New med added

By Armourer Latest Reply 2012-03-09 15:23:15 -0600
Started 2012-03-09 00:31:24 -0600

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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red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-03-09 15:23:15 -0600 Report

Am I reading that right? Are you taking 45-50 units if Humalog at each meal, or is that total for the entire the day? Do you only use the one insulin as well. I'm just thinking if that is per meal, wow!

TsalagiLenape 2012-03-09 05:30:08 -0600 Report

I would make sure you know all the side effects. Make a log of what is affecting you and etc. If things dont get better get to your doctor. Hugs

Armourer 2012-03-09 13:41:24 -0600 Report

So far good. I'm pleased, except for when the samples run out. But good advice on keeping record of any side affects.

JSJB 2012-03-09 04:25:09 -0600 Report

Who knows you better, your doctor or the insurance company???? If you doctor puts you on a new drug it should be approved by the insurance company with any questions. These companies forget who is paying for their policies.

sseddog 2012-03-09 08:19:31 -0600 Report

I agree. It is maddening when an insurance company thinks they know what is best for you. The people making those decisions are not medical professionals.

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