I’ve been on insulin pump therapy for about 10 years or so. I love it.
My endo suggested for me to try Tresiba, as it’s a new ultralong basal insulin, with flexible dosing schedule, etc. etc. etc.
So I tried it. She suggested I start at 18 units/day. I didn’t want to push it TOO hard too fast (rather not spend all day caring for lows). So I tried 12 units to start.
Days 1-3, 220-240 basal baseline. Hours of fasting to prove this.
Days 4-5 190-230 baseline (upped to 14 units Day 5).
Day 5 I injected my last dose of Tresiba and it BURNED like a mother… not sure, maybe went around/in a capillary or something…
Day 6+ dropped Tresiba and went back to pumping.
Got off my pump for a week, felt really awesome
- Needle sticks suck (especially low dose Tresiba, every 2 hours a new injection of Humalog)
- It seemed to DULL Humalog in my body?
TDD on pump: 20 units/day
TDD on 12 units Tresiba: 24 units/day (12 Tres. 12 H.) and STILL lowest BG only 170?
(very confusing as my TDD BASAL on my pump is 16 units/day… weird)
- I would have to be upwards of 30 units or more to achieve really nice numbers.
- Left big blotches of red swellings on my Tresiba injection sites (only pump problem is insertion scaring that usually goes away within a few days of taking the site out)
For now… I am on the Animas Vibe, taking ~20 units/day and maintaining 120 bg avg. I’ll take that for now. Moving onto UHC’s pigeon-holed, dictator-ed Medtronic pump soon (Animas just fell out of warranty (RIP ))
Going to get the 630g… I heard Auto mode in 670g is a f**king nightmare.