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Is anyone using Toujeo insulin

Is anyone using Toujeo insulin

I was on Lantus and Apidra for many years. My Dr changed my insulin to Toujeo and Apidra. I am finding Toujeo less effective and have to take more of it. Has this happened to anyone else. Also am struggling with morning blood sugars which are high no matter what I eat the night before.....Insulin has also resulted in weight gain . Please share if you have any solutions to this problem or know anyhing about Toujeo. Thanks

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I switched from Lantus to Toujeo at the start of this year. It's just double strength and long-lasting Lantus so, in my case, I was able to reduce my… read more

posted 11 months ago

Has anybody switched insulin lately?

Has anybody switched insulin lately?

I just switched from Levemir and Novorapid to Basalgar and Apidra. Much cheaper and seems to control my sugars more efficiently. Has anybody else switched insulins lately?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My original question was if anybody switched insulin lately. I appreciate all the comments regarding keto diets and lifestyle changes but they do not… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

I am on metformna\\\\

I am on metformna\\\\

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thanx.the diabetes couch sayand she is satisfied with my sugar levels seeing that I am 70 years and am jot mobile dye to observe leg being slow due to… read more

posted over 3 years ago

My readings in the morning are very high

My readings in the morning are very high

I am struggling with morning highs and seem to be needing to take much more insulin which I really dont want to do. I go to sleep at night with a certain reading, take insulin Apidra and Lantus and wake up in the morning with the high reading. I have also noticed that the reading does sometimes drop during the course of the night but is high again when I wake up. Also have put on weight. I dont know whether this is a result of wrong eating or whether medication can also… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I do 3 Novolog before each meal, and Lantus before bed. I check BC 4 times a day. I am having constantly high BC when I get up.

posted about 2 years ago

Insulin and Apple Cider Vinegar

Insulin and Apple Cider Vinegar

I read where ACV interferes with Insulin. If so, how much has to be taken to negatively affect my Insulin? Does it affect Novolin N? thanks.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Interesting! I use Lantus and Apidra by Sonofi Aventis. Grapefruit juice affects micardis which is used for kidney functioning in diabetics in Canada.… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Could anyone help me please? Starting Trulicity tomorrow. Tyvm Hugs 🤗

Could anyone help me please? Starting Trulicity tomorrow. Tyvm Hugs 🤗

My Lantus was changed to Trulicity. Hoping I don’t have issues with this. Plus other meds were changed due to what is covered by my medical. So a new round plus meter ugh! Appreciate any and all help. Tyvm Hugs

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Wow Mike good for you to lose weight. Is the weight loss from Bariatric surgery OR on your own? Are you still a diabetic?

posted about 1 month ago

What kind of medication is everyone taking ?

What kind of medication is everyone taking ?

I've been on so many diabetic medications . Nothing is truly working for me
Metformin - did nothing for A1C
Jauamet - gave me low blood sugar too low
Victoza - I loved it but ended in emergency for the pain I was experiencing.
Now I'm on Jardiance I'm not liking it

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Google diabetic pills or medications, you’ll see a list of them

posted 3 months ago

More or less medication?

More or less medication?

I have consistantly high blood sugar readings. I'm on Lantus and Gliclizide. My doctor says I need to up my medication, however I have discovered that if I lower my dosage at night my morning readings are better. In fact, just a lowering of 5 units lantus, from 30u to 25u in the morning and going back to 10u or 15u in the evening works better than keeping both dosages at 30u. Can anyone explain this to me. I would rather be on the lower dosage. Often I forget to take my glicizide in the… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

@A DiabetesTeam Member. I have done the protein in evening and it has helped tremendously with the spikes in blood sugars in the early am.

posted about 3 years ago

Lantus

Lantus

Is my itchy skin a result of using Lantus?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I have taken Lantus for 3 years with no adverse effects. If you're having itching it could be caused my dry skin. I use Gold Bond Ultimate diabetics dry… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

How to you prevent brusing after an injection?

How to you prevent brusing after an injection?

I have brusing since I started taking levimeir and humalog any ideas how to prevent it and why is it happening

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I take insulin 5 times a day. Yes I do bruise very easily. Just change insulin to Le mire which I take twice a day. Also now I am taking Nova-Rapid… read more

posted almost 3 years ago