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Old 09-29-2011, 20:47   #1
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I`m just so happy when I suddenly now has an insuline which works as it supposed to.
I am now starting to eat a little more carbs. For the last weeks I did lower my carbs to 15-20 each day, since my insulines (Insulatard and NovoRapid) didn`t work properly.
Lantus burns when injected, and I can`t miss to see where I injected last time, because each injection gives me a beautiful coulored bruise , but thats ok with me, as long as I can go back to living my life as I used to do before my not-working insulin stopped me.

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Yeah - doing a happy dance over here. I'm jumping so high perhaps you can see me from Norway on the horizon ...

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Is your lantus at room temperature when you inject. If not use it at room teperature and inject it slowly. I would count to 5 when i was doing it and then wat another 10 seconds and then pull it out. It hepled me with the burning you are describing.

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Thanks!
It is at room temperature and I always count to ten before pulling it out, but I`m maybe a little to quick setting the dose?
I`ll try to set it a little bit slower!

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Optimist...so glad the Lantus is working for you! Yippee! *Happy Dance*...
Just be careful with Lantus because it is known to put weight on. Other than that, I think it works just fine. I myself am on Levemir. I'm still working on getting my morning number down, but other than that the bolus (Humulog) is working very well. However, I do keep experiencing some lows that are troublesome, but I'm working on a log as to what and when they are occurring. Hopefully I'll get this ironed out as well. Oh, and the Levemir can burn as well...I have some colorful bruises myself! Thank God they are on the upper part of my leg, otherwise everyone would see them!

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Thanks Naynay!
I`m not really scared about gaining some weight (if it just is some). I struggle really hard to keep a normal weight and not be to thin, so a little weight gain would be nice.
After switching to Lantus all my readings are between 3,6 and 6,1. Today I will also get my HumaPen Luxure which I hope will help me to keep my BG steady alltough I`m going to increase my carbs back to normal (40-50 each day).

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Thanks Naynay!
I`m not really scared about gaining some weight (if it just is some). I struggle really hard to keep a normal weight and not be to thin, so a little weight gain would be nice.
After switching to Lantus all my readings are between 3,6 and 6,1. Today I will also get my HumaPen Luxure which I hope will help me to keep my BG steady alltough I`m going to increase my carbs back to normal (40-50 each day).
I wish I had the problem with trying to keep a normal weight and not be too thin! I've struggled with my weight all my life, so it is nothing new for me to continue struggling to lose weight. However, they told me if I lost weight my bg's would be better. I lost 50 lbs. about 1-1/2 yrs ago, kept it off, and my bg's are no better than they were then. With the insulin they are better, but with just oral meds, no. I sometimes think I am an oddball because everything that works for everyone else doesn't necessarily work for me. I can't help thinking "what am I doing wrong that everyone else is doing right?"

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I wish I had the problem with trying to keep a normal weight and not be too thin! I've struggled with my weight all my life, so it is nothing new for me to continue struggling to lose weight. However, they told me if I lost weight my bg's would be better. I lost 50 lbs. about 1-1/2 yrs ago, kept it off, and my bg's are no better than they were then. With the insulin they are better, but with just oral meds, no. I sometimes think I am an oddball because everything that works for everyone else doesn't necessarily work for me. I can't help thinking "what am I doing wrong that everyone else is doing right?"

You sounds a lot like me. If the doctor tells me that something is going to work one way, it usual doen`t in me. I have several diseases, and several type of medication, and many of those is supposed to make me gain weight, but I`m really struggle to keep me BMI over 17.
People asks if have anorexia or something like that, but I eat really much, usual I have about 2300 calories each day and sometimes over 3000, which is not to little at all.
A dear friend of me struggles to keep her weight down, and even if it is odd, it seems like the thing she does to lose weight, is the same thing I do to gain weight.
It`s really a strange world.

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You sounds a lot like me. If the doctor tells me that something is going to work one way, it usual doen`t in me. I have several diseases, and several type of medication, and many of those is supposed to make me gain weight, but I`m really struggle to keep me BMI over 17.
People asks if have anorexia or something like that, but I eat really much, usual I have about 2300 calories each day and sometimes over 3000, which is not to little at all.
A dear friend of me struggles to keep her weight down, and even if it is odd, it seems like the thing she does to lose weight, is the same thing I do to gain weight.
It`s really a strange world.
I never had a weight problem untill I was diagnosed with addisons and had to star taking steroids every day. I packed on 30 pounds in the first year and another 20 since then. If it was insulin that made me gain weight I think it wouls have done it more in the first 32 tears that I was taking it.

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