I'm a type 1 diabetic have been for 6 years I take novorapid & lantus, (insulin glargine) I want to lose weight?

Supervision. Type 1 diabetics that need to lose weight need to be in a supervised medical weight loss program. Your Insulin levels will need to be adjusted with calorie restriction, exercise, etc. Keep a food journal, try my fit plan app to help track calories, exercise and then speak with your physician who can provide more guidance on the Insulin levels, blood pressure and lab work.

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I'm a type 1 diabetic and I take novorapid & lantus, (insulin glargine) is it time for a change?

Is working? The best treatment is the one you take and the one that works. If this is not the case, then talk with your family physician or endocrinologist. There are many options in diabetes, each treatment needs to be tailored to the patient. Read more...

I have type 2 diabetes and take novalog and lantus (insulin glargine). Do these insulins actually cause weight gain?

Weight gain. Yes, weight gain can occur with Insulin therapy, including Lantus (insulin glargine) and novalog, and has been attributed to the anabolic effects of Insulin and the decrease in glucosuria. Read more...
Maybe. If your diabetes is not controlled prior to using Insulin expect to gain a few pounds as your diabetes is intensified. Drugs such as metformin, liraglutide, canagliflizin, and pramlintide used in combination with Insulin can minimize wt gain. Read more...

Can blood sugar for type I diabetic (age43), onset 3 years ago, be controlled with minimum lantus (insulin glargine) and strict diet of protein, vegetable and fruit?

No. If you are truly a type 1 diabetic, then the main treatment for you is insulin. Avoiding Insulin in a type 1 is just going to make you sicker. Lifestyle changes can decrease the amount of Insulin needed to keep your blood sugar normal but you do need to consume adequate amount of calories. Read more...

I am type 1 diabetic since I was 8. Now I am 30. I am taking novo rapid and lantus (insulin glargine) 3 times a day. Got a proposal for insulin pen. How gud is it?

Good. The Insulin pen is simply a more convenient way to take insulin. You can get Lantus (insulin glargine) and NovoLog in a pen. You will be able to dial the dose of Insulin needed. You would use a pen needle with the pen to inject the insulin. Each pen holds 300 units of insulin, so it will typically last for weeks. You do not need to refrigerate the pen once you start using it. Read more...
Insulin pen. An Insulin pen is an excellent way to take your insulin. Please call your endocrinologist (e) and ask him if your need Lantus (insulin glargine) 3 times a day. Your novo rapid is taken before meals and is your bolus Insulin therapy. Lantus (insulin glargine) is basal Insulin therapy that is normally taken before bed time. The pen is fine, ask your e why you need Lantus (insulin glargine) 3 times a day. Is your hemoglobin a1c below 7? Read more...

Newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. Lantus (insulin glargine) nighttime insulin only. Sugar pre dinner 184. Post 311. Do I need to go to ER?

Diabetes. Do you have a sliding scale of regular insulin for coverage of high blood sugars? This is not a critical number, I would first contact the doctor who prescribed the lantus (insulin glargine) and ask for advice. If you can not reach them, then the ER may be prudent. Read more...

I have type 2 diabetes pills are giving my g.i. hard time doc advises lantus but why is levemir (insulin detemir) way cheaper? Which is more effective? Less gain weight

Both are similar. Lantus and levemir (insulin detemir) are equally effective in helping to control type 2 diabetes but levemir (insulin detemir) does not last as long and you might need to take it twice a day whereas Lantus can usually be taken daily. There may be modest weight gain with any insulin but it should not be different for the 2 insulins you are asking about. Read more...