[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]   Help@Insulin-Pumpers.org
  [Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]   for subscribe/unsubscribe assistance
 
 

Re: [IPk] Going to a meeting about Lantus



Hi Jackie
If you find Sasha doesn't need a snack she could always have a  non-carb one
(if I want a non-carb snack I often have cheese - those Cheestrings or
equivalent are great for carrying around).
Di

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie Jacombs" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 9:25 PM
Subject: RE: [IPk] Going to a meeting about Lantus


> Hi Graham and others, thanks for the replies about Lantus.
>
>  The reason that I want to try mornings is that Sasha will probably want a
> morning snack because the other
>  kids with have one plus if there is a peak then that may be easier to
deal with
> in the day. The other
>  thing is that Sasha has no dawn rise and we have always had lots of
problems
> with lower levels at the
>  times between 4.30 am - 7.00 am. So I am hoping that if the action of the
> glargine is waning by the
>  morning this will actually be of benefit to Sasha. Of course all that
could
> change when she hits
> puberty.
>
>  Currently we test about 6 times a day and for the last two years at
2.30 - 3.00
> am.
>
> Good luck with the pump and let us know how it all goes
>
>
> Jackie
> Mum of Sasha aged 9
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
> > Behalf Of Graham Ford
> > Sent: 01 July 2003 08:25
> > To: email @ redacted
> > Subject: Re: [IPk] Going to a meeting about Lantus
> >
> >
> > Insulin Pumpers is made possible by your tax deductible contributions.
> > Your donation of $10, $25, or more... just $1 or $2 per month is
> > needed so that Insulin Pumpers can continue to serve you and the rest
> > of the diabetes community. Please visit:
> >
> >     http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml
> >
> > Your annual contribution will eliminate this header from your IP mail
> >
> > Jackie,
> >
> > I do hope that lantus will prove to be an option worth considering. In
> > Edinburgh they have been using it for 10 months and the DSN who put me
onto
> > it said they have found it suits some people but not others. (I am one
of
> > the "others" and am looking forward to going on a pump at the end of the
> > month.) There is clear evidence that it does _not_ always last 24 hours,
> > which what the big hype has been all about. In fact, the clinic reckons
that
> > they can only guarantee it lasts for 22 hours, and can last for only 20
> > hours.
> >
> > It is largely because of how long it lasts that the clinic has decided
to
> > recommend that it is given in the evening. If you take it at breakfast
time
> > and it comes up short, you have little insulin in your system to deal
with
> > any early morning increases in blood glucose levels. They also feel that
> > having an evening injection is preferable for flexibility. If you have
the
> > injection at breakfast time, it means no long lies at weekends.
> >
> > You certainly do need to test regularly. This wasn't a problem for me
> > because I was testing frequently to get into the habit with a view to
going
> > on to a pump anyway, but it might not suit everybody. And yes, it does
take
> > a few days to settle down in your system.
> >
> > I hope everything goes well,
> >
> > Graham
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jackie Jacombs" <email @ redacted>
> > To: <email @ redacted>
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 10:54 AM
> > Subject: [IPk] Going to a meeting about Lantus
> >
> >
> > > Insulin Pumpers is made possible by your tax deductible contributions.
> > > Your donation of $10, $25, or more... just $1 or $2 per month is
> > > needed so that Insulin Pumpers can continue to serve you and the rest
> > > of the diabetes community. Please visit:
> > >
> > >     http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml
> > >
> > > Your annual contribution will eliminate this header from your IP mail
> > >
> > > Hi
> > >
> > >  I spoke to our DSN yesterday about Sasha's bad hypo and had a chat
about
> > > Lantus. She said that they were
> > >  having a meeting about Lantus this afternoon at the clinic and has
> > invited me
> > > to go along and there will
> > >  be other parents there who have children who have been using Lantus
for a
> > short
> > > while, all older than
> > >  Sasha though. She said that Lantus sounded a good idea for Sasha and
even
> > > suggested that we take some to
> > >  try it!! I am sure it isn't that simple!! I don't know what Dr
Ackroyd
> > will
> > > say?? He did think that we
> > >  could consider it, but that they had only just started using it then.
We
> > were
> > > supposed to see him in a
> > >  couple of weeks but the appointment was cancelled and now we don't
see
> > him
> > > until August. I presume the
> > >  DSN will have to get permission. Anyway, I had been hoping, that if
we
> > were
> > > allowed to use Lantus that
> > >  we could do the switch during the summer hols. However I don't know
how
> > easy or
> > > how long it takes to do
> > > the change and make the switch.  Any comments?
> > >
> > >
> > >  Could those of you using Lantus remind me again when you give the
shot,
> > morning
> > > or evening. I have read
> > >  different opinions about the best time. I suppose it might suit
different
> > > people to use different times.
> > >  Do they still need a morning snack. Sasha would like one. She has
> > Novorapid at
> > > school if necessary.
> > >  How do you know when you have the levels of Lantus right? How do you
know
> > if
> > > you need more short acting
> > > or more Lantus?
> > >
> > > Any comments or tips welcome
> > >
> > >
> > > Jackie Jacombs
> > > email @ redacted
> > > ----------------------------------------------------------
> > > for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact:
> > > HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> > for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact:
> > HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact:
> HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
----------------------------------------------------------
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact:
HELP@insulin-pumpers.org