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Type 1 Bad batches of Novorapid (insert own insulin)

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by mrg9999-2, Nov 18, 2017.


Have you ever had bad batches of Novorapid or other insulin that didn't work?

Poll closed Dec 2, 2017.
  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. mrg9999-2

    mrg9999-2 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I'm convinced that I get bad batches of Novorapid. I've asked my Doctor/Nurse and they say it doesn't happen.
    After several months of flat BG (4-8), I've had BG rise to 12-16 and higher using my novorapid and it might have just been water.
    I used a phial from a different box / batch and 20 units brought my BG from 18 to 8 in 30 mins which is what I expect. It dipped down to 3 later so I had to eat bread and take glucose to bring my bed time to around 6 where I like it to avoid a night time hypo.
    This has happened a few times before.
    Has anyone else had this happen? Is there a better way to counteract it?

    The insulin looks normal and clear, and hasn't been exposed to extremes of temperature.

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  2. Jkoko56

    Jkoko56 Type 1 · Active Member

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    The only time my insulin has appeared not to work properly has been when I have accidentally dropped the box on the floor and a hairline crack has appeared (invisible to the naked eye) causing the insulin to leak out under pressure so I wasn't receiving the full dose. Could something like this have happened?
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