I know there are a few people out there who are using Afreeza with great success. And I have a few questions for you. Not saying this is the way everyone should go, but I am always up for trying something that might make my life easier.
I have been using it on and off this past year whenever I am out of a clinical trial (most won’t let me use it due to how hard it is to calculate dosing numbers).
I saw my doctor last week and he said there was some interesting numbers from a trial with it. He said people using it for meal dosing had much better post meal levels. And I am always in on better post meal levels.
So here’s some of my questions.
- 8 unit cartridge is about 4 units by my pump and 4 unit cartridge is about 2.5 units by my pump. I am pretty sensitive to insulin so sometimes a 4 unit cartridge might be a little much. Is there a way to try and do a half a cartridge? I am currently putting all the info into my pump (crabs & blood sugar) to see how much I should be taking and than decide which/how many cartridges to use.
- Timing, boy this is a huge shift for me. I have been prebolusing for years. Sometimes waiting 45 minutes. My problem right now is the timing here. I was told to use it when I start eating vs before. And the past few days, I have been but than I am crashing. And the darn CGM is alarming but I let it ride knowing the food will hit soon. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t. So does this mean I need to use it during or after the meal? And if that’s the case, how often do you forget.
- I was also told that you may need a second dose later. Isn’t that kinda hard to calculate? And I thought I had it figured out last night but my plan didn’t work. I need 3.6 units per my pump, so I did one 4 unit cartridge and than 1 unit via pump on an extended bolus. Didn’t work, still crashed.
- This feels like my Symlin try a few years ago. Had massive lows right after eating followed by highs hours later. Way to much work.
I must say, I have loved it for those stubborn highs and would love to see it work.
Thanks for any suggestions.