Came across this forum when I was researching something. I’m 44, live in New Jersey, and have Type 2 diabetes for 12 years. At first it was controlled with metformin and diet/exercise and 3 years ago I switched to an insulin regimin after my A1C went on a run and peaked at 13.0 (yikes!). Through hard work my A1C reduced to below 7 which was awesome.
This past year has been a challenge as my prior employer had a really crappy insurance plan and I had to basically ration care or go broke. I took a lesser paying job with 1000% better insurance in June so I am getting back on track. Unfortunately I’ve had to switch up my entire insulin regiment because my beloved Tresiba isn’t covered on the formulary, no exceptions. The past two months I’ve been working hard at adjusting and adapting to the new regimen and my doc & I have seemed to have worked it out. My recent AIC was 8.5, not the best but given the high reads for the past two months I wasn’t surprised and happy it wasn’t worse!
Toujeo-basal insulin taken in the morning
Humalog U200-meal time and correction if needed
Victoza 1.8 mg-GLP1 at night agonist which helps with dawn effect
Test 5x day
MySugr app is my best friend for tracking everything and waiting on final approval of Dexcom CGM.