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Fiasp ? Is it no longer working ?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Simmo76, May 27, 2020.

  1. Simmo76

    Simmo76 · Member

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    Hello! Frustrated here lol. My BG is constantly up in double figs 15-27 the last few days.
    No changes except slightly healthier diet if anything....can Fiasp stop working after just 11 months?
    Ive been in 7-8s prior to this month.
  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I'm sorry things aren't working as they should at the moment!
    What did you change to make your diet heathier? Can it be your carb counting is off with the diet changes, or maybe your I:C ratio has changed?
  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Hello @Simmo76

    High levels can happen for many reasons, bad sites, illness or infections, stress, hormones, changes in the temperature, insulin can go off too. It’s best to rule these factors out first. If your high levels persist then try some basal fasting to check your background levels, also are you taking insulin for protein, in the absence of carbs we turn protein to glucose, i’d say it’s unlikely Fiasp has stopped working as efficiently though.
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  4. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You could also try changing the cartridge/disposable pen as well if you haven't already, just in case its a dodgy one
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  5. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with what’s already been said.
    How long is it since you started the current cartridge? Do you use anything to keep it cool in hot weather? I’ve found that even with a Frio, my Fiasp loses effectiveness after 11 days when the weather’s hot and I have to change cartridges more frequently.
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