All Blog Posts Tagged 'Victoza' (8)

Just when you think you have it all figured out....

Having type one diabetes is like being in a science class sometimes. WE might have a hypothesis as to why our blood sugars are high or low and then sometimes the hypothesis does not pan out.

Just the other day, I had my usual oatmeal with chia seeds, skim milk, and almonds. I am sort of boring most days with my breakfast foods - because I love oatmeal in all its many forms. Most times, with the injected Victoza I use and my insulin dose, I can prevent my morning blood sugars from…


Added by Susan Van Abs on February 26, 2015 at 11:33am — 5 Comments

Victoza - end of week 1

Tomorrow will officially be one week on Victoza. I am still at a dosage of 0.6mgs, 10 clicks, and I will be until Monday when I will increase to 0.9mgs., 15 clicks. I have so far found that my high blood sugars are more regulated (not quite as high) and I am eating somewhat less, and I have lost a bit of weight. Not to bad for just one week. The detailed account of the last two days is as follows:

After Karate on Monday my blood sugar continued to rise until it hit about 200 at 9:45.… Continue

Added by Rebecca on October 26, 2011 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Victoza - 1st increase

Sorry I missed yesterday's blog! There wasn't much new to report. I continued to not have any reduction in insulin EXCEPT overnight when I could get away with 15% less insulin. I didn't spike quite as high after meals and ended up dropping suddenly about 2 - 3 hours after I ate. That's pretty much it. I did also have like 3 pod issues yesterday so some of the lack of reduced basal may just be because my insulin pods weren't delivering properly. I called Insulet and reported 5 pods that had… Continue

Added by Rebecca on October 24, 2011 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

Victoza - 48 hours

It's been over two days since my first Victoza shot. See my previous blog posts for how it was in the beginning.

After lunch yesterday my blood sugar remained high (about 210) despite corrections. It was not until I started giving myself my normal basal insulin that it finally came down. I was a little more hungry after lunch yesterday. I've got to start storing some healthy snacks in the Teen Center. Without them I ended up with M&Ms to munch on throughout the afternoon. This… Continue

Added by Rebecca on October 22, 2011 at 9:52am — No Comments

Victoza - 24 hours

I've now been on Victoza for a little over 24 hours. I took my second shot of 0.3mg (5 clicks) at 11:50am today. This is a run down of what I experienced the first 24 hours on the medication.

My first shot of Victoza started working faster than I had expected and by the time I got around to lunch about 20 minutes later I was feeling a bit of nausea, a slight headache, and a bit of disorientation. Everything but the headache went away after I ate my bowl of soup and stick of string… Continue

Added by Rebecca on October 21, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Victoza Day 1 - First Impressions

So today, October 20, 2011, I started on the type 2 drug Victoza. Even though I am a type 1 diabetic my doctor feels that this drug will help regulate the spikes and drops in my sugars, reduce my insulin intake, and even help me lose weight. She has the resources to provide me with a two month supply of Victoza and we'll evaluate at the end of those two months to see if it is worth fighting for the insurance to cover it for me.

My Endo takes a longer than normal approach to starting… Continue

Added by Rebecca on October 20, 2011 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

Type 1 Starting on Victoza

I started on Victoza 3 days ago. I decided after reading others experience to document my experience to help others considering it, and maybe so I will remember why I decided to do it in the first place!

On day one, I injected .3 of Victoza at 10pm. No issues with nauseau on day 1 and no real impact on blood sugar on day 1.

On day two, I injected .6 of Victoza at 10pm. No issues with nausea on day 2 though I did see slightly lower BG's throughout the day.

It is… Continue

Added by David Eddy on September 26, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Victoza: Is It The New “Miracle Drug” for Type 2 Diabetes?

I had reported last year that Danish pharma giant …


Added by RogerMumbai on February 21, 2011 at 12:21am — No Comments

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