By Dafeen Latest Reply 2011-02-12 16:30:53 -0600
Started 2011-02-12 13:08:59 -0600

Sometimes I feel as though the insulin I'm using is a bad batch. Sometimes after I've ate and given myself 40 units, 5 hours later my sugar is 200. I change the insulin cartridge in my pin and give myself another 30 and my sugar will drop to 100 in an hour. Where normally my sugar will be 80 -100. I will eat the same things and amount. give myself the same amount of insulin, and sometimes my sugar is way off. My a1g is 6.1.

4 replies

kdroberts 2011-02-12 15:42:51 -0600 Report

What type of insulin? When is the expiration? How has it been stored? How long have you been using the cartridge? Plus all the other questions asked!

Dafeen 2011-02-12 16:30:53 -0600 Report

My insulin,humalog, is always no older than a few months. The humalog is always used 8 months before it expires.I have been using the cartridge since I have been a diabetic, 2007. Yes I am counting carbs. I always do the same activity. My insulin pen keeps a log. I have eaten the same and done the same activites to compare the differance in both cartridges.

Harlen 2011-02-12 14:57:12 -0600 Report

Are you counting carbs?
You know that you are insulin resistant ???
A lot of the time its how much activety I have or am doing
Do you keep a log?
Best wishes

realsis77 2011-02-12 13:27:23 -0600 Report

Sometimes if my insulin is older I've noticed it doesn't work as well and I have to get a new bottle. Other than that I've not had a problem. I take lantus and humulin. I wonder if its possiable you did get a bad batch? Maybe tell the pharamacy and they can trade it for a new bottle? Check the expiration dates carefully. I know mine do go bad when I try to streatch them past 28 days. If it happens a lot id talk to my pharmacist. Maybe he can help. Good luck.