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Insulin not working!!

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Lynn-marie, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Lynn-marie

    Lynn-marie · Newbie

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    Been type 1 for 39 years. Taken off pump as too many hypos. Allergic to lots of different insulins. Now on humalog and insuman basal. Blood sugars random between 1.8 and 33! No pattern. Changed injection sites, now in bum!! Still no better.

    Anyone in same boat???
     
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  2. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Hi there @Lynn-marie - I'm not a T1 or insulin user, so can't offer you are insight or wisdom, but I juat wanted to boot your thread up the Recent Posts list, for more folks to see.
     
  3. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Have you done any basal resting??
     
  4. alphabeta

    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello, what are your units? When do you inject? Do you inject humalog and insuman in the same spot? How is your activity level day to day? Are you under stress? Is it humid and hot where you live?
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Lynn-marie ,

    Welcome to the forum.

    What form of allergy did you have wifh the previous insulins?

    When did the BG swings first occur?
     
  6. Khushi Nagpal

    Khushi Nagpal Type 1 · Active Member

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    Has this allergy to insulin been right from the beginning, or have you developed it over a period of time? Also, what do your meals consist of and what are the conditions like where you live?

    It wouldn't be insulin resistance as you've been dealing with hypos. This could neither be, a possible insulin build up, that has been clogged or stuck due to repeated injections on the same site - as you have changed you insulin site.

    If this condition keeps worsening, you could possibly look at the insulin pump option again!! What have your doctors said about this allergy and irregular patterns?
     
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