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Changed from Insulatard to Levemir

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by KazV1, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. KazV1

    KazV1 · Active Member

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    I have been low carbing since December and my a1c has gone down by .8. I saw my diabetic doc last week and he decided to change me from Insulatard to Levemir.

    Since Jan I have been keeping a blood sugar diary and have seen many readings between 6-9. Since I started Levemir I have not had a single reading below 14. Always in the 14 range. He put me on a dose for dose so 13iu morning and evening. That definitely wasn't working so have worked up to 20 and 20. Still woke up on 14.

    Do I need to keep rising? The purpose of low carbing was to reduce insulin needs as I'm on a fat loss prep.
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  2. SimonCrox

    SimonCrox · Well-Known Member

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    Levemir might not be quite as strong as other insulins eg julio rosenstock showed in a glargine levemir comparison that one needed 50% more levemir that glargine.
    Probably need to touch base with your specialist about how far to uptitrate.
    Best wishes
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