Category Archives: Insulin

AskNadia: Substituting Lantus Insulin for Levemir Insulin

Dear Nadia,

I would like to know, if I normally use Levemir pen insulin, and I run out before my health insurance kicks in, can I use Lantus insulin until I can get coverage for my Levemir ?

Rita U

Diabetes Health Type 1: The Knock Out Boxer

My diabetic educator fired up a video of professional athletes enjoying their chosen sport. A cyclist whizzed down mountainous trails in California with an insulin pump mounted on his hip. A swimmer dove into a pool and came up just …

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: I Hear You, But I’m Not You

I’ve had type 1 diabetes for nearly 14 years. I have fallen off the wagon a few times, battled diabulimia, survived numerous insulin shock comas and ketoacidosis episodes, and …

AskNadia: Why High Altitudes Will Give You High Blood Sugars

Dear Nadia:

Why do my BG’s run high when I hike in higher altitudes?

RU

Dear RU:

When you exercise in elevations your body is accustomed to, chances are you have a good idea of how your blood sugar will …