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Diabetics, which do you use?
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RE: Diabetics, which do you use?
(04-19-2014 10:13 PM)PollCat Wrote:  
(04-19-2014 10:00 PM)justMongo Wrote:  Longest acting insulin is Insulin Glargine (aka Lantus). 24 hour duration. It's used as a basal insulin.

Hmm, I use the Lantus SoloStar pen and only have to inject once a day, (usually) around 11:30 at night. Doc told me it's very important to get the insulin the same time each day. But, it's hard to do when you're driving home from a concert during the time you should be injecting. Thinking-about

For that scenario, I suggest you do wait until home to inject. Low blood sugar is rare with Lantus alone; but could happen. Better to be a little on the high (glucose wise) side when driving.

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RE: Diabetics, which do you use?
(04-19-2014 08:59 AM)SuperSleeper Wrote:  
(04-18-2014 10:44 PM)PollCat Wrote:  I thought we had a lot of diabetics on the board; guess I should have posted this one on the Main board

I moved it to the Main Forum, Bob.

I'm a type II diabetic and I voted that no insulin yet... not looking forward to the day when it will be necessary for sure!

You know, I kind of don't like the wording on this poll. "Yet"? Nothing is a foregone conclusion. I controlled my BG for over 10 years with just diet and exercise and only since February have I started on Metformin. Went in for an A1C test last week to see how the metformin was doing and was down to 6.7 so I was happy (especially since A1C covers 3 months of glycated hemoglobin and it takes weeks or longer for Metformin to really start working!). I thought that 2 months was a bit soon to get good numbers, but whatever. Labs don't cost me anything but a bit of a bruise! Smile I am 53 so I am hoping I can keep from ever having to go on the needle!

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

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RE: Diabetics, which do you use?
I am a Type 1 diabetic and use an insulin pump. The pump means I only have to do a 'stick' every two or three days. When I was using long lasting insulin and rapid acting insulin, I used a pre-filled pen 5-8 times a day. Love my pump as I'm not all that fond of needles. I still have to do the finger pokes however.
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(04-21-2014 12:29 PM)GrammaBear Wrote:  I still have to do the finger pokes however.

The only thing I hate worse than the needles is the finger pokes. The only finger pokes I routinely suffer through are at the Indiana Blood Center; having AB+ blood puts me on their hit list. I do my BG testing on my wrists with a very small pin!
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RE: Diabetics, which do you use?
I was going to say, my lovely wife has a new stabber that can stick her on the arm, anywhere between elbow and wrist - she really likes that better than finger sticks. Just note, the number is not as accurate as a finger stick though.

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RE: Diabetics, which do you use?
The 'stabber' I use is called "Fastclix". It has a drum that you insert into the lancet device and then you can change lancets by just turning a switch. It is much kinder than most other stabbers I've used.
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RE: Diabetics, which do you use?
I'm moving this thread to the Off Topic just because I can.

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(04-25-2014 01:54 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  I'm moving this thread to the Off Topic just because I can.

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(04-25-2014 11:41 PM)PollCat Wrote:  
(04-25-2014 01:54 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  I'm moving this thread to the Off Topic just because I can.

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Ha. Jealous?

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