I learned about Tresiba during the winter of 2015/2016, and I was pretty excited about it. Because of my hoarder’s supply of my former long-acting insulin, I waited until August to switch. It’s been about 5 months since I made the change. I have to say- I’M OBSESSED!
Disclaimer time! Please remember I am not any type of medical professional, research, “expert,” etc. Consult with your doctor before making any major changes and about the health/science background. I have not been asked or paid to write this blog by any company or group- I just wanted to share my experience.
It’s so great for pump vacations and utilizing POLI (Pumper on Long Acting Insulin). My endocrinologist mentioned this when I brought up wanting to try it. I even started taking a little less when I switched, and the pump vacation didn’t seem nearly as painful trying to figure it all out like previous ones.
Even though, my insurance doesn’t technically cover it, it’s still only a little bit more than the other long-acting insulin’s- and you know what…. WORTH IT!
Now, I’m not one for all of the science related terms- so I’d look up that information/talk to your doctor.
Why am I ESPECIALLY glad I switched to Tresiba?
I forget. I make mistakes. Part of life, we all forget, and we all make mistakes- am I right?
But then there’s the whole ADHD side of things for me! I take all of my meds in the AM- so when I wake up in the morning, I haven’t had my adderall yet… or coffee… or time to wake up. ALL OF THE THINGS! And sometimes… I forget. Sometimes for a few hours and sometimes all together. Luckily, I still have my pump, so I can add an increased temp basal for 24 hours. But if I happen to remember a few hours later, it’s because my BG started going up or by the time I remember… it’s kind of too late to take it.
Not the case for Tresiba! I might forget for an entire day and be okay! Maybe I sleep in or forget until I get to the office (I carry it in my purse, just in case). I can basically take it whenever and be okay Also, I don’t have to worry too much about stacking! (There’s something about needing to have 8 hours between doses and such- but… look that up/talk with your doctor please!)
But it’s just nice to know that the insulin I’m injecting into my body is “recognizing” that I’m human. I make mistakes. I forget.
Because there’s room for human error, I don’t worry about the impact this is having on my body and my anxiety doesn’t go through the roof because I forgot. It gives me security.
It really is one of my new favorite things! I struggle with changing things if they’ve been working. Why change something that isn’t broken, right? I’ll hold onto things for dear life unless I don’t have a choice or my gut won’t shut up about giving something a shot. (Usually my gut is right).
We’ll I’ve learned just how great it can be to switch things up! (With the input of my doctor of course- well kind of- remember I’m not a HCP so please consult with your doctor). I’ve learned from switching to the T:Slim back in the winter of 2014 and POLI many years ago. and now- Tresiba!
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I really could scream my love for Tresiba from the rooftops!
I love it when something works well. It’s nice when you don’t have to keep guessing and checking like other parts of management. This is also why- yes- I would LOVE for a cure to come along, but I really appreciate the things that enter my life in the meantime so I can live life to the fullest. I’ve got a life to live and not just wait for a possible cure.
You can also learn from other people’s experiences on the web/DOC as well! For example- Ginger talks about Tresiba and PregnancyGinger talks about Tresiba and Pregnancy! Yay for alllllll of the experiences!)
You’ll still find me randomly tweeting about one of my new favorite management tools and getting excited to talk about others who are trying it too.
Reposted on Diabetes Daily February 2017
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6 thoughts on “One of My New Loves- Tresiba!”
I’ve heard really great things about Tresiba from everyone I know who has tried it. Lantus never worked that well for me, which is the main reason I started pumping. But if I ever need to take a pump break, I will definitely give Tresiba a try!!
I had never heard of this until your blog post! After I read this I did some googling and wow, it does seem to work well for a lot of people. I split my Lantus dose, and have been doing that for almost two years but I still struggle with remembering to take the 11am dose (I am always at work and busy right then) so I live with a permanent phone alarm for that shot. And I struggle with dawn phenomenon most mornings, so this might be amazing for me. Definitely going to talk to my endo about this at my next appointment, thanks Mindy!
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