Daily Archives: May 8, 2013

Ask your doctor if…

Last week I wrote about how I don’t really consider my doctor as being part of my “team”. He’s not living in the diabetes trenches with me, day in and day out. However, he is a trusted adviser (advisor? which spelling is correct) and I value his input.

When I go to see him at the end of the month, I’ll have a list of questions that I plan to ask. I’ve never come prepared with a list before, but I think the time is appropriate. This is my life, and I need to understand what’s going on and make the best decisions for me.


Will Novolog be voted off the island?

1. A -log by any other name

I’d love to smooth out my postprandial BG spikes a bit, and I wonder if Humalog might be better for that than Novolog. I always thought that Huma- peaked slightly sooner than Novo-, and a previous endo of mine (with an surplus of caution and a deficit of data) switched me from Huma- to Novo- years ago because of a few isolated lows he saw right after meals. Keep in mind this was when I was using insulin pens — now that I pump and make extended use of the extended bolus options, this should no longer be an issue.

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