Insulin Not Working as Well

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Texas Stranger
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 26
   Posted 3/8/2008 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Is it possible for a certain type of insulin to quick working as well ad it once did for you? i have had to increase as well as decrease my long lasting insulin without much diet or exercise change.

Post Edited (Texas Stranger) : 3/8/2008 10:07:18 PM (GMT-7)


Jeannie143
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 6056
   Posted 3/10/2008 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you keeping it in the fridge 24/7? I used to do this and then when I filled my syringe I would hold it under my armpit for a few minutes to warm it up and minimize the sting.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Texas Stranger
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 26
   Posted 3/16/2008 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I keep the Lantus refridgerator all the time and the Apidra out once it is opened. Does warming it up help the effectveness? I just roll the lantus a bit between my hand to make sure it is mixed. It hardly ever stings when i inject it.

Jeannie143
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 6056
   Posted 3/16/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
No, warming it doesn't help the effectiveness. Just helps minimize the sting. When you say your insulin isn't working I'm wondering if you are keeping a food, med, exercise log. Sometimes we think we're doing just great and then when we start writing it down find that there have been a few extras added in... That's usually the case for me. My meds work great when I'm sticking to my food plan and doing my swimming.

Stress can also goof up your sugars. Has there been anything you can see that might be adding to your overall stress load? If so, can you get a little more exercise to lower the stress response? This won't remove the problem but it will help your outlook. Wish I could be more helpful.

My body is a quick responder to correct eating and exercise along with a boost from the meds. I really sympathize with type2's who have difficulty with control. Obviously there is more to this disease than just following a food plan and taking meds. It's hard to solve the puzzle when modern science doesn't have all the pieces. At least if you keep a log you might be able to spot some of your problem spots.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 09, 2016 6:04 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,735,594 posts in 301,318 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151422 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Gabor88.
293 Guest(s), 9 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Bololidat, BETTY SUE, U B Tough, aloha234, Csweeney1002, trumpet123, Michael165, Tall Allen, multifacetedme


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer