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2 years ago  ::  Nov 14, 2012 - 3:47PM #4
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Hi Furball?

I'm new to the site and have been getting encouragement from reading the forum posts.  I had a question and not sure it proper to just jump right in to this post.  I started using a fast-acting insulin (Apidra) about two weeks ago and I'm wondering how you transport it with you all day or do you just use it once a day in the evenings? I was starting to use it in the evenings only but my readings at lunch time are high and I probably need to carry some with me at all times.  Is there an easy/convenient way to do this?




2 years ago  ::  Nov 14, 2012 - 10:54AM #3
Posts: 871

You share your wisdom simply and in a way that sinks into me furball.  I gave it a lot of thought last night because I honestly didn't have an answer for you to the question.  I still don't have a clear one.  I think that you are right and I have to give up any unwarranted shame that I have that I can't control my readings without insulins.  I know that diabetes differ from one person to another and there are different circumstances for all of us too.  I think the issue is deep down inside I just haven't adjusted to diabetes even after 9 1/2 years.  I want things easy and in real life it doesn't work that way alot of the times.

I have taken your question to heart and I will concentrate on the fact that the additional humolog is a way I can avoid complications and not a badge of shame.

Thank you.


2 years ago  ::  Nov 13, 2012 - 4:44PM #2
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Sally I guess  I am just missing     why you want off of  humalog insulin I have been on a rapid insulin for 28 yrs.       I would be in the 300s and above without it, the insulin is there to help you to control it is not  a punishment   at all. 

2 years ago  ::  Nov 13, 2012 - 10:26AM #1
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I had high readings for three months before my last A1C and I thought my reading would be very high.  I put off calling the doctor's office to find out.  But I did and I was so happy.  My reading was 6.9 and that was a pleasant shock.  I have had it lower but this with my readings feels like a miracle.  My doctor had set my goal at 7.0 so I am in range.  I will continue this extra insulin and try to get the results better.  I am hoping that I can eventually go off of the humolog again.  I am happy and optimistic today and like Pastor Paul I thank God for all good things.  I thank God for all things actually.

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