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9.17 Bella amps 181,+2 113,pmps 155,+2 122

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Bellasmom, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/9-16-bella-amps-175-2-135-pmps-305.219392/

    Prayers to @Phoebes @Teresa & Buddy @JoyBee&Ravan and Peggy Sue @Sue and Luci for Sue continuing healing @LizzieInTexasand family @Bobbie And Bubba for Bobbie @Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) @Olive & Paula @Pamela & Amethyst for Pamela @
    @Krystina & Nelli @Pamela & Amethyst @Susan&Felix @Penelope and Mačka @J.J. and Phoebe Squeak and DH and all in need
    Have a happy Tuesday everyone

    I’m thinking of switching to Levemir
    Any thoughts on this would be appreciated @Wendy&Neko @Bobbie And Bubba @Judy and Boomer
     
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  2. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I changed Sheba over to levemir from Lantus and was very happy with the change. I thought Sheba was happier somehow on levemir.
    I found it had a later onset around +3 or +3.5 and a later nadir... sometimes as late as + 10. I know some lev users have nadirs around +12. Because of that shooting green numbers is often the case.
     
  3. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    I hope Bella slides down and surfs today.
     
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  4. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    I’m trying to find someone who has it for sale and give it a shot, thanks for the info Bron:bighug:
     
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  5. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your well wishes, Jamie!

    We switched to Lev in July - Luci's high jumps seem fewer and lately she's spending more time in the lagoon - but she still does what she always does...still hoping for some kind of significant improvement - but doubtful that we'll ever get to the holy land (The Falls). It's certainly worth a try - what can it hurt?

    Have a great day Jamie!
     
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  6. Sonia & Leo

    Sonia & Leo Well-Known Member

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    Bella has the Tiki Hut open again, I hope all the kitties head down there, might entice them to go for a swim!
    Good luck finding the Lev, do you need a script from your vet to buy it from a pharm?
    Have a great day Jamie, hope you received the cool weather I sent you yesterday, sending more today! :bighug:
     
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  7. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any experience with Lev other than reading that those who switched are generally happier with later nadirs and less bouncing. As Bron said, with the later nadir it makes shooting greens easier and might be more comforting to you since you work outside the home. Wendy can help you better with that decision.

    What's going on with Lizzie and family? I have been offline for a while.
     
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  8. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

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    Stay safe Bella!
    Have a good day Jamie!
     
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  9. Beth 73

    Beth 73 Well-Known Member

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    Don't know anything ab Lev but will be praying for wisdom as you make your decision :bighug:
     
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  10. Debra and Yoyo

    Debra and Yoyo Well-Known Member

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    Hope you get answers about levemir, surf safely Bella:D
     
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  11. AmandaE

    AmandaE Well-Known Member

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    I guess with Levemir it would be worth a shot eh!? If it works better for Bella that’s great and if it doesn’t at least you can strike it off the list :)
     
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  12. Nan & Amber (GA)

    Nan & Amber (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I switched Amber from Lantus to Lev a while back. I don't know that I can offer a lot of useful information about it-- I made the switch because even at a low dose, Amber seemed to feel the "sting" of Lantus and I wanted to make her more comfortable. I like the Lev, it really does seem to produce very flat cycles. I can't really think of a downside, other than I think it can be a little bit more expensive?
     
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  13. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Alan in Supply closet has Lev and I think he will sell 1 pen at a time.

    I switched to lev because of high dose. As far as leveling out and having later nadirs, not so for Ollie. She can be all over the place.
     
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  14. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    Agree
     
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  15. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Nan, I think I will try it and if not can always go back to lantus
    I tend to panic with high yellows and them dreadful pinks
     
  16. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    I sent him a pm yesterday
     
  17. Crista & Ming

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    The downside for me is that I need to wake up at 2 or 3 in the morning to try to catch nadir. Except sometimes Ming’s nadir is during shot time so, like @Olive & Paula, we’re all over the place too.

    But I really like that I can shoot low numbers without being as concerned as on Lantus. I know Ming still has 3-5 hours before onset when I shoot so a green preshot isn’t as scary. I sometimes still stall just to see which direction he’s going.
     
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  18. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for that, yeah bella seems to like diving but not here lately
     
  19. Bellasmom

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    Lizzie's Aunt has brain cancer:(
     
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  20. Sue and Luci

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    Unfortunately we still get those even with Levemir - just know it doesn't come with a guarantee that he still won't boink up with a yellow or pink now and then...
     
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  21. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

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    Boomer has always been on Lantus but I believe JoyBee (@JoyBee&Ravan ) switched Ravan.
     
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  22. LizzieInTexas

    LizzieInTexas Well-Known Member

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    Better numbers today. What was PMPS?

    ETA-never mind, I see It now.
     
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  23. JoyBee&Ravan

    JoyBee&Ravan Well-Known Member

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    When I switched to Levemir I used less insulin. I still do & that's a Plus for me. I also like the fact the Levemir is a neutral solution,doesn't sting. Ravan was starting to jump a little when I used the lantus now he doesn't at all.

    It did take quite a while before he seemed to level out but I'm glad I switched.
    I ordered from Alan & made the mistake of ordering right before the weekend so it took longer & it was really HOT then.But it all worked out & the insulin is fine.

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