One of the things discussed at my appointment last Friday was Symlin.
We both noticed that I definitely have some big spikes (today would have been a fabulous example – how can you bolus, eat yogurt and end up at 215 an hour later???) (was down awhile later…). She spotted my pancakes on the printout within seconds. I’ve had pancakes 3 times in the last six years. They’re yummy. I love eating them but the rest of the day pretty much sucks, so I don’t have pancakes.
So we talked about Symlin. Not to take on a regular basis, just at those times when wanted/needed.
I spent my weekend reading – several DOC’ers have written about it and all of it is interesting. It makes sense, along with being slightly frightening. It is another HUGE learning curve for me.
It – Symlin – is in a pen now so no syringes/vials, which is good because, I’ve never, ever used a syringe.
It is expensive. Luckily, it’s covered by my insurance, at the highest co-pay, but covered.
I don’t “low-carb” intentionally but, other than dinner, anything else is not “high-carb.”
Any advice, hints, whatever will be very appreciated.
Our local drugstore had to order the Symlin. It got there today and I will pick it up tomorrow.
I really, really would like to hear from anyone who is using it or has used it. Please??