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Re: [IP] Pump vacation/Lantus



Hi Catherine.

I've been using Lantus. I'm a type 2 so I have to take a fairly large amount
but it works great. I take 50 units before bed time. And Humolog 1 unit for
each 7 grams of carb I ingest. I've had smooth morning readings. Where as
before I went on the lantus I was all over the carts..any where from 135-175
every morning. It didn't matter what I went to bed at. I always woke up
high. I hope this helps. My doctor is trying to get me started with the
pump. It's scary because I see so many bad posts about them. I hope I have
better luck. I'm so tired of taking all the shots.
Take care
Gale
----- Original Message -----
From: "catherine popper" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 8:27 AM
Subject: [IP] Pump vacation/Lantus


> I know there's been a ton of threads on this. But...
> Even though the Novolog has helped alleve many of my
> site woes, I'm still having weird site failures, or I
> find I'm at 400 with ketones and I remove my set only
> to find that it's not delivering insulin, although no
> alarm has gone off. Anyway, I'm kicking the stupid
> pump to the curb for at least a while, maybe
> permanently, depending on how well Lantus works. WHen
> I was on NPH before I went on the pump, I was half
> dead from unpredictable BG swings EVERY DAY. And
> though I've been trepidatious about trying MDI again,
> my doc SWEARS that Lantus is different, no peaks, etc.
> Well, I wasn't having problems with peaks - my actual
> requirements were changing every day. Not so with the
> pump, where amid all the troubles, I was at least on 1
> basal rate throughout the day. So I'm worried about
> absorption issues with MDI. If anyone has experience
> with Lantus, good or bad, please email me.
> Thanks IP,
> Catherine
>
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