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Re: [IP] Symlin

I know this is random, but I have been on the insulin pump for 8 years. I
wanted to know what people think of the omni pump. I don't have insurance
and would love to switch over. I am 32, and don't know what other things I
can do. I love the pump for the control but also hate the wire. Any

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 7:06 PM, Buster Q <email @ redacted> wrote:

>  Hi Denise: I take Symlin, but not necessarily with every meal. I won't
> take it
> ever if my sugar is below 80, even if I have no insulin on board. I also
> won't
> take it if I have more than 4 units on board, unless my sugar is in the
> 200s.
> Nor will I take it before a meal I want to enjoy.
>  Symin works great for me, but I had to figure out how to use it and avoid
> those
> dastardly hard-to-treat lows. I also had to give up any semblance of
> enjoying
> food. It knocks out my appetite, basically by causing a low-grade nausea
> and an
> all around aversion to eating.
>  On the other hand, my A1cs and standard deviations are now stellar, no
> spikes,
> and I've lost and kept off those 25 lbs I needed to get rid of. Gone also
> are my
> late night eating binges.
> Its a tough drug to manage.  YMMV.
> Buster in MD
> On May 2, 2011, at 11:44 AM, Denise Bricher wrote:
>  > I was on Symlin for about 3 years, then changed endos. My 'new' doctor
> decided that it was making my life miserable with tons of ups and downs and
> took
> me off. I wanted to restart it last summer, so got him to (reluctantly)
> agree.
> After awhile, it seemed to me that it was doing me some serious harm, so I
> quit
> using it again.
> >
>  > Now...my monitor shows consistently that I have a huge spike in the
> morning
> after breakfast, so I tried the lowest dosage (the 15) this a.m. and so
> far, am
> now seeing the 50-100 point jump in BG. In fact, I have a flat line on the
> Dex
> with a little bit of nausea.
> >
>  > Has anybody tried taking Symlin with just one meal? I am planning to
> skip
> taking it with lunch and dinner today and just do 15 again tomorrow
> morning.
> >
> > Denise B. - T1, Ping, Dex and sometimes Symlin
> > .
> .
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