I have been a diabetic for over 26 years. When I was admitted to the hospital in 1980 my blood sugars were over 900 and the er doctor could not believe I walked in under my own steam. That's beside the point. I was started on nph insulin and about 15 years later was moved to humulin. My current doctor took me off the humulin after I had heart failure and put me on lantus and suplementing with humalog and pricking my finger at least 8 times a day. I hated that theropy. So I did some research and knowing my body the way I do, I determined that humulin 70/30 would be the best for me. My doctor thought I was going backwards by he finally relented. I take 15 units in the morning and 15 at dinner. I have not had to give myself a shot of humalog since I began and guess what -- my glucose levels never go over 144 and the lowest they've dipped in 66 versus my all time low of 26. I test by glucose levels only 2x per day if at all.
If you hate the constant injections, figuring out your carbs and constant pricking of your figures you may want to ask your doctor about the humulin 70/30.
Re: I Couldn't Be Happier Being Off Lantus And Humalog!!!!
i have been a diabetic for over 26 years. When I was admitted to the hospital in 1980 my blood sugars were over 900 and the er doctor could not believe I walked in under my own steam. That's beside the point....
that is not beside the point; that's amazing that u did walk in on ur own. I'm also glad to hear ur doing so well on 70/30.
I tried it, but my doctor took me off of it. She said it wasn't the way the body was. I know the pills werent helping by pumping my pancreas dry. I tried and succeeded on the bernstein diet for one, long year. I battled with carb cravings and worsening depression.
I couldn't be happier for u being off lantus and humalog. Good job! :wink: