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Back in January of 2010. I had a partial foot amputation, this is when I found out I had diabetes.
They put me on a sliding scale with novolog with a five unit base and then depending on how high my sugar is it goes up two or three units plus the five base. Also at 10 PM every night. I take 40 units of levemir. Well then, my HMO got me a new doctor. And out of the blue he decided to switch my medicine around. So he gave me Lantus Solo Star that I'm supposed to take 40 units a night at 10 PM. Then, he decided that it would be better for me to use this NovoLog 70/30 The problem is the NovoLog 70/30 is not working at all for me. I don't understand why he switched my NovoLog. The NovoLog I was using worked perfectly. I never took more than five or six units for breakfast, lunch and dinner and my sugar was always under control between 140 and 85. Now on this new NovoLog 70/30 it won't lower my sugal like my regular NovoLog did. Yesterday my sugar was 240 and it took me ALL day and night of using insulin and not eating anything heavy to bring is down to 91.
Would anyone be so kind has to explain to me the difference between NovoLog and NovoLog 70/30?!
Is the NovoLog 70/30 supposed to be a stronger type of insulin. Because for me it's a much, much weaker insulin and it seems that I have to take four times as much as I used to. I don't like this. And I don't know what to tell my doctor when I call him. Can anyone please help me at all with this.
Thank you.
Warm wishes, Bruno Filecci
 

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Back in January of 2010. I had a partial foot amputation, this is when I found out I had diabetes.
They put me on a sliding scale with novolog with a five unit base and then depending on how high my sugar is it goes up two or three units plus the five base. Also at 10 PM every night. I take 40 units of levemir. Well then, my HMO got me a new doctor. And out of the blue he decided to switch my medicine around. So he gave me Lantus Solo Star that I'm supposed to take 40 units a night at 10 PM. Then, he decided that it would be better for me to use this NovoLog 70/30 The problem is the NovoLog 70/30 is not working at all for me. I don't understand why he switched my NovoLog. The NovoLog I was using worked perfectly. I never took more than five or six units for breakfast, lunch and dinner and my sugar was always under control between 140 and 85. Now on this new NovoLog 70/30 it won't lower my sugal like my regular NovoLog did. Yesterday my sugar was 240 and it took me ALL day and night of using insulin and not eating anything heavy to bring is down to 91.
Would anyone be so kind has to explain to me the difference between NovoLog and NovoLog 70/30?!
Is the NovoLog 70/30 supposed to be a stronger type of insulin. Because for me it's a much, much weaker insulin and it seems that I have to take four times as much as I used to. I don't like this. And I don't know what to tell my doctor when I call him. Can anyone please help me at all with this.
Thank you.
Warm wishes, Bruno Filecci
Tell your Dr. not to go fixing things that are not broken. The insulin that he put you on is a mixture of short and lond acting insulins and not the right choice for you. Just tell him it is not working and you want what you were using.
 

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Adjitater is totally right, Bruno . . . tell your doc he made things worse and you need to go back to your sliding scale. And stick to your guns!
 

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Funny thing is that he never told me to stop using the sliding scale.. Last night I had a burger and late last night I had a Rice Krispys treat. I woke up with 266mg. I put in 20- unite of the 70/30 garbage anf I'm checking my BGL ever 60- min to see how it lowers my BGS and to also make sure I dont get too low. But this angers me because if I stay with this stuff I'll be spending 4x more because I'm taking 4 times as much.. This is nuts. But thanks for the info. My dad has also had type 2 for 20- years now so I can pick up a few flex pens till I see mr Dr.
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Bruno, I do not eat after 8 PM. If I do I have high numbers during the night and I have to take extra insulin. That keeps me awake until I am stable again. It is not worth that late snack, so I stop eating at 8 PM and then I can sleep much better, with good BG levels.
 

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Hello Bruno, Are you getting the 70/30 insulin properly cloudy or mixed? That may improve things a little. I would ask your doctor to go back to the insulin that works like the others have said.
 

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Yes, I shake the insulin NovoLog 70/30 vigorously at like to shake it until it falls off the window. :) It gets cloudy but it just seems I have to use so much insulin. Take today for instance, my sugar was 130 I ejected 10 units of this NovoLog 70/30 and my BG level only went down to 98. What sense does that make? 10 units! 10 units of regular NovoLog would drop me down 200 points. And I'm too afraid to inject too much at one time. So tomorrow, Monday, at 3 PM. I'll be going to see my doctor and I have printed out my blood glucose sheets to show him exactly what's going on! At this point I seem to have no control over my sugar unless I just stopped eating, which I have done for the past three days. I'll fill you all in a later tomorrow when I return.
Thank you so much for caring,
with love,
Bruno JR
 

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NovoMix Insulins

Bruno, This 70/30 insulin is a combo of fast and the slow where as you will see the fast first as the onset is approximately half an hour as I would treat this like a bolus meaning you have something to eat after you have had this shot.
The problem with this insulin is that you are locked in on a ratio so you don't want to eat the same stuff everyday where as you need insulin that is flexible to what you want to eat.
 
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