Granted everyone is different and diabetes is a individual disease.
I have been an insulin dependent Type Diabetic for five years. I just kept getting bigger and holding more and more water. My doctors would increase my lasix dose to 160 mg in morning and 160 mg in the evening. I noted and mentioned on several visits that it seem than Humlin and Humalog were contradicting the diuretics abilities. I finally met another doctor that said " you appear to have a resistance and a reaction to the older insulins, this included Lantus, Humlin R, Humlin N and Humalog. As this issue had gone on for a longtime, more and more insulin and more and more lasix. So the new doctor had me drop the above Long Acting insulins N & R and switched me to Levemir, i still use a good dose 200 units twice daily. However after just a few days I had shed 17 pounds in water alone and had to half my Lasix dosage.
After about a month later I switched to Apidra from Humalog “Apidra® Fast, Flexible Mealtime Insulin for Blood Sugar Control” I have now, been on Apidra for a week and have noticed that I get better performance and only use 25% of what I used to use to adjust my morning BG and Meal time BG. Best of all, I now pass water like a non-diabetic and had to cut my Lasix dosage in half again. My thirst craving are all but gone and I am not hungry all the time, plus my energy is way up. My ankles don’t look like footballs and so it appears that I am headed in right direction.
My kidney functions are good .08 -1.1, the water retentions were from my reactance and my entire system was out of whack. In short don’t let anyone tell you that nobody has allergies to external insulin, they do. Never be afraid to try something new or better. Ask your doctor questions and if they can’t answer them find another doctor.
From what information that I have gathered, there are about %5 of the Type 2 diabetics that have some of the same problem as I. You need to be on your game and so does your doctor and doctors need feedback, only you can tell them what works and what does not.
All the best,