On the tudiabetes front page today: "11% of TuAnalyze users have no health insurance, and of these 64% report that cost issues get in the way of ideal diabetes management." Ok, that's obviously a…Continue
I developed diabetes (juvenile onset) around the age of 12; I think it was 1972 or maybe 1973. It took maybe a month to develop fully, at the end I had to piss pretty much every 40 minutes; something I remember very well because I could barely last a single lesson at school.
Since then I've taken bovine, pig and now human insulin. Initially mixed regular and protamine-zinc (PZI). Yes, mixed! Don't laugh, it wasn't funny. Of course that resulted in overnight low blood sugars throughout my youth. Anyway that, and the sensitivity to non-human insulin in the form of very rapid lows, is in the past.
Recently I've taken Ultratard (or the Novo equivlent) for my basal supply then, when that was discontinued, Lantus. (Lantus is a ridiculously overpriced bad imitation of Ultratard so far as I'm concerned.)
I've used regular then Humalog during the day. These days I take 4 units of Humalog before any significant meal, 2 or 3 for high blood sugar and small amounts of food.
My diet is basically starch free (Bernstein with fruit ;-). I and my wife have been trying to get reduced A1C levels and that led to the abandonment of the starch diet.
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