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Starting With NovoLog® Mix 70/30

Your doctor gave you NovoLog® Mix 70/30 (70% insulin aspart protamine suspension and 30% insulin aspart injection, [rDNA origin]) because he or she believes it is right for you. It's one insulin that works in two ways to help you control your blood sugar. And if you're starting with NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen® you can take your insulin with you almost anywhere.* Take a closer look now at some additional benefits of NovoLog® Mix 70/30.

Taking NovoLog® Mix 70/30

Your doctor will decide how much NovoLog® Mix 70/30 you should take and when to take it. Keep in mind that your insulin needs may vary from day to day, so your doctor may need to make some adjustments to your dosage. Some people take NovoLog® Mix 70/30 just once a day. Others take NovoLog® Mix 70/30 twice a day—before breakfast and before dinner.

As with all insulins, the most common side effect with NovoLog® Mix 70/30 is hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. But a study showed that people who took NovoLog® Mix 70/30 had 73% fewer episodes of major hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar) compared with those taking human premixed insulin (such as Novolin® 70/30) after one year.

Discreet Insulin Delivery

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Rickie loves being outdoors, especially when coaching. He likes that his NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen® follows him from the sidelines to mealtime.

One insulin with one discreet delivery system

Taking NovoLog® Mix 70/30 means that you only need one insulin to get coverage for up to 24 hours, both at mealtime and in between meals, too. Plus, it comes in NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen®.

NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen®:

  • Offers accurate dose setting with a dial-a-dose delivery system
  • Fits in your purse or pocket
  • Does not need to be refrigerated for up to 14 days, once opened, if kept at room temperature (under 86°F)

FlexPen® is insulin delivery that goes with you.

As you take NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen®, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen® comes in a package with 5 pens
  • Store your supply of NovoLog® Mix 70/30 in the refrigerator until you use it, but do not freeze
  • Once in use, keep NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen® at room temperature (less than 86°F) for up to 14 days*
  • Check your blood sugar regularly, as directed by your doctor

For more information about NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen®, click here.

*Once in use, NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen® must be kept at room temperature (below 86°F) for up to 14 days. Throw away an unrefrigerated disposable NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen® after 14 days, even if it still contains insulin. Throw away unrefrigerated vials after 28 days, even if they still contain insulin.

Selected Important Safety Information

Who should not use NovoLog® Mix 70/30?

  • Do not use NovoLog® Mix 70/30 if your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

How should I take NovoLog® Mix 70/30?

  • NovoLog® Mix 70/30 starts acting fast. If you have type 1 diabetes, inject within 15 minutes before you eat a meal. If you have type 2 diabetes, inject within 15 minutes before or after starting your meal.
  • Inject NovoLog® Mix 70/30 under the skin of your stomach area, upper arms, buttocks, or thighs, but never into a vein or muscle.
  • Do not mix NovoLog® Mix 70/30 with other insulin products or use in an insulin pump.
  • 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.

Please click here for additional Important Safety Information.