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What Type 1 insulin is used?

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Dignose with Type 1 on May 13, 2016. The Insulin I use is Novolog for fast action and Tresibia for long lasting. Just wonder if these is common. Have not heard of anybody using these.
posted Apr 12 in Conversation by GlennaBeaver (460 points)

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I use Novolog in my pump. I also used Novolog and Levemir for multiple daily injections before starting on pump use a little over a year ago. Over the past 62 years of life with type 1 I've used many different types of insulin. Right now I'm pleased with the results from using Novolog.
answered Apr 19 by Janis (700 points)
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I have been a diabetic for over 9 1/2 years. In the beginning I used Humalog for my before meal bolus, and Lantus for the long acting insulin.  Now I am on the Insulin Pump and only use the fast acting Humalog. Because it is a 24/7 constant drip I do not need the long acting.  Of course I give myself a bolus before my meals to cover my carbs that I eat. I am pleased with how this is working with me.
answered 6 days ago by pecan pie (780 points)
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I have used an insulin pump for 20 years and used Novolog for years, but changed to Humalog 2 years ago due to insurance as many others have.  I prefer Novolog, but am doing fine with Humalog.  When needed, I have used Lantus twice daily, but would try one of the longer acting insulins since they are now available.
answered 6 days ago by hanavank (660 points)
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When I started on a pump in 2001, I used Humalog.  Changed to Novolog at some point and it seemed to work a little faster for me.  I am still using Novolog but would consider trying Humalog again.  Actually I've always wanted to try Apidra, but insurance would never pay for it.  I've heard it's the fastest acting of all, and that appeals to me since I NEVER take my boluses ahead of my meals.
answered 5 days ago by bayleafbroker (810 points)

When I used Apidra, I still had to bolus 20 minutes before eating to avoid a spike.  sad

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I use Humalog for short acting.  I use an insulin pump so I don't use a long acting insulin.  

I've never used Tresiba, but I have friends with diabetes that use Tresiba for long acting.
answered 3 days ago by phyllisk (4,400 points)
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I think the reason behind some people's sensitivity or problems with one insulin or another is primarily due to the suspension fluid used.There can be allergy issues.  If insurance insists on a brand with which you have problems, that's when the HCP can help with documentation of medical necessity
answered 2 days ago by artwoman (720 points)
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Laddie, I understand that a faster acting insulin, Fiasp, is available in Europe and Canada. I am seriously thinking of a road trip to Canada,  I have a hard time being patient with the reaction time of the current "fast"-acting insulins.   I tend to be very aggresive in my D mgt so slow action is truly frustrating.
answered 2 days ago by artwoman (720 points)
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