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Well i'm gonna talk about my expierience with Lantus and Levimir!..
When I first got put on insulin shots I was using Levimir as my long lasting insulin that I took at aorund 10;00 every night. Levimir over all really wasn't for me. I was using it for about a year or so and it was increasing my A1c alll the time. I was waking up to a blood glucose of about 11 12 13...?sometimes over 15 and gooing to bed around that too. My diabetes team had tried everything from increasing my novo rapid and levimir, and that still didnt do it for me. It was making me feel down, ill and I was having a lot of mood swings so I rang my nurse to tell her how i was feeling and she brought me in and we both talked and decided to put me on a sensor for three days(constant blood sugar checks every 5 mins done by a machine)...We found that my blooods would creep up during the night and stayed the be perfect during the day and then at about 4 in the afternoon they would start creeping up again.
Mu nurse(which is just brilliant) suggested I be put on new long lasting insulin that I would take at the same time I took my levimir every night and this was called Lantus! Ever since I was put on this my blood sugars have been PERFECT in the morning (between 4 and 6) and the same going to bed!..I had heard rumours that it made you gain more weight but that hasn't happened to me, I have been the same weight as I have always been!...It changed my moods(i'm very happy now) and see diabetes in a whole new (positvie) way:)..I feel great and my a1c went from 9.5 right down to 7.6! I was so happy and I will never look back:)
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