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My daughter wont take her insulin

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by SD5390, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Miriam12345

    Miriam12345 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hello, I did the same when I was younger, I also noticed I lost a lot of weight then I did it for that purpose. I had an amazing doctor who took me back on the right track. In all honesty, the teenage years are the hardest but also the years you start to really understand implications (I took it as a learning curve), she will be ok, but if you notice her loosing lots of weight, please ask a specialist to talk to her. She will be ok.
  2. hooha

    hooha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yippee ! hurray for Insujet .
  3. Annie Mum to Ella

    Annie Mum to Ella Type 1 · Member

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    Alerted to this post again by Hooha - do you use Insujet ?
    Another thing my daughter got very down when they moved her to minimum 4 injections so I fought for her to use Actrapid (Humulin S is similar) which is a slower fast-acting than novorapid (it is gentler so less highs and lows - lasts 8 hours) so covers her for lunch and snacks until evening meal (all day). Even then she sometimes doesn’t need Actrapid in evening. Still takes Levemir morning and evening but it is amazing how just doing her Insujet morning and evening makes her feel that diabetes is not taking up every moment of her life. Her hba1c is better than when she rebelled against having injections every time she ate.
    she will take novorapid of there is unexplained highs and she needs to get levels down quickly.
    It is not for everyone but teenagers are troubled by so many things and being different is a tough one. It got us through and she is still on that regime. Her consultant at the time said medicines had moved on and she needed to do 4 injections with levemir and Novorapid. My argument was she was happy to use Levemir and novorapid at times but old doesn’t necessarily mean worse. We have had paracetamol for years and everyone still uses it. So if a certain insulin improves someone’s life why not do it. And Actrapid did that for my daughter. Don’t know what she would do if they took it off the market.
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