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2/28/11 2:31 P

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I've seen Apidra really decrease spikes in blood glucose two hours after eating in one person, compared to Novolog. This was someone with type 2 diabetes. Same insulin to carb ratio was used with each insulin. It was a significant difference with Apidra.

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1/31/11 4:30 P

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I have used Apidra for about 5 years now. I love it! It lowers my highs really quickly. I have alot of lows, but those occur no matter what insulin I use.

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9/12/10 12:16 A

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Wow, so good to have another resource. I used Apidra for about a month off and on -I had a week of really high readings, wonder if that was one of the weeks that I used Apidra. Needless to say, I wil have to pay closer attention. I thought it worked just like Novalog.

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6/24/10 5:27 P

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fwiw - I had a lot of heat issues with Apidra. I found it to be way more temperature sensitive than Humalog. I live in a hot climate and exercising in 90 - 100 degree weather with the pump against my body meant after a long walk the insulin was way less effective for me.

Good luck!

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6/17/10 9:51 P

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I am using a pump. I lowered my basal last night and I think it's helped so far! Thanks!

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6/17/10 3:23 P

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Apidra works a LOT faster than Novolog. Are you using a pump or injections? If you are using a pump you may need to adjust your basals and wait until just before you eat to give a bolus. If on injections, you'll need to make adjustments to your long acting insulin.

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6/17/10 11:33 A

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I'm using Apidra since 2005. I started with Novolog but my doc give me the Apidra to try it out. I liked it very much, so i'm using it ever since. My bs usually on the low side (i take Apidra 3x before meals and Lantus at bedtime)I went back to Novolog a couple of months ago but i have to take twice as much what im taking on Apidra. And my bs was higher too. So i'm back on Apidra, it works for me.

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I've used Apidra. But I started to get lots of highs and discovered that I'm allergic to it. So I use Novolog now.


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6/17/10 10:58 A

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Hey everyone,

I've been on Humalog (or Novolog, occasionally) for a long, long time (pumping for 13 years) and on Sunday I just started Apidra. I was okay for a day and now I'm having lots of lows but still some highs, as well. I just lowered my basal a bit last night to see what happens.

Anyone else use this stuff? What has your experience been?

Thanks,
Allison

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