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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by nessals946, Sep 25, 2017.
Which is the insulin that should never be missed at all costs? Basal or bolus?
They both have their own roles, and so are both required for their own reasons. Should you miss either, than it is possible to work around it. I.e. if you were to miss basal, then you can just micro-dose with bolus throughout the day, or if you reduce carbs significantly, you can technical miss or at least reduce bolus, but neither is an ideal option. In a sense, pump therapy technically removes the slow acting basal insulin, and replaces it with a constant "drip feed"/micro-dose of bolus 24/7.
Both really, but why do you ask? (why would you plan on not taking one or the other?! )
Im running short of novorapid.My prescription isnt due til weds afternoon and i dont think i'll have enough.My gp surgery do not give emergency scripts.My bad planning so all my own fault.
Hi @nessals946 as a Diabetic, there's no such thing as being allowed to run out. Go and see your pharmacy and explain the situation. They will almost certainly provide you with at least one pen/cartridge of Novorapid until your prescription comes in. Get them to call your docs if necessary. As a T1, you shouldn't be on a "schedule" for insulin. It should be requestable when you need it.
Thats a great idea.Thank you for that,i was panicking a little!
Tim beat me to it, go to your usual pharmacy and they will give you an emergency supply - even if it's your **** up they can't let you go with out.
Glad I asked why you were even contemplating not taking either!
You could go low carb though..............
If you eat very low carb for a few days, can you eek your NovoRapid out?
I'll try but im going to see the pharmacist first,hope they will take pity on me
Tell 'em the dog ate your Novorapid!
hi nessals946 your pharmacy should lend you the insulin till your prescription is ready they would never leave you without let us know how you get on xx
I will.Thanks for the advice x
How did it go at the pharmacy?
BTW nice dog!
Basal is the one you should take but obviously both. You could go carb free and do a basal test while you are waiting, just a thought if you end up being stuck.
As the others have said your pharmacy will help you out. I've been offered insulin before.