Insulin Degludec (brand name Tresiba) is a very long lasting basal insulin which is designed to give you a flatter basal profile. It is taken daily, but it’s effects can last three days, so you don’t get any 'gaps' when it is running down. Levemir often needs to be injected twice a day to cover the whole 24 hour period, but because it lasts less than 24 hours, if you have a varied lifestyle and need to keep changing your basal doses to fit in with periods of extra exercise, for example, it can be a more flexible choice.I used to take novorid bolus and levermir basal insulin but my consultant changed it to novorapid and dedludec bolus insulin.do anyone have a reason why. Thank-you
Absolutely!It's disappointing (and wrong, and rather strange) for changes to be inflicted without a bit of discussion. I've always discussed treatment options with my GP (or DSN), or rather they've always discussed them with me (I don't remember ever having to start such a discussion). It seems odd to me that some patients here report a different experience; I'm sure that's not how diabetes care is supposed to happen (given that it's obviously something that we're responsible for almost all of the time).