Went yesterday to the doc for my 3 month visit. A!C hadn't changed from 7.4 of the last time, which I though was good since in the last three months there has been Christmas, New Years, Superbowl, son's wedding, four birthdays. But my dose of Humalog has increased a lot. The same meal & portion that was 34 units six months ago, is now 45-50 units. Three small quinoa pancakes with peanutbutter and 6g jam is around 80 units, although carb count, baseline & sliding scale states 42 units, do this and my BG spikes. Sciatica has returned two days ago so exercise is out. Soooo. . . Doc added me on Victoza .6 injection once a day. All goes well and in a week increase to 1.2.
Okay, been on this only for a day, and it makes me not want to eat at all! I don't care about food, don't even think about food. In fact my wife had to force me to sit down and finally eat something. Victoza is to control one's BG to lower levels and lose weight. I hope so on the weight loss. But the drawback of this drug is it is very very expensive, or so I've read. My insurance just authorized it if one can prove they need it by their Doc. To date they said I'm not a bad enough case. We'll see if this helps, then worry about the whole insurance thing. Victoza is the counterpart to Byetta, and doesn't replace insulin.
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