Well, I just saw my endo and he wants me to go back on Lantus, because my daily total for Levemir is very high and my blood sugar is still too high. He says the failure rate is about 15% for Levemir. I guess I'm just not one of the lucky ones that can use it.

I expected this, but was hoping it wouldn't be necessary. As soon as I run out of Levemir I'll be switching back (I can't afford to throw away my Levemir, it cost me nearly $500, so for the next month I'll still be on it)

So, its a big disappointment, but I have to get my blood sugar back under better control.

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This happened to me.... more than triple the dose of Lantus I was on, and I was still chasing highs... after two weeks I went back to Lantus, and it remains my backup insulin of choice while I am pumping. I have no idea how much more of it would have taken to bring my #'s into range, but I just couldn't take any more. I still have 3 levemir pens in my fridge - for some reason I can't make myself get rid of it, even though I know I'll never use it.

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