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Re: [IP] Humalog, Meters, and Hello!
I was on a pump for many years and had difficulty controlling blood sugars
until I switched doctors and switched to Humalog. Blood sugars just (almost
magically) started falling into line. The only other thing I started doing
was walking briskly 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening.
I also did a review of matching carbs to insulin, but really found out that
I was already doing it reasonably well.
So, find yourself a doc who knows about Humalog and get it!!!! I've started
feeling much better (in terms of headaches and energy) since using the
Humalog and being under much better control. Pre-humalog, it would take
forever to treat a high blood sugar and would then result in a low blood
sugar (which then made me feel worse). Now, my blood sugar is rarely above
What region do you live in?
From: Michael <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Friday, April 03, 1998 6:06 PM
Subject: [IP] Humalog, Meters, and Hello!
>From: Bette1 Pegram <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Humalog, Meters, and Hello!
>Hi, I'm happy to have found this site, and have already learned much
>and felt a pleasantly inclusive atmosphere of support after only one
>day. (Thanks for the notes of encouragement, Randall and Buddy!)
>I noted in Denise's Member Profile (Hi, Denise :-}) that she is doing
>well with Humalog, and is much newer to the pump than I am. I, too, am
>the only one in my family diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and the
>"adult onset" or Type 2--I was 39--is not in my immediate family,
>either. Kind of late in life to have paraonia that they might have
>sent the wrong baby home from the hospital! :-}
>I'm not currently seeing an endo, and my doctor doesn't feel
>comfortable with anything but Regular insulin without more
>information. (I stopped using Velosulin about six months ago because I
>was getting more clogs--how bizarre.) I'm currently seeing a CDE who
>is helping me adjust my carb count/basal rates,and he thinks a change
>in insulin might be helpful at some point, but he can't make
>recommendations without direct guidance from the doctor, and so it
>goes. I would be interested in personal opinions/experiences with
>using Humalog. It's helpful to talk to people who have "been there"
>before looking for the opinion of still another Expert who doesn't
>know me or my history very well.
>I also want to know if there are any satisfied One Touch meter users
>out there. That's what I have, because it's what most of the CDE's and
>hospitals use here.
>Thanks for all the helpful information and interesting dialogue. And I
>like it that there's HUMOR here--probably still the best
>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/