Insulin options

By vansittert Latest Reply 2013-11-14 00:46:36 -0600
Started 2013-11-12 15:53:45 -0600

I have been a diabetic for 18 years I have tried shots and pumps I am currently back on shots and taking levimer but was hoping to get some input on other insulins since my a1c is at a 15 and my sugar will not come down unless I take novolog every hour and I'm taking 30 to 40 units of it at a time just to get my sugar in the hundreds

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5 replies

vansittert 2013-11-14 00:46:36 -0600 Report

Update: talked to doc today she doesn't want to change my insulin she has decide to put me on 40 units of levimer in the morning and 40 at night and a sliding scale with my novolog

jaydoubleyou23 2013-11-13 22:09:48 -0600 Report

I take humalog and lantus(when I'm on injections, for my pump it's just humalog) and it my opinion, they work like a charm. :)

Wade_wvu 2013-11-12 22:22:47 -0600 Report

I also used to take Levemir, and I had trouble keeping my numbers in range. I felt like it never worked. I now take lantus and it works well.

vansittert 2013-11-12 20:29:34 -0600 Report

I took levimer during my pregnancy with my daughter and had an a1c of 7 the whole time she is now a year old my sugar has been out of control for about 8 months now I switched doctor because the last one wasn't concerned with anything my new doctor is tryin to adjust my insulin but I've been doing that for months now and nothing is work. I liked my omnipod but I do not have medical insurance and can't afford it out if pocket I can barely afford what I need now. I'm hoping to switch to a new insulin though

correctionsnurse1 2013-11-12 19:20:48 -0600 Report

How long has this been out of control like this? I have a friend that T1 and she insists Levimer does not work. She uses an insulin pump and is very active, but uses Novolog in her pump. I personally do well with injections of Novolog with meals and Lantus at HS plus Metformin 1000mg twice daily. I'm interested in your question, please keep us informed.

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