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 important to note that prior to being on Victoza I was taking Symlin prior to meals. Upon the advice of my endo, I stopped the Symlin to try Victoza.

On day three, I injected 1.0 of Victoza at 10pm. Nausea? Oh yeah. As you will note, you are supposed to up dosage after a week or so at each level. I am always impatient so I decided to move up to 1.0, I am just glad I waited and didn't go up to 1.2 right away. I am going to stick at 1.0 until the nausea passes.

Typically when injecting with Symlin prior to a meal, I would dual wave bolus, and bolus 30-35% up front and square wave the rest over an hour. With Victoza on board, the meal bolus does not work or need to be delivered the same. In fact it seems like the bolus rate, which I already reduced a year ago to go on Symlin is the right rate but needs to be delivered differently. I am playing around now with trying to figure out the bolus rates that work right. I think it will be something now like 65-75% up front and the remaining over an hour.

On day four, I will be injecting 1.0 of Victoza again. Let you know how it goes. Anyone who has the bolus delivery figured while on this, let me know!

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Comment by Karen on September 26, 2013 at 7:43pm

The Victoza website indicates it is not recommended for Type 1 diabetes. How come you decided to try it despite that?

Comment by David Eddy on October 4, 2013 at 10:13am

Hi Karen, I read the study done by Paresh Dandona. It is pretty darn impressive, plus I had already tried and used Symlin which I stopped when going on Victoza. It is way better doing one shot at night, then doing one before each meal and the control of post prandial blood sugars is equal.

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