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How fast before your insulin kicks in?

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Dec 9, 2012. 23 Replies

I have been a type 1 diabetic for 23 years and strangely enough I still don't have any idea how long it takes for my fast acting insulin to kick in. I tested today at lunch and I was at a high of…Continue

 

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nel left a comment for smorand01
"I am posting the question here instead in the discussion you have going re " how fast insulin will kick in " as it maybe a bit of topic ?? : Have you considered insulin pump therapy ?? At least one can " fine tune " amounts of…"
Dec 9, 2012
acidrock23 replied to smorand01's discussion 'How fast before your insulin kicks in?'
"re the correction using severe lows business, I use the "exerchart" from "Think Like a Pancreas" as the basis for the correction, taking a %age of the bolus based on duration and intensity of the exercise, usually…"
Dec 9, 2012
Brunetta replied to smorand01's discussion 'How fast before your insulin kicks in?'
"I do not exercise strenoulsy over 250. I do what Holger suggests: Dring a lot of water, inject with Apidra once, then closely;; for 3 hours.Monitor the blood glucose. I may have to do a correction through the pump about 3 hours later to get it to…"
Dec 9, 2012
Holger Schmeken replied to smorand01's discussion 'How fast before your insulin kicks in?'
"Well, 21.2 mmol/l translates to 378 mg/dl. In Germany we have the rule to have no sports above 250 mg/dl. For these high numbers you will inject massive amounts of insulin. To combine this with additional physical activity can lead to severe lows.…"
Dec 9, 2012
Zoe replied to smorand01's discussion 'How fast before your insulin kicks in?'
"You might want to get the book Using Insulin by John Walsh, Stephanie. It explains so many of the little details that many doctors either don't know or don't have the time to go over (like ISF) Your doctor may give you a number or a…"
Dec 9, 2012
smorand01 replied to smorand01's discussion 'How fast before your insulin kicks in?'
"Thank you MegaMinxX, your post was very helpful to me. I don't know what my ISF is but it is absolutely something that I will look into now. I've been having trouble with keeping my BG at an acceptable level and I really need to find what…"
Dec 9, 2012
smorand01 replied to smorand01's discussion 'How fast before your insulin kicks in?'
"Thank you everyone for your knowledge and advice. I definitely need to sit down with my endo and figure some stuff out. For example I don't know what my ISF is and wasn't even aware that such a factor existed. I am not a perfect diabetic…"
Dec 9, 2012
smorand01 replied to smorand01's discussion 'How fast before your insulin kicks in?'
"Hi Zoe, I did take a correction before going for the run and that is why I was wondering how fast it takes to start acting. Sorry if my OP wasn't clear on that and thanks for your reply."
Dec 9, 2012
acidrock23 replied to smorand01's discussion 'How fast before your insulin kicks in?'
"Spring break maybe? I don't usually run up that hight but had a weird scene in LA, like the extreme end of a pump, 5 days or something and ran the pump out so I couldn't eat anything at the Entourage cafe... I'd still run it down…"
Dec 8, 2012
Zoe replied to smorand01's discussion 'How fast before your insulin kicks in?'
"When was the last time you were 378, AR?"
Dec 8, 2012
acidrock23 replied to smorand01's discussion 'How fast before your insulin kicks in?'
"Novolog seems to start in 20 minutes or so for me but doesn't really get cooking for like 1.5-2 hours. I wouldn't worry about pushing your BG up exercising unless you are running really hard, like sprinting. I suspect it would have started…"
Dec 8, 2012
Gerri replied to smorand01's discussion 'How fast before your insulin kicks in?'
"You know my philosophy about running:)"
Dec 8, 2012
Zoe replied to smorand01's discussion 'How fast before your insulin kicks in?'
"Thanks for the science, Gerri. Me, when I'm high I just take insulin! I still don't understand if the OP was attempting to correct that high without using insulin!"
Dec 8, 2012
Gerri replied to smorand01's discussion 'How fast before your insulin kicks in?'
"Zoe, There's a risk of DKA when exercising with high BG due to dehydration & pushing BG even higher from the effects of adrenaline."
Dec 8, 2012
Gerri replied to smorand01's discussion 'How fast before your insulin kicks in?'
"Apidra starts working for me in about 15-20 minutes & lasts about 4.5 hours. Correcting highs takes longer because it seems that insulin resistance kicks in with high BG, or we're on an upward swing & not really correcting…"
Dec 8, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Learn from others on how to manage my diabetes and sports
Date diagnosed
April 11, 1990
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Too long ago to remember
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Shots
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I am a runner and always active. I am looking for ways to manage my bs while doing long distance running.

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At 2:00pm on December 9, 2012, nel said…

I am posting the question here instead in the discussion you have going re " how fast insulin will kick in " as it maybe a bit of topic ?? : Have you considered insulin pump therapy ?? At least one can " fine tune " amounts of insulin a bit easier compared to using shots when exercising or not exercising ...just asking ..N.

At 8:49am on May 27, 2012, nel said…

Yes...Upright and Smiling ...good on you :) ...if you have a chance : Hi to staff : Rebecca T. and Michael J. Wlll you give a bit of an update of your event ..and maybe we see each other in Amsterdam , Oct 2013 ?
Lots of thoughts coming your way from BC .

At 9:06pm on May 26, 2012, nel said…

Hi Team D member to TuD, Welcome Runner ...I recognized your singlet ( sp ????) ...I have a few :) ..may I ask where you are located ?? ...this w/e the Ottawa Marathon :) ...for me the A'dam in Oct. 2013 ...please be well with managing your D. ...many years ahead !!!

At 4:57pm on May 26, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 11:55am on May 26, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 10:26am on May 26, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
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At 9:20am on May 26, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home smorand....fellow Canadian!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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