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

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Meet Rudy, Kennedy, and Michele Rudy, Kennedy, and Michele are everyday people who are managing their diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes

Meet Rudy Rudy is a 54-year-old man with type 2 diabetes who uses the NovoLog® FlexPen®.

Warning signs of type 2 diabetes Rudy describes the symptoms he experienced leading up to his type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

Times have changed for the betterRudy recalls the way his mother's diabetes was treated compared to how diabetes is treated today.

The tools are better Rudy discusses the tools for treating diabetes in the past and how they have improved.

Managing diabetes takes commitment Rudy lists his priorities when it comes to managing his diabetes with the NovoLog® FlexPen®.

NovoLog® FlexPen® works for meRudy explains why he feels the NovoLog® FlexPen® is right for him.

You can still enjoy eating Rudy talks about enjoying food with friends while controlling portions.

Keep your goals in focus Rudy shares his strategy for staying focused on his diabetes goal.

Get as much support as possibleRudy credits his family, friends, and medical team with helping him manage diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes (Child)

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

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

It hit us hardKennedy's father recalls the day Kennedy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

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

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

The pump: Parents' perspectiveKennedy's parents explain why they feel NovoLog® in a pump is the best choice for her.

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

Type 1 diabetes (Adult)

Meet Michele Michele is a 40-year-old woman 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.

How I managed my pregnancyMichele explains why she chose to use NovoLog® in a pump during pregnancy.

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

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

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.

Letting your doctor know how you feel Dr. Lara Fakunle explains how she shares information with her diabetes patients when they are worried.

Tackling diabetes can be an inspirationMichele's husband speaks about how Michele's diabetes drives her to achieve more.

NovoLog® and diabetes

How NovoLog® works
A video that shows the science behind how NovoLog® works.

What is Diabetes?
A video that shows how diabetes affects the body.

What is basal-bolus therapy?
A fast-acting insulin analog like NovoLog® can be taken along with a long-acting insulin for better blood sugar control.

NovoPen Echo®
NovoPen Echo® is the first and only insulin pen with both half-unit dosing and a memory function.

FlexPen®

Doctor knows best Learn how Dr. Rosen prescribes FlexPen® and why he thinks it's good for doctors and patients.

Demo Video This video shows you how to use your NovoLog® FlexPen®.

Vivica likes that Vivica likes that FlexPen® keeps her in the spotlight.

Charlie Kimballʼs story Charlie Kimball is a professional race car driver with diabetes.

Charlie Kimball gets back in the race Charlie Kimball, IndyCar® driver, talks about being diagnosed with diabetes.


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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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