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Apidra Poll 2 -- Sorry if this one is repetitive

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Toni, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Toni

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    If coming from Novolog to Apidra:
    Did your basals increase? decrease? Approximately by what percentage?
    ICRs, did they stay the same? increase? decrease? Approximately by what percentage?
    Corrrection Factor: Same? increase? decrease? Approximately by what percentage?
     
  2. betty6333

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    2 months into it they were essentially the same... BUT the first weeks we made adjustments both up and down, maybe he just went through a growth spurt ect... but the first few weeks it seemed that it took time to adjust to the new insulin.
     
  3. Jacob'sDad

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    Basals up about 30%, the other stuff stayed about the same.

    Here's the thing; with basals I can't eliminate the possibility that there was a growth spurt at the same time we switched to Apidra, and his basals were just due to change anyway. What I have found with Apidra is that basal shortages seem to cause higher BGs than what we saw with Novolog. I think Apidra is maybe a little unforgiving when the basals are off.
     
  4. Darryl

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    Basals and boluses went up 50%. Also adjusted ISF from 200 to 150.
     
  5. Amy C.

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    My son went on the pump and Apidra at about the same time. We tried Humalog for about a week at the beginning and then for three weeks 4 months later.

    He uses a lot less insulin with Apidra than with Humalog -- 50% less all the way around.
     
  6. Toni

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    Wow, 50 percent increase or decrease. That is quite the difference.
     
  7. Mom264

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    We made the switch one month ago. I have been tweaking like crazy. Here is where we are now.

    Our basals went from 45% of TDD on Novolog to 30-35% of TDD on Apidra.
    It is currently just about the same. 1:9 for the first meal of the day, 1:20 for everything else. 1:22 for after 10 pm.

    Decreased across the board-- in the morning from 140 to 100 and in the afternoon from 160 to 140.
     

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