Yes, please do! I had my follow up with my endo and diabetes educator...I'm now trying to combo bolus after eating so I don't spike 2 hours later. HOWEVER, that didn't seem to work today... I really wish there was a way to program a bolus for 30 minutes after I eat on my pump... I just don't trust myself to remember. LOL
Yes, those alarms don't let me get a good night sleep either. I can't stand when the cgms alarms me every 20 minutes saying that I am low, when in "actuality" I am @110 or so. When I was bolusing an hour after eating/testing and giving symlin, I would set the bg reminder alarm for an hour after eating to actually remind me to bolus.
long time user. i have to use pen now. i take 120 mcg before each meal but i usually only eat 2 meals. im not on a pump. i have to find a better dr so i can consider the pump. anyway, i take 2 shots of levemir, 2+ of symlin and 4 or 5 of novolog. i use to mix the symlin w/ either of the others cuz i was told i could mix if both were clear. so its no wonder i have hard pockets under my skin - too many shots!! if you have been on symlin for a while and not felt nausea, i think you can increase to 120mcg
Cheery, I highly suggest getting the pump... It makes life so much easier and managable. I'm thinking I'm probably going to need to up my dosage, judging from what I'm reading on here... Seems like most are at 120 mcg each meal.
I am also taking 60 mcg with each meal but I wonder if it is wearing off. I have been on Symlin since April this year, so six months, and each time I added more. Now I don't feel it at all and I am hungry enough to snack more. I am not overweight but I don't want to gain the 5 pounds back I lost. it does still lower the BG after eating so that is good, but the highs in two hours are higher. This is probably because I am eating more. Oh well. Nothing is perfect.
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