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Half unit dose

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by slikwipman, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. slikwipman

    slikwipman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, sometimes I feel that my body is so sensitive to the insulin that being able to take 3 1/2 units would be better than 4, is this thinking down the wrong path?
     
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    slikwipman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Novorapid before meals, oops
     
  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    The Novopen Echo doses in half units and is compatible with NovoRapid, exactly for people like you :)
     
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    slikwipman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks,Would you know if I can get this on prescription in the UK
     
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    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I got 2 prescribed by the DN at my docs (one to use, one spare) for my basal - if one breaks she'll prescribe another to replace it (I use disposable ones for my bolus)
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I'm from the Netherlands so I don't know.
     
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    slikwipman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    We are so lucky in the UK to have taxpayers funding our healthcare
     
  8. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Oh well, those pens and most other health care are funded in the Netherlands, I just don't know if they are in the UK. We're both lucky!
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I enjoy the flexibility of 0.5 units. And do as you have mentioned frequently. If it works, it works!
     
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    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can, I have the Echo for both basal and bolus insulins xx
     
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    Rose22 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This is really interesting, I am just over two weeks on insulin and trying to find my way around carb counting (alone first course is December with one place left) as I was finding fixed doses really hard. I think 0.5 unit would be great for me too, as I wonder if I’m in the honeymoon period. See consultant in July will ask about it. Great info thanks all.
     
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