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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Day Apidra Died


It was the wee hours of Day 5.

Our Novolog sites easily made it 3-5 days, and I wanted to see if Apidra held up as long.

Apparently not.

Note to self:  Change Apidra sites on Day 3-4.

Period.

So there you have it.

The day we started.
The experience.
The end.


More on our APIDRA experience...
The day we started.
The experience.
The trial end.
The 6 week review.
The verdict.

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8 comments:

  1. That is pretty cool, though - you can see exactly where it stopped working! CRazy. :)

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  2. We just tried Apidra for a couple of weeks and had the same experience. It would give out, sometimes in less than 3 days, so we had middle of the night set changes. Not fun! I hoped Apidra would make life easier, but it felt like the opposite. Since going back to Novolog, our daughter's BGs seem calmer. (Our T1D daughter is 8 and has celiac too, so I doubly like your blog!) Good luck!

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  3. Hey, sorry about the high, but at least now you know what works for her. Hope she's come back down within range :0)

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  4. Yes, this is what happens. Apidra is only guaranteed -- if that is the right word -- to work in the pump for two days, not three. She will often have a normal BS at 3am and then be 300 at 6am Day 2.5 but usually will easily go 3 days. So we sometimes do get caught unawares. She would be very unhappy changing sites every two days, Since the sites last 75 percent of the time for three days, I leave site changes to three days. I would not attempt to wait for 4 days; I think the site would usually fail at that point. Apidra is still worth it, though. But they can go really high, really fast.

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  5. I've been keeping up with all your updates on your apidra experiment. Very informative...thanks for sharing! Hope she continues on a good trend with it!

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  6. Wow! You are brave to venture into day 5 territory! Knowledge is power though! Glad you got some answers. :)

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  7. you crack me up - and now you know, right ?!

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