After reading some other people using Apidra, Talking to my doctor and talking to an educator I’ve officially moved from Novolog to Apidra.
My insulin usage was up to 125 units a day (including a 1.25 basal), and no those aren’t daily eating of cake and cream. I find that i’ve been very resistant to Novolog/Humalog. My Doc and Educator said that since the Apidra is a different molecular composition that it might be more effective and that switching to Apidra might be good for my sensitivity.
So i switched yesterday, started at 50% of my basal, Correction factor, Carb factor.
My blood sugar’s rocked yesterday. in the 90-110 marks. Today they’re doing just as well. I had to up my basal to .75 but i moved my Correction factor up so i take less insulin to move my blood sugars down. Still rocking my blood sugars!
I think one thing I absolutely love is that the Apidra doesn’t seem to have the tail effect that Novolog/Humalog has. So in 3 hours anything I gave myself will be gone, not 4-6 hours nope, 3-4 hours. No tail whiplash for me!
From my readings not everyone has this type of reaction. But have other people noticed needing less Apidra then Humalog/Novolog? My sister (also a diabetic) uses very low rates, a 300 reservoir will last her 7 days. She doesn’t seem to have any resistance to insulin what so ever. But let me know if you’ve had the same reaction or a different reaction.