I'd like to learn more about symlin. i just started it and haven't noticed any changes. i hope i will see a change in my a1c when i go back.
According to my endo, symlin can affect how much insulin you need, and you may need to change your carb ratio and reduce your insulin dosage.
How much are you taking? Have you increased the dosage at all? My doc told me to increase it 15mcg every couple of days as long as I didn't go scary low more than once, which happened for me at 60mcg so I backed off to 45mcg and that's where I've stayed. I end up using about 20% less insulin, which doesn't seem like much. However, Symlin makes me feel full really fast during a meal so I eat less, and I spread half of the reduced insulin over 3 hours, so I don't get that huge burst of insulin that was making me chubby. I've lost 10 lbs. and kept it off for 2 years. Would love to increase my dose just a little more, but those bad lows scared me off.