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How can I minimize the side effects of Apidra in my child?

You can minimize your child’s risk of side effects from the diabetes drug Apidra (insulin glulisine) by following the doctor's instructions exactly. Do not change or alter your child’s dose without talking to the doctor first, and make sure he or she has a complete list of your child’s medications to help avoid possible interactions.

Other strategies that can minimize side effects include helping your child maintain a healthy diet and regular eating schedule, rotating the injection site with each dose and checking blood sugar levels regularly (ask your doctor how often you should test and what the levels should be). Don't give Apidra if your child’s blood sugar levels are low. Also, always check the medication label to make sure you’re administering the right insulin.

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