------- Forwarded Message Follows -------Dear Michael,
From: Eileen Healey <email @ redacted>
I am just recently receiving the insulin-pumpers-digest and I am not too =
sure how it works. But I would like to ask everyone if they have had =
any problems with Humalog. I was put on Humalog on December 10, 1997 =
and the last A1C I had was a 6.9 which is the worst one I have had in 3 =
My doctor does not want me to go back on Velosulin - but I don't always =
listen to my doctor. My feeling is that if I had A1C's of 5.2 on =
Velosulin - it obviously worked better than the Humalog. I am having =
many more Highs and actually keeping them longer using Humalog. =20
I am going crazy - I have been late too work alot the past few months =
because I have been getting sick in the morning from the highs during =
the night. I always used to worry about the overnight lows (which I =
have to say I prefer).
When I previously took Velosulin, I would take it anywhere from 15 to 30 =
minutes prior to eating a meal - but not knowing exactly what I was =
going to eat sometimes I took it as I was eating.
Has anyone taken Velosulin and Humalog together? Does it work? How do =
you do it? Keep in mind this is my first time e-mailing a group - =
please be nice. Thank you,
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/
I have also had problems with Humalog. Ever since I've been taking
shots with it for 7 months my rebound highs are the highest I've ever had-400
sometimes for no good reason. Kevin wrote a week ago in the e mail
that at least 5% of diabetics are alergic to Humalog. This reaction
can show up as very high levels or a rash. I sent my doctor a copy
of Kevin's explanation. I want to get off of it yet I'm not sure
what to take instead. I heard there is a test I can take to see if
I'm alergic to it. I'm now taking Humalog/R for breakfast, lunch,
and dinner. I then take NPH and H if need it at bedtime. I
don't want to go on the pump since I think if I was on the right insulin
my low's and high levels would go away. I also wake up feeling not
rested when I wake up with a highs- it eats at me and I always worried
that it is rough on my body. My A1C's have never been more that 6.5
due to my lows I think.
Does any of this information help?
Someone wrote the name of two drugs that can bring highs down.
WHAT WERE THEY??????