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Type 1 Fiasp insulin vs Act rapid experiencing loss of effectiveness

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Heathero, Aug 16, 2021.

  1. Heathero

    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have been using Fiasp in Omnipod since 2019 . Initially worked within 15 minutes. Effectiveness now much slower 3-4 hours before BG reduces. Has anyone successfully changed back to Nova Rapid?
    I am about to try Nova rapid in Omnipod firstly in same / then different area to usual sites (although only 1 area left/ due to 56 years of injections )Unsure whether problem is effectiveness and or Pod sites.
     
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    Soplewis12 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I don't have experience of fiasp but using novorapid in omnipod dash & it works well, in case it is fatty lumps have you tried using upper arms, not very attractive but is effective?
     
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    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use Libre on arms, unfortunately with 56 years of injections sites are a problem. About to try back of waist but not great with waist bands or easy to get to. Thanks for suggestion do occasionally use an arm .
     
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    Soplewis12 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just taken one off my back just above my waist & it worked well. Had to get my daughter to remove it for me as it was tricky. I don't like using my arm but when I do I just use opposite arm to libre. Im 31 years in to the slog oc diabetes. Hope it improves for you.
     
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    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks x
     
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    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have now put Omnipod on lower back absorption much improved last few days/ odd hypo but no extended highs following meals. Next pod on used site then comparison complete.. Will also again use Fiasp on new site to ensure causative factor/ factors. Download and discuss / try for a phone appointment at Diabetes centre. Which are overdue currently.
     
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    Soplewis12 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, hope you get an appointment ♥️
     
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