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Novo Echo...

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by ohitsnicola, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. ohitsnicola

    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm liking the Novo Echo but is it just for children?? As wherever I read about it, it mentions children! :(
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Victorri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had an echo before going on the pump in April my ratio was 1.5:1
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's only a 30 unit limit?? Really???? Noo my evening levemir at the moment is 36 morning is 28!
     
  5. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Yep its 30. But the higher dosage you take the less chance of 1/2 a unit being needed...
    How much bolus qtys are you averaging. Its more likely the bolus that would be better with 1/2 unit.
     
  6. ohitsnicola

    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I could use the echo for bolus as I rarely inject over 20units for that it's just levemir....novo pen5????
     
  7. mammamia2006

    mammamia2006 · Guest

    I have about 6 or 7 Echo pens and the same for clikstar.

    I have had them for ages and havent actually started using either yet.
     
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    tim2000s Type 1 · Moderator
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    Novo 5 is same as echo but in 1u increments. Worth using for the Levemir. I use echo as my largest injection is about 5u of Novorapid. Have been using Novo 4 for Levemir but am getting to a point after gym sessions where I need 0.5u adjustments so Echo here we come!
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    The NovoPen Junior is a half unit pen and designed for children but the NovoPen Echo can be used by both adults and children and comes in different colours.

    The Echo is by far the best pen I've ever used :)
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    I love my echo's as I'm a bit scatty brained sometimes. Its good to be able to see last units given and time on the end .

    Worst thing for me is remembering to prime the needles when I do my rare needle swaps!! At least I can check back to make sure I primed them as genuinely sometimes I forget whether I have or not. Especially changing both needles at the same time!!
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    That is what I like about the pen DD, the memory function is great for those moments of doubt:)
     
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    TooMuchGlucose Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been using mine for a couple of weeks now and I think it's great I was forgetting how much insulin I'd injected at least twice a week so the memory function really helps. My doctor didn't have much of a problem with giving me one and I'm an adult.
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    And you can ask for them in either red or blue to differentiate between basal and bolus... Although initially going back to mdi I did also have to use a permanent marker as a reminder and write basal on one and bolus on the other!! Lol:) muddle age forgetfulness!!
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Yes we do, I have a 1/2 unit novo nordisk 3 ml penfil and when I asked for a spare on prescription( a back up) my pharmacy rang me and informed me that they cannot get one for me, so I need to tell my DSN when I see her at the end of the month, so I may get one of these Echo's ?
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I started off on the novopen junior loved that pen! I just want a new one I don't mind the novopen4 Which is what I've got at the moment but I want something newer....I'm terrible lol! After all we've got to live with it so gotta "enjoy" it somehow! Also is there not a pen that does more than 30 units????
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    They do free skins for them aswell!! ImageUploadedByDCUK Forum1442088571.959338.jpg
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ps that is the echo but that's what came up when I googled the novo 5 lol
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    They do up to 12 free skins apparently it's just finding where to get them lol!
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ImageUploadedByDCUK Forum1442088920.361908.jpg
     
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