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Levemir smell

Discussion in 'Type 1.5/LADA Diabetes' started by VickiJ, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. VickiJ

    VickiJ · Newbie

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    Levemir Smell.
    Hi. Feeling a bit silly asking about this..... I am only on Levemir 6 units each evening - started about 2 months ago. I might be imagining it but I feel that I can smell Levemir on my skin and when I go to the bathroom over the 24 hours . Is this wierd???
     
    #1 VickiJ, Oct 11, 2019 at 11:16 PM
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  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Well insulin does have a smell. And possibly if after the airshot some smears on your skin you might smell it for a while, not sure it would last the 24hrs though.
     
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  3. Lillyse

    Lillyse Type 1 · Member

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    My bf says my stomach smells of insulin. :wtf: I use Lantus and Lispro but all insulin I've used have had this special scent to it.
     
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  4. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    I use Levemir and don't believe I have an insulin smell after a few minutes
     
  5. Robin233

    Robin233 · Member

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    If you use Levemir for a long time or if it is used too much, it may cause an allergic reaction, which will cause your body to have some Levemir smell.
     
  6. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    ...You're just making these responses up, aren't you.
     
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  7. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    My cat smells of Lantus, -and that can last a day or two- haven't checked his urine though. (He's the only one here who uses insulin).
     
  8. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    This is incorrect - please explain where you are getting this information from ?
     
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  9. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for a response.
     
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  10. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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  11. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Where have you conjured this up from ?
     
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