I went on sym about 2 weeks ago and I still take the same amount of novalog.. isnt sym supposed to make you take less novalog??

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The doctor told me to cut my rapid insulin in half. What dosage of Symlin are you on?
Yes, you should end up taking about half of the rapid-acting insulin you would otherwise need. If you started two weeks ago you are probably at 45mcg by now, is that right?
it's been a while since i took simlyn... when i did, my doctor dosed it in units, since i used it in an insulin syringe. what's 45 mcg in units?
i have been on symlin for at least a year. symlin is NOT insulin. it does NOT AFFECT your novalog. if you carb count, your ratio will not change. symlin will affect hunger & fullness so you may want less to eat but that is the only way it will affect your novalog. it helps your a1c so just hang in there for awhile. wait for your next a1c. good luck

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.




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