Jim, I found that it went to work quicker, but it also didn't work as long as Novolog did, so I had to change everything. I also found that it didn't last for 3 days in the reservoir like my Novolog did, and I was having to change out my set every other day. I ended up going back to Novolog, which seems to work much better for me, even though it doesn't work quite as quickly.
I can state that yes, the Apidra will only last 2 days in the reservoir. The company claims that it has less clogging but insists that it should be changed every 2 days. Even Humalog says that it should be changed every 2 days but I know I can get 3 to 4. The scientific explanation has to do with the smaller molecules of the Apidra. This helps them from clogging, but reduces the length of time it can stay without binding to the plastic. My insurance formulary (sp?) pushes Humalog over Novolog, so I am unsure if I can even think of going in that direction.
I had heard such good things from people using Apidra that I wanted to give it chance. I am on Day 5 of a 14 day test I want to do before deciding if I should go back to Humalog.
If I have better control, I'll take swapping it out every 2 days.
It's me again....just read your post about "change".....change (good or bad) is messy...sorry if I started another discussion w/o seeing these but haven't been on TuD i awhile so out of practice....I'll check out your Apidra users site
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