useful Diabetes Links

The organizations listed below can put you in touch with self-help, advocacy, and support groups whose members share your issues and concerns about diabetes.

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

An organization dedicated to serving the interests of endocrine patients and the doctors who treat them. www.aadenet.org

American Association of Diabetes Educators

A multidisciplinary organization of health care professionals who provide self-management
education to people with diabetes.
www.diabeteseducator.org

American Diabetes Association

A resource center for Americans with diabetes.
www.diabetes.org

Your Total Health

An online resource from iVillage that informs you about tests, treatment, and diabetes prevention.
yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/diabetes-endocrine

My FlexPen®: Doctor Discussion Guide

Helpful questions to ask your doctor about the FlexPen®
www.myflexpen.com

Children with DIABETES®

An online community for children, families, and adults with diabetes.
www.childrenwithdiabetes.com

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International

An organization whose mission it is to search for ways to prevent, better treat, and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes.
www.jdrf.org

Duane Reade®

Duane Reade® Pharmacies' link for Keeping Well With Diabetes.
www.duanereade.com/dbtcarecente

Rite Aid®

Rite Aid® Pharmacies' link for diabetes management.
www.riteaiddiabetes.com

Insulin Pumpers

An Internet resource for pump users.
www.insulin-pumpers.org

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.

Please click here for additional Important Safety Information

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