Insulin concetration help

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-02-09 14:48:07 -0600
Started 2013-02-05 03:56:39 -0600

I am type 1 diabetic. My short acting insulin has run out and its no longer available in all the pharmacies I have been appears the manufacturer is no longer making that insulin.The pharmacy offered me an alternative regular insulin.The new alternative has an insulin concentration of 40 IU/ ml whilst my old insulin had a concentration of 100 IU/ ml.My doctor tells me to use the same insulin doses I used with previous insulin.I just have a gut feeling that the dosage may really need changing.Does anyone have any experience.

7 replies

Gwen214 2013-02-09 14:48:07 -0600 Report

I went from u-100 to u-500 the 500 is more concentrated and had to major adjustments, but my endo started low and then increased if necessary. If you have a gut feeling, ask your doctor what his reasoning for starting at same dosage. Maybe that's the baseline he/ she wants you to start, then make adjustments later.

manapua72 2013-02-05 13:11:34 -0600 Report

Work with your doctor /medical team … We r not doctors here … When people say go against your doctors directions , I suggest u go to a different doctor and get a second opinion … Yes we r not doctors here … We have opinions sometimes even helpful advice but we r not medical practitioners and NONE OF US SHOULD BE ADVISING YOU OR ANYONE ELSE TO GO AGAINST WHAT YOUR DOCTOR HAS INSTRUCTED !!!!!!!!!!!!!

lanessa 2013-02-05 09:44:36 -0600 Report

Sometimes the doctors don't know either they try's to find out what's the best doses u should be taking as well but they not in side our body to k how it operate 100% because my doctor had me on 15untis of novolog 3times ADAY with sugars 300-422 and 25unirs of lantus 1 time at night and it did not help me at all I k I need more doses of insulin so I stop see her and i start giving myself 50units of novolog and my a1c went down from 12.6 to 10.83 & my new doctor put me on metformin and I see a big difference in my blood sugar just find out what's best for u and then u let your doctor k what u think and see what he/she says cuz the are never 100% sure believe me and good luck Hun

lanessa 2013-02-05 09:35:46 -0600 Report

Just give your self the dose your doctor said to take u k your blood more then what they do so if u feel like u need more or less then the doses he said to take then do so CUZ u have to find out what doses are best for you…alone with eating what's right for your body