I’m switching to Novolog from Humalog in my Omnipod. I tried this last year due to multiple skin issues, site issues, and stuck highs. Novolog was more effective for me for the month that I tried it…but its effectiveness spooked me a few times and I switched back to Humalog.
Many of my skin issues had resolved when I switched back to Humalog, to the extent that I thought it would meet my needs again.
Here I am again, switching back to Novolog. My goals are:
- Fewer site failures
- Fewer problems with tunneling
- Tighter control
- More consistent insulin effectiveness in repetitive situations
In the last few months, Humalog has been behaving like a sloppy drunk. Correction doses tend not to do what they used to do. Interestingly, when I inject either Humalog or Novolog, both result in what I believe are red erythemas. That has been going on for the last year now that I look at my notes. No one knows if this means I am allergic to something in the insulin, or if it’s something else. One CDE believes I may need to switch monthly between Humalog and Novolog if I am developing an allergy. I hope it doesn’t come to that. And I hope if it does come to that, that it will actually work.
I use Omnipod and Dexcom G5 for anyone new to FUD reading this. I have used Humalog for 13 years.