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My insulin is not working.

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Catsymoo, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If you think splitting Lantus works, go for it, adjusting to times to suit your lifestyle. Ultimately it may be better to change your basal for another.
    I changed a a couple of years ago to Toujeo and think I’m right that Leeds are changing everyone over and ditching Lantus.
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you know the rationale for this? Problems with Lantus or is Toujeo just better? Can't see why you'd change anyone over if they're happy and stable on a particular insulin....
     
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  3. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It lasts longer and gives a flatter line.
    I now take one smaller dose and don’t split.
    I think I read somewhere that Lantus will be phased out in favour of Toujeo. Which is of course the is the newer version of basically the same thing.
     
  4. Catsymoo

    Catsymoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I want to eventually split mine morning and night, but for now taking 16 units at 5-6pm and another 19 at 11pm or so seems to be working quite well. That 11pm dose keeps me covered in the afternoon the next day. My bolus has been working much better.
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Catysmoo, welcome to the hell side of diabetes from someone who has been on insulin for 51 years and counting !!
    Having worked shift work in the past and having a close friend with gastroparesis and on insulin for diabetes, I would expect BSL fluctuations much as you describe. Switching from day to night shift can be hell. Switching the doses over never worked well for me. My friend has a real challenge to manage her BSLS with her gastroparesis condition. She manages best on an insulin pump because she can control the input of her insulin much easier and she finds she is less likely to see-saw between highs and lows as you are describing. That said, getting medical advice asap, getting the possibility that you MIGHT have gastroparesis of some degree sorted and getting expert advice on your insulin management sound the very best things to do. As a less urgent matter, getting onto regular daily work shifts would be the ideal there. Best Wishes for a prompt sorting out !!
     
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  6. everway9

    everway9 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone, stranger here. :)

    I realise this thread is old but wanted to post anyway.


    Hi @Catsymoo :)

    I really hope that you're doing much better and that things are a bit more stable now than what they were when you started this thread.

    Very soon after I started reading through the thread I realised that you were describing an experience incredibly similar to what I myself have been experiencing recently.

    I'm a pretty slow reader and I have skipped a few posts but when I have a little more time I'm going to go through the whole thread properly.

    This thread has already helped me considerably and I really just wanted to send my thanks to you @Catsymoo for starting this thread and to all who posted their advice and/or support.

    There's lots of really nice genuine, and caring people here and visiting is always a pleasure.


    Best wishes to all.

    Andrew. :)
     
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    #106 everway9, Apr 26, 2019 at 2:57 AM
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  7. Erin

    Erin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    At first the insulin was great; gradually I had to raise the dose, and the blood sugar numbers are really high, even high from the symphamiles drugs [?]. I am so disappointed and confused.
     
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