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New Insulin User

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by stillo, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. stillo

    stillo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all

    New insulin user here Type 2 on Novomix 30, im a little concerned that this Novomix may not be the right one for me or am i being a bit premature, i am taking 320 mg of gliclazide plus 6 units of Novomix twice a day and i am saddened to see that i have no improvement in my sugar levels at all, its only been two day's but i thought insulin was supposed to be instant, am i worrying over nothing

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    Stillo
     
  2. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Stick with the novomix that is how I started but it can be increased. Do you attend a diabetes clinic?


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  3. stillo

    stillo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Crimsonclient

    We have a Diabetes clinic at our Doctors, i have only started it on Monday so i know there is plenty of scope for increasing it,but i thought i would have noticed something, thank you for your reply

    Stillo
     
  4. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Speak with the clinic in the morning and hopefully they'll advise you on increasing the doses.
     
  5. stillo

    stillo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Noblehead

    I have an appointment with her on Monday hope we can resolve the problem

    Cheers
    Stillo
     
  6. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    That's good sorry not responded sooner but had a hectic couple of days, hope all goes well and you can get sorted out


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  7. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Your DN may have started you on a small dose intending to gradually increase it. Yes, it should show results within a day or so. Insulin regimes vary. If you want to take full control as you gain experience and are happy to have things get a bit more complex then at a future point discuss the Basal/Bolus regime with the DN and carb-counting, but don't rush. There are many on Novomix and it works quite well once the dose is right.
     
  8. kerrygrant26

    kerrygrant26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there i to started on Novomix30 but i was only kept on it for around 2 weeks where it didn't make much or any difference to my levels. The diabetes nurse then changed me to NovoRapid and Lantus (now changed to Levemir) it did mean more injections but it worked wonders for my levels it's coming down at a nice steady pace. This may be something your team decide to do with you but as others have said there is the option of increasing the dosage of the Novomix to see if that helps
     
  9. stillo

    stillo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We'll nearly two weeks on insulin and still high levels,although I do feel better in my self,nurse says no increase in dose until June at next blood test

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    stillo
     
  10. parameswaran

    parameswaran Type 2 · Active Member

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    Could you please explain why Lantus replaced by Levemir? I think Lantus doesnt have a peak, it keeps a flat curve.
     

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    Alanp35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Stillo
    Don't worry. It has taken me 4 months to get most of my BM tests close to 10 and even a few lower than that. Each Sunday evening I would email my weeks,results to my DSN and on Mondays she would email me back with the dose for the coming week. Slowly does it else if insulin is higher than needed hypos are a risk.
    Keep the faith




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  12. kerrygrant26

    kerrygrant26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I changed from Lantus to Levemir due to an allergic reaction upon increasing dosage, I had an all over body itching lasting 6 hours and I was limping after the injection
     
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