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Basal problems

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by borderter, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. borderter

    borderter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Found levemir useless for me but no side effects,lantus works well but headaches and stomach pain and huge weight gain,so at annual consult at hospital diabetologist put me on humalog 50 mix which worked really well but heart palpitations really scary (6 months post bypass) so Dr put me onto insulatard and that too does the same.
    Hospital say only insuman left which has the same ingredients as insulatard as far as i can tell ,asked re tresiba but not licensed at our pct (cost?),so anyone else get these type side efects?
    Have upped my rapid insulin in the hope of sorting it that way
    Any advice peeps
     
  2. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    ask for a referral to the hospital diabetic group/consultant
     
  3. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Are you taking any other drugs besides insulin? Are you 100% the insulins are having these side effects?


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  4. borderter

    borderter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It was the consultant I saw who put me onto the basal
    The palpitations started within minutes of injection so pretty sure its that but to be on the safe side have asked for an apt with the cardiologist who did the heart op
    On the plus side bgs quite steady overnight without basal but imagine some of it still in the body for a day or so extra
     
  5. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    pump?

    avoid the slow release basals altogether and just have the QA
     
  6. borderter

    borderter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cant have pump as type 2 and just doing rapid at the mo but when i need more than 8units or so the heart beats badly so just wondering what happens to people who cant tolerate insulin bearing in mind i have tried tablets ect and they are not enough
     
  7. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Sorry.. You said you were on basal insulin, and now saying quick acting? Perhaps the name of the insulin would help us to understand what you ate doing


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  8. borderter

    borderter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have been on novorapid for years as bolus and levemir as basal then levemir to lantus then insulatard and now because im reacting to basal am just using novorapid with meals
     
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    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    #9 robert72, Jun 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM
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    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    There is also another thread started re animal insulin and fast heart beats so worth looking at

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  11. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't see why that makes a difference. If you are on basal/bolus regine and can't get control then a pump is the logical choice.

    Have you looked at the INPUT website? Appears difficult but not impossible.

    http://www.inputdiabetes.org.uk/alt-insulin-pumps/type-2-diabetes/
     
  12. borderter

    borderter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting read many thanks Dave
    I dont think i stand much chance of geting the pump when even the diabetologist says "you are too hard on yourself as most of my patients would be happy with your numbers":doctor:
     
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