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LCHF diet and type1

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Louise M, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. cz_dave

    cz_dave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use NovoRapid and Levemir and could not find half-unit pre-filled pens (pre-filled pens seem to be the default where I live). @LucySW advised to get the NovoPen Echo that supports half-units and insert insulin cartridges into it: NovoRapid Penfill. It works great. I also plan to get Levemir Penfill, so that I can use half-units also for basal. I often inject just 4 units Levemir at a time and adding a half unit is a 10% increase while adding a full unit is a 20% increase and that is sometimes too much.
     
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  2. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    The lower your basal insulin and bolus's the more a 1/2 unit pen can make a huge difference.

    Ie if for example younwere taking 4 units and 1 unit change is 25% and a half unit change is 12.5%... But if you were on 40 units (as some people are) 1/2 unit changes wouldn't be necessary because that would only be a 1.25% change.....
     
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  3. Stefans

    Stefans Type 1 · Active Member

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    I just got my NovoPen Echo today, I really like it!
    It have half units (the reason I got it)
    It feels very good, much higher quality than the prefilled pens.
    It has a memory function, so it will tell you how long ago you last used it and how many units you took. Can be good now and then when you wonder if you really did take insulin or not.
    All in all, I'm happy with it after half a day using it. I did use Apidra pre-filled pens before.
     
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  4. Scarlet10

    Scarlet10 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have had my first weekend being low carb and i have enjoyed it. I made delicious celeriac rosti's early they were fab! I made a fab curry with coconut milk and spices. I hope you have all had a good weekend.
     
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