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flippin out
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   Posted 10/24/2006 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Levemir Question : First time user trying to get the after meal & morning highs in order

Any Ill effects I should know I’ve looked and found nothing (other than going low)


belyro
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   Posted 10/24/2006 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   

I've had no ill effects.  I like it!

B.


Phishbowl
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   Posted 10/24/2006 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been on Levemir since May (switched from Lantus). The few things I can share are:
- Levemir works better taken twice per day (am & pm; it's more of an 18-20 hr long-acting insulin, even though it's touted as a 24hr-no peak insulin).
- Levemir and alcohol don't mix (the 2 times I drank alcohol I went hypo, regardless that I ate to compensate).
- unlike Lantus, it doesn't leave welts where I inject. That's a good thing! :-)
- also, unlike Lantus...it doesn't sting!
- many switchers from Lantus or NPH have found that they needed more Levemir to achieve the same glucose levels. I went from 18 units Lantus at 11PM to a 12 unit dose of Levemir at 7AM & 7PM. (I think I read the average increase was around 30%).

I don't think Levemir causes any more lows than other long-acting insulins. In fact, I think if anything, the twice a day injections may even allow for more control. At one time I was doing 10 units in the morning and 14 units at night. I've always had more insulin resistance after dinner through morning and more insulin sensitivity morning through dinner so, this kind of flexibility allows me to compensate better. I hope you've got an educator or endo working with you to get your doses in order? Good luck and we're here for ya :-)
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)

"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"


flippin out
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   Posted 10/25/2006 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   

 Thank You for the help Im like I said  kinda new to this medicine. I have found it to be astounding however as no more morning highs and after meals seem to be coming down to normal levels I've been told to continue by my endo on the pills, Gluc & Avandia as before. I guess I've been a tad out of control after meals as well as in the morning I thought maybe Diabetics just ran higher than non as a rule but for the past week I have been reading numbers that mirror non Dibetics.its scary out here !!!!!!!!!!

  

 

 

 


Phishbowl
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   Posted 10/26/2006 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
That's great news, mjr! Sounds like you're on the right track :-) With many of us Diabetics struggling for control, it's nice when you here that one of us has some great results with their regimen. Good on ya :-)
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)

"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

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