So I just wanted to make this post if anyone was curious or thinking about switching to Tresiba. I’ll just say it right now — JUST DO IT! lol
For years I have struggled with the dawn phenomenon. I mean really bad. Not doing anything would land me a 220-250 sugar by morning normally. I have been on Lantus exclusively since being diagnosed 8 years ago pretty much. Lantus was not that great with dealing with the dawn phenomenon with me, but better than Basaglar! Overall it was a ok basal. In June or July I did switch to Basaglar against my will because of insurance reasons. While the stuff is ok, it wasn’t great either. Lantus is much better than Basaglar! Period!
Anyways, not long ago I heard about Tresiba. From what I seen just about anyone that tries it, loves it! And what really peaked my interest is that a lot of people who went on Tresiba also noticed no or less effect of the dawn phenomenon. Thus why I was interested in trying this basal alone. So I was anxious to give it a try. Took a month or so and I finally got my endo to prescribe me a box. I have been on Tresiba for about a week, and it has been awesome so far. Of course my body is still getting used to this new insulin so there is that. But I have noticed overnight blood sugars have really stabilized. I now no longer have to get up and give my self shots to counteract the dawn phenomenon highs that will occur by morning. I will attach a couple graphs of the last couple nights.
If you are struggling with the dawn phenomenon or just not having success with your current basal insulin, I’d suggest you should really consider giving Tresiba a try. I think it is the best basal ever! And it really works to stabilize sugars all day long! BTW, I am not paid to say this lol And lets just hope things continue this good long term