Starting insulin?...what to expect

By Type1Lou Latest Reply 2016-01-22 10:23:04 -0600
Started 2014-10-14 08:05:51 -0500

This is a link I saw on a Medtronic site and thought worth sharing with those who are just beginning to use insulin.

6 replies

WASHED OUT 2016-01-22 10:11:37 -0600 Report

I started backing off my insulin again, and it is so far so good. The Lantus makes me gain or retain weight which isn't in my long term plan. I gained a little through the Holiday and it has been hard to get back on a slow loosing track. For some reason my insurance insisted Lantus instead of some of those which lets or helps you lose weight. I guess we just have to work harder for our goals.

TsalagiLenape 2014-10-15 11:15:38 -0500 Report

Thanks Lou for this helpful link. So far other than a few snafu's I am doing ok. I just don't want to keep gaining weight. So tomorrow talking to the Primary Care doctor and in the afternoon I have a Diabetes Clinic of sorts. Have a great day!:)

Type1Lou 2014-10-16 17:34:14 -0500 Report

So happy it helped! …and I hope you got additional coping tips and pointers today from your health team!

jayabee52 2014-10-14 23:49:12 -0500 Report

Thanks, Lou for sharing. I would expect many who are new to injecting insulin will get good use from this.

Wish I had this available to me when I started injecting insulin,

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