New to Tudiabetes and new to Victoza! I was just given a sample of Victoza yesterday. I'm already suffering a teeny bit of nausea and lack of appetite, but I expected as much.
Anyway, I just have a couple of questions after reading the literature and from talking to my doctor.
1. The literature that came with Victoza states that it hasn't been studied in use with Insulin. Currently I'm taking Humalog (Meal-time insulin) and Levemir (Long-acting) Should I be worried? Anybody else have experience in taking Victoza in conjunction with insulin?
2. My doctor told me that after the first prime with the first needle of each pen I don't need to prime the rest of the needles. I was very skeptical. With my insulin flexpens I'm used to priming the pen every time I change the needle.
The sample I received came with its own pack of needles, a different brand that I'm used to using with my Insulins. Usually I use BD short needles(The pink ones) and the Victoza came with what I assume to be it's own brand of needles.
So what I'm curious is: Was i told that I only need to prime once because of the way these different needles are designed or is the flexpen itself designed differently?
I'm concerned because once I'm done with the Victoza sample I assume I'll be using the BD universal needles for all of my flexpens and I'd like to know if this "Once-prime" thing applies to the pen or the needles I'm using.
Background: I'm 22 years old, been diagnosed with Type 2 since 2009