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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by ohitsnicola, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. ohitsnicola

    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Anyone on Fiasp now?? Any "Success" stories?? x
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I'm still waiting for it to be available in the Netherlands, so can't help you, but dit you try searching for fiasp in the search bar on this site? There are a lot of posts about it. My apologies if you already did. It took me quite a long time before I found the search function :p
     
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    steve_p6 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep persuaded consultant to let me switch. Early days so no conclusion yet as basal went bit screwy of late. MDI which is why consultant was bit reluctant.
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I did... but nothing came up?? hmmm, I shall try again!
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh I am tempted to ask for it just not sure...
     
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    steve_p6 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There's no cost differential. My view was that I wanted to give it a go and I would let them know how it went. Certainly at my clinic, at the moment, the view is that it's good for Pump but not yet proven that better for MDI.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Is there any particular reasons why you're looking for a switch? What bolus insulin are you using just now?
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm a pumper... and have frequent highs after meals even when bolusing 20 mins beforehand!
    Plus It's new and was just curious ha! I'm on novorapid
     
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    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Are your basal rates properly set and is your carb counting accurate?

    The reports I've heard and read regarding Fiasp are somewhat underwhelming. In fact, just the other day I read that a lot of users are still having to advance bolus for meals and Fiasp has only reduced this delay by around half... I had intended to get on this insulin asap, but now I have absolutely no intentions of going anywhere near it.

    It's entirely possible to get an HbA1c well below 80mmol/mol with Novorapid by the way:) Sure, Fiasp might reduce your post postprandial highs to some degree; but with an HbA1c of 80 I would bet that there are more pressing management issues to put right first. If you put them right now, then if you decide to switch to Fiasp then you'll be able to get the most out of it.

    If you haven't read these, it would be really beneficial for you to get yourself a copy of each:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Think-Like.../ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pumping-In...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=RZP1W8VJZYKNBKXZJMBB
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I've not done enough research nor actually set my mind onto actually wanting it.... that hba1c of 80....I need to change that... its very old (haven't been on here in a while) The lowest hba1c I've ever had is 58 but that was in pregnancy.
    My management "issues" will be down to my mental health, which is recognised by alot of health care professionals. However, even when I am on the ball etc, and have done everything right... i will have a spike and go above 13mmol...and then there goes my mood... its a vicious cycle. But all this fiasp talk for me is mainly curiosity.

    I've got them books already :)
     
  14. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Apologies @ohitsnicola, I was assuming the HbA1c in your signature was up to date. The point I was making was basically that Fiasp wouldn't reduce that to a normal range by itself. But you must have already made a reduction since then so that's excellent:)

    I'm sorry to hear about your difficulties; there are many wonderful people here to talk with should you ever feel the need.

    Yes I agree that it's quite exciting when new products become available, especially ones that make claims like Fiasp has.
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No no, don't apologise... my own fault for not changing it! I am getting it done tomorrow... it is probably higher than 80 now... as I am going through a battle of finding an antidepressant that works for me!

    My hba1c prior to pump were always well over 110...was crazy!! Would love to have a hba1c below 50...one day!
     
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    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure that you will get there:)
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope so!

    I thought I had found an antidepressant...GP was very confident too, said that it helps with sleeping...but failed to mention the fact that it turns you into a zombie all day....which is no good when you have a hyper 1 year old haha!
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Received my HbA1c results today....told me im a type 1 diabetic....like I didn't already know that HbA1c is 78...come down ever so slightly!
     
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    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Even minor improvements are still improvements all the same:)

    Good progress @ohitsnicola, you're headed in the right direction!
     
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    Levy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning about enquiring about Fiasp at my next appointment, to try and address this...

    (ignore the lows during the night, my Libre seems to be reading lower when I sleep, I've tested and I'm not actually hypo)
     

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