I will be talking to my doctor tomorrow about starting basal insulin.
I was wondering what people’s experience has been with Lantus vs Levemir? I have talked to my community pharmacist as well as finding research online from reputable journals stating that Levemir causes less weight gain. I am really nervous about starting insulin as I do not want to blow up like a balloon.
I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I have autoimmune arthritis as well as hypothyroidism and keeping my weight down helps my joints. I now have type 1 diabetes to add to my autoimmune collection and I worry that if I gain a ton of weight, My joints will get worse.
I have lost 35 lbs with the diabetes and I know that this is not healthy but I hope to not gain all of it back as I was 180 prior to diagnosis which was too heavy.
What have your experiences been like with Lantus and Levemir? Has anyone tried both? Which one do you prefer and why? My doctor prefers Lantus but he will consider my wishes and he will let me try another brand if I ask. He also would like me to keep my weight down if I can!
I am also planning to look into a CGM, I am a busy person and I sometimes forget to pack my meter. I am a Jewelry artisan and my fingers are starting to get sore from all the pokes. I was thinking of trying a Dexcom G5. I would like to be able to see my blood glucose in real time so I can treat lows quickly and get on top of highs.