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  1. Anne
    Anne April 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm | | Reply

    Levemir was just changed to Class B: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/243683.php

    I see a lot of women with gestational diabetes being put on NPH. WHY OH WHY?!?!?!?!?! I also heard that metformin is class C so the fact that NPH is B doesn’t seem like a valid reason. I can’t believe they still make NPH let alone prescribe it.

  2. Karmel
    Karmel April 16, 2012 at 10:18 pm | | Reply

    Apparently, many doctors strongly discourage the use of Lantus (insulin glargine) during pregnancy, on account of relatively high antibody production. Dr. Lois Jovanovic (she literally wrote the book on pregnancy and diabetes: http://www.amazon.com/Management-Pregnancy-Complicated-Diabetes-ebook/dp/B005CVTVDY ) said she would _never_ keep a woman on Lantus during pregnancy. Levemir seems to be okay though. I wrote about this more here: http://asweetlife.org/a-sweet-life-staff/featured/using-insulin-in-pregnancy-fda-approves-levemir/26310/

    In short, not all insulins are created equal :)

  3. Jessica Apple
    Jessica Apple April 18, 2012 at 6:57 am | | Reply

    “And, although I’m sure it happened at least once in history, I don’t know of any doctor that has moved a PWD from newer insulin to older insulin because of the theoretical improved safety between the two categories…”

    Wil, I think Karmel makes a very strong point. Lantus is not considered safe during pregnancy. I learned this from my own endo when I was pregnant. I am sure many doctors have been and still are moving pregnant PWDs from Lantus to an older insulin. I used NPH. I’m glad Levemir is an option now.

  4. Micahel Covell
    Micahel Covell April 25, 2012 at 11:57 am | | Reply

    I had to quit Victoza due to the constipation side effect (2 vomiting-induced ER visits). It has been extremely difficult to curb the appetite since.

    My weight has stayed the same due to being able to start a vigorous walking program while on the V. The weight loss from the few months I was on it allowed me to walk more than I had been physically able to. (over 30lbs dropped, from 295 to 265)

    It was soooo close to being a miracle drug for me; but I am glad that it has given me the opportunity to kick-start a healthier me.

  5. Janey
    Janey April 8, 2014 at 3:50 pm | | Reply

    The guy, Michael, I have a thought- maybe the NEEDING TO- and it Finally did_ I’ve had some 5 pounders, it felt like, that’s just the sugar!

    Also, I would like to say that my girl things have me wondering if insulin is more like estrogen or progesterone!

    Anyway, what’s with the bloaty feeling and the sour stomach? I’ve made people faint from my wind!

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