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Going from Novolog to humalog

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob's mom Apr 23, 2014. 14 Replies

My daughter must switch from novolog to humalog due to insurance. I know everyone is different but is there a general theme on the difference between the two? Higher Basel rate, faster acting…Continue

Infusion sets advice needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Dec 12, 2013. 2 Replies

I am searching for a new infusion set to use with the Ping pump for my 10 year old daughter. We were using the spring universal and loved it but it appears to be discontinued. With the spring the…Continue

Infusion set advice

Started Dec 5, 2013 0 Replies

It's a sad day in our house. It appears spring universal infusion sets are being discontinued. This has been the absolute best infusion set for my daughter. They are virtually painfree.Does anyone…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by beechbeard Aug 12, 2013. 2 Replies

My 9 year old daughter was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism, three years after being diagnosed with type 1. Her TSH level was 21. I wanted to ask other parents who have children with this a few…Continue


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rpwils replied to macfrizz's discussion 'Bent cannula' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My daughter has been on the pump for 4 years and we have found some sets are more prone to this issue. We ran into the same issue with the animas infusion sets. If we rushed to quick with pulling out the needle after the insert, we tended to have…"
Nov 28, 2014
rpwils replied to rpwils's discussion 'Asking for advice' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thank you all very much for the comments. They were all helpful. Sometimes its easy easy to look past the positives and focus on the negatives."
Nov 11, 2014
Kj replied to rpwils's discussion 'Asking for advice' in the group Dexcom Users
"My son has been on Dexcom for about 9 months and love it. Yes the data is never quite 100% accurate, but the predictive alarms have been a Godsend. And the trending gives us information that we were never privy to before - a window into her pancreas…"
Nov 10, 2014
PierreV replied to rpwils's discussion 'Asking for advice' in the group Dexcom Users
"We couldn't imagine being without a CGM now. There are, however, a lot of small factors that take a bit of time to get used to. As far as precision is concerned, in practice you can expect something around +/- 20 points when below 80 and +/-…"
Nov 10, 2014
rpwils added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users

Asking for advice

We just put our 11 year old on the dexcom cgm last week and honestly I'm not sure how useful it is. At this point the numbers have been off enough 20 or 30 points at times that I still have her check her sugar. Although it's comforting for me to have an extra safe guard at night, I'm not sure it's worth the pain she goes thru putting it on. I would like to ask other parents out there what their experiences or major benefit they see?ThanksRussSee More
Nov 10, 2014
rpwils joined Rob's group

Dexcom Users

For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
Nov 10, 2014
Jacob's mom replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"thanks leah good to know!"
Apr 23, 2014
Leah replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"They are exactly the same. I've done the switch between them several times, and I never notice any difference at all. Novolog has an added preservative that allegedly makes it more resistant to heat, but the medicinal properties are identical."
Apr 22, 2014
Jacob's mom replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"hi there, Jacob only takes his pod off before taking a bath before changing his pod so we don't have much experience with this, depending on how long she is going to be off you could think about giving a tiny bolus say .3-.5 before she takes it…"
Apr 3, 2014
rpwils replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"Thanks for the reply. One thing that seems to be a reoccurring theme is she goes high after being off the pump for an hour or so. We take it off for sports practice and with novolog we never noticed a difference. Anyone else experience this?"
Apr 2, 2014
Jacob's mom replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"hi there I've been searching this site like crazy this morning as my son switched for insurance reasons...all though we had 3 more bottles of novolog my son and husband pulled out the Humalog last night, Jacob uses an omnipod, after one bolus…"
Mar 29, 2014
rpwils replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"Thanks everyone for the responses! We have been on humalog for 5 days now and have nothing but highs even with adjusting basal by a entire .1 unit per hour. We will have to try for a couple more weeks to see what happens. This really is a bummer as…"
Mar 25, 2014
Sue replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"Thanks, Brian. Don't know what I did wrong, but thanks for fixing it!"
Mar 25, 2014
Brian (bsc) replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"There is an error in them Try these: difference-between-novolog-and-1 humalog-novolog-or-apridra"
Mar 25, 2014
rick (aka: #blankieboy) replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"I use Humalog and have never had an issue. I like the humalog, but i am an Indiana guy so Humalog is the insulin of choice round these parts. The current diabetes forecast has a commentary on breaking up with Lilly a man going form Humalog to…"
Mar 25, 2014
swisschocolate replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"Neither for me..."
Mar 25, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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I am the father of a beautiful and brave 8 year old girl with type 1 diabetes. I spend most of my nights researching diabetes and trying to keep up on the latest technology and treatments. My daughter has extraordinary in accepting diabetes from day one (age 6) she has always done her own finger pricks and moved onto doing some shots and now does her own infusion sets most of the time.

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At 10:05pm on December 5, 2011, Linda G said…

Bravo on being a featured member ♥ rpwils....

At 12:15am on December 30, 2010, Kristin said…
I noticed that you said that you are using 8mm syringes for your daughter. I think that the shorter syringes would be less painful. They have 3/16" syringes (or 5mm). Also check the "gauge" which tells you about the thickness of the needle. The higher the number the thinner the needle. I think that 31 gauge is the thinnest available. Here is a guide from the BD website
At 12:21pm on May 29, 2010, Virtue said…
I'm glad that helped :) I'm sure you'll find a routine that gets the blood sugars in order soon... At least, I remember the beginning being a bit of a bumpy ride, but things evened out a bit after that.

Hope you have a happy weekend too!
At 2:17pm on May 28, 2010, Virtue said…

How's your daughter doing? I hope things are going well...

At 9:15am on May 24, 2010, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
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WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY RPWILS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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