So, as you might have seen in my other discussion, i was prescribed Tresiba yesterday, and started it last night. i had been on levemir for a month before that, and my doctor told me i might have better results with it:
- it is way more stable than levemir, which, at low doses of 10-15 units, like i need it, doesnt even work 12 hrs sometimes.
- it works up to 48hrs or longer, so i dont have to take my basal shot at the exact time every day, he told me i’d be able to vary up to 2 hrs.
He also told me that i might need somewhat less insulin than with levemir (24 units daily, i started with 22 units of tresiba yesterday).
@Sam19 you might wanna be cautious on correcting your dose too soon, as it takes also up to 48 hrs or more for tresiba to enter your body, so dont wait the first 24 hrs and then already change dosage.
the only problem with it seems that it is very dull, so when you change your doses afterwards, it takes a few days to see the full effect.
but my doctor was also very positive about the insulin, working in europe he has already seen patients using it for at least 2 years, and says he puts patients only on that basal insulin if possible.