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Anyone else on toujeo insulin?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by tara18, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. tara18

    tara18 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi,
    I've been on levemir for over 10 years and about a month and a half ago they changed my insulin to the new toujeo. Since changing my levels waking up in the morning range from 10-18. Anyone else had these problems and have any advice?
     
  2. Lynz84

    Lynz84 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi tara18. I changed to toujeo last year and it took a couple of weeks to settle. It is a very good insulin but mayb speak to your diabetic team about upoing your dose 1-2 units x
     
  3. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    Hi @tara18
    welcome to the forum :)

    I am not on toujeo so can't help with that. Have you spoken with your DSN at all since going on toujeo ?
    Have you had a look at testing your basal ( toujeo ) to see if your dose needs adjusting ?
    link for basal testing here. http://www.salforddiabetescare.co.uk/index2.php?nav_id=1007


    hope this helps
    all the best !!
     
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    dookie Type 2 · Member

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    Hi I've been on it for 2 weeks and am up to 24 on my pen. My levels are still high when I test in the morning. How much do you inject ?
     
  5. Lynz84

    Lynz84 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I inject 18 units but i guess it depends on your diet and activity levels!! Im gluten and lactose free so quite restricted with food
     
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    richyb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been on toujeo for just a month. I was on Levimer for several years. Strangely i was put on 20 units to start off with but I am now on only 13 once a day in the morning. When i was on levimer i was taking about 23 in 2 doses. We are all different and on different amounts to suit . I do not have dawn syndrome any more but i have been struggling along the way. Hope things will get better for us.
    I have also purchased a libre a few days ago to help me. My control has been better today as I can now see better what is happening to levels. Thought i will use it to get me through it.
     
  7. qe5rt

    qe5rt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been on Toujeo for 3 weeks now i think. I was on lantus before and my morning values actually improved. I am taking 3 units more of the toujeo than with the lantus but i'm getting better results in the morning. With lantus i was usually fairly high in the morning, with toujeo i'm hitting the green zone way more often in the morning.
     
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    mattmo86 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi tara, I've been on Lantus for over 10 years now, Diabetic nurse has agreed for me to go onto Toujeo and try that as blood levels arent good, but it's not listed at my Gp for them.to prescribe it! So I'm still waiting. So hoping I get to try it soon.
     
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