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Toujeo - anyone using it?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by cz_dave, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. cz_dave

    cz_dave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My endo has given me Toujeo to try. I am currently on Levemir.

    Has anyone any experience with Toujeo?
     
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    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    cz_dave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, @tim2000s. Looks like I should stick to Levemir then. It seems to work ok for me. I just get the occasional lumps after injecting.
     
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    Dudeitsme Type 1 · Newbie

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    Yes and I highly recommend it, I have been type 1 for 42 years always insulin dependant and have never got a A1C below 8.0. After 3 months on toujeo I got a A1C today at 6.2 Can I get an AMEN!!!!!
     
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  5. cz_dave

    cz_dave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What did you use before?
     
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    Natalie1974 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    AMEN!!! @Dudeitsme Well done you...that's a remarkable improvement...I will have to do a bit of research on this one :)
     
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    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    well done;)
     
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    Dudeitsme Type 1 · Newbie

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    cz_dave, I have used Lantus since it was first put on the market, I guess 8-10 years ago. The toujeo has done wonder for night time highs and lows. I wake up with a straight line throughout the night. At the same time I started toujeo I also was introduced to the G5 CGM ( constant glucose monitor) made by DEXCOM. So I can not give total credit to the insulin because knowing what your glucose level is every five minutes while also knowing whether you are level going up or falling is a BIG help in controlling your numbers. I just got an A1C yesterday 5-23-16 and it was a 5.7 So I will say kudos to both Toujeo and Dexcom because they have dramatically improved my health. Good luck with yours. Thank you Lord for healing us all!
     
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  9. cz_dave

    cz_dave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That sounds great. I have some Toujeo pens in my fridge and I want to give Toujeo a try at some point.

    By the, how many units of Lantus did you take and how many units do you take on Toujeo?
     
  10. Dudeitsme

    Dudeitsme Type 1 · Newbie

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    I use exactly the same for both Lantus andtoujeo40 units at bedtime
     
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    B583 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm transfering onto Toujeo shortly, having seen DSN today. Not been told a great deal in terms of changes to look for or effects, just ensured I understood the insulin's method of working & its flexibility. Any advice on it would be appreciated, from new or current users. Been on Lantus for years myself, having difficulties along the way!!
    Brad
     
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    cuxy88 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I am using it but having problems with my diabetes any way so can not say if it helps but it is said to be the best

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    mattmo86 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I've just started using Toujeo this week, not sure my dose is right yet as waking up high, but seem to ve fine when I'm up and working

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    B583 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've collected toujeo pens this morning. Is there any side effects to be aware of in the first week? Just taking it once at night from tonight, all going well.

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    Clockhouse Type 1 · Newbie

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    I started to take toujeo a few months ago and as I have been diabetic since 1979, I have only changed my regime of insulin once before, so I was unsure of the outcome and effects on me. I am very happy with the blood sugar results which I now get and also the fact that my 4 daily injections are condensed into all 4 being taken and no more after having my evening meal, is quite good I would say. Give it a go and let it settle down for about a month. You may then find everything starts to fall into place. Good luck
     
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    Clockhouse Type 1 · Newbie

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    I took 60 units of Lantus and when it moved to the toujeo it was good for me at 48 units and I still that dose now along with my novo rapid after meals.
     
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    Clockhouse Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hey Brad, try not to panic or worry about the toujeo, it will take a few weeks to completely settle into your routine but once you get in the swing of things, hopefully lots more will level out well like blood sugars and meals etc. I hope this is of some help to you............Good luck.
     
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    B583 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey @Clockhouse thanks for the info. I find my BG's not well controlled because each day is different with me & the work I do is variable in how much exercise I do or energy/sugars I burn. Having started with Toujeo, I reduced the amount by 2 units having been on Lantus, however I remained high <15mmol/l, since increasing it up 2 units & worked 2 shifts with it, I've had mild hypo's but kept in range of >13mmol/l, that's only 5 days in!! As you say I'll give it more time to settle & work with my routine etc before making any more changes. How long do you leave it to take effect once a change has been made? Not that I adjust my basal much before anyways. Thanks
     
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