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New to insulin. Type 2

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by mufc19, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. mufc19

    mufc19 Type 2 · Member

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    Hey guys I just wanted to ask a couple of questions if possible, I've just gone onto insulin today and I wanted to ask if anyone has had any bad side effects and also, well I haven't really got another question, I'd just like some advice as my head is totally mashed :(
     
  2. DeejayR

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

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    Hiya. Not on insulin meself but I'll give your question a bump ;)
     
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  3. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    What insulin are you on?

    Depending on your levels pre insulin you may at times feel a bit odd as your levels reduce...not everybody gets these feelings. Any possible side effects should noted on the leaflet info with the insulin. The worst one I yhink most of us would say is having a hypo.

    If you drive you will need to inform dvla.
     
  4. mufc19

    mufc19 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi Donnellysdogs, I'm on Humulin M3, 10 mls/units are whatever they are called twice a day.
     
  5. mufc19

    mufc19 Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks DeejayR
     
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    malcymjc Type 1 · Member

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    Hi I started on Humilin M3 last week and although I am getting some good levels now I am getting quite wild variations 18 in the afternoon and then 5.9 two hours after evening meal. I have gone below 4 a couple of times in my first week. We are not sure yet if I am T2 or LADA. But am concerned about the significant differences over relatively short periods of time.

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Diabetes.co.uk Forum mobile app
     
  7. PatsyB

    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I wa son Humilin but it did not suit me as had a few lows am now on Humalog mix 25in a morning and 50 mix at eve meal
     
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    Sauron Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am on lantus and all is going well
     
  9. nigelho

    nigelho Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Remember even with insulin to watch the amount of total carbs being eaten. All carbs will raise the BSs. Keep a food diary to monitor how things are working.
     
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