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Changing from lantus to tresiba

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Circuspony, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Circuspony

    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was diagnosed LADA last August and put on lantus and novorapid. In my consultant appointment in October they told me it was normal to feel exhausted because my body was adjusting to sugar levels of <10 rather than >30, but something just didn't feel right. I upped my vitamins, reduced carbs and generally cracked on with life but the aches and pains (think early stages of flu) just weren't shifting. I was crashing out at 8pm every night and had zero energy.

    Something on here made me start to google muscle pains and lantus - quite a lot of people only noticing they had a problem when they switched insulin and felt better within weeks.

    So I asked my DN for a switch. It probably helped that I was waking up with high BG levels and Tresiba has a 24 hour profile , so I think that was more the case she went on rather than my muscle aches!

    What a difference 2 months in. I have loads more energy, the muscle aches have gone, my BG levels during the day are more stable - I used to crash with the smallest amount of exercise - and I'm not collapsing in front of the TV exhausted every night. The morning high BG levels are still there, but it turns out I have quite an impressive DP so that's just something that goes with the 6am alarm call I think.

    Now to research an alternative to novorapid :)
     
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    Very interesting ... but why, if you are feeling better with the change from Lantus, are you researching a replacement for NovoRapid?

    Just curious.
     
  3. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I switched from Lantus to Tresiba a couple of weeks ago. Already feeling much, much better. Bloods are a straight line through the night, and my own muscle pains have eased considerably.

    @NoKindOfSusie - this might be of interest to you?
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Same story here. Very happy with Tresiba and Fiasp :)
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had had painful weak shoulders, so bad I was having physio. I thought it was odd all the swim training I do. It wasn’t TIL I changed to Toujeo from Lantus that I made the connection. Have had zero trouble since.
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I’ve been having physio for exactly the same problem, and I’ve noticed a big improvement. I thought it was the physio working, I wonder if it’s that?
     
  7. Circuspony

    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Because it's very slow to do anything with me!
     
  8. Buxton1998

    Buxton1998 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Omg, I was changed to Tresiba from Lantus and never made the connection, as I’m feeling so much better with no muscle cramps.
     
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    Have you looked into Fiasp?
    I have not tried it myself but read it may be faster than NovoRapid.
     
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