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Re: [IPk] Apidra query



Hi Marian,
   
  If no-one on this list can help I believe there are couple of pumpers using
Aprida on Diabetes Daily (Richard I think who posts often.)

Marian Shaw <email @ redacted> wrote:

Apologies from a new-comer who used the wrong email address! Please respond
only to the email address above, i.e. email @ redacted
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Hi - I have recently been prescribed Apidra as I became allergic to the
Humalog I was using (or rather, probably to one of the inclusions in Humalog).
My diabetes nurse investigated what was in which insulins, and found Apidra
had generally different inclusions.

The good news is that I am not allergic to it.

The bad news is that I have been having some difficulty in getting used to how
it works. No-one else in my clinic uses Apidra, so they can't really comment.

Basically, Apidra (in me) is significantly slower than Humalog, which means I
am constantly running rather higher than ideal. It also means it is not so
responsive, and, having trained myself to be able to eat more flexibly like a
"normal" since going onto the pump two years ago, I am now having to revert to
the more rigid pre-pump approach with this new insulin - a backward step.

Does anyone have any experience of people using this insulin?

If so, are there any tricks you can advise?

Marian (new-comer to the site!)



 Julie, Mum of Louis (21.12.94) dxd 2003, Novomix 30 twice daily and Novorapid
corrections with Breakfast and Supper. Attends Rotherham hospital, previously
Central middlesex
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