By DietAudreyCola Latest Reply 2012-08-07 22:14:14 -0500
Started 2012-08-06 16:28:37 -0500

i just started U-500 insulin today. It's insulin that is 5xs the strength of regular insulin… I am heavily insulin resistant and was taking 200+ units of insulin a day through my pump. My sugar has been 260-375 over the last 5 hours. I haven't been eating more than usual. I am concerned if coming off a fast-acting insulin (Novolog/Humalog) to a Regular insulin though 5xs potent is creating these high readings because it's not working as fast as I'm used to. However the correction bolus doesn't seem to work either.. going from 265 to 261 in 2.5 hours doesn't seem to be working.

Any feedback on U-500 would be helpful.

Thank you!

Tags: u500

2 replies

IronOre 2012-08-07 22:14:14 -0500 Report

Yes (in my unprofessional opinion) it could be creating the high readings.
I am Type 1, but not on a pump, and really don't know much about them.
But I find it a bit odd to be pumping an insulin that is not fast acting, because "regular" insulin has a bit of an odd curve to it.

Harlen 2012-08-07 12:17:19 -0500 Report

Are you up and moving or sitting a lot ?
I would give it some time and see how it works over time ,you may need to incres your basel rate ???
Keep me posted on how your doing .
Best wishes

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