Since I started at the new clinic, they have been really keen to get me off Levemir and onto Toujeo, apparently they are seeing overall better results with it. I suspect that the pharma company sales reps also have a hand in painting a glowing picture of it, but even if that's the case the only way to know for sure what it does for ME is to try, right?
I admit that, given my tribulations with Lantus in years past, I was reluctant to try what is technically just a reformulation of the same...but I also had a good think about it. I feel like this new team I have is really on my side, and while on the one hand I still do really think that the solution to most of my diabetes-related problems is to eat less carbs than I am currently eating, fact is that I have had the best intentions for years to eat less and it hasn't happened. I am here, now, eating that many carbs, so maybe even though less carbs is "the solution" it's not the solution for ME, at least not at this stage in my life doing a PhD and all. Me refusing to try anything else so long as I haven't got the carbs down is just a case of letting the perfect get in the way of the good, no? And what good is having a team that's truly on my side this time, if I refuse everything they suggest?
So I told them my reservations and they've given me a few pens to start with so I can see on a trial basis how I get on, so if it doesn't work out in the first couple of weeks/months I just go back to refilling my Levemir as normal. Meantime I have a repeat prescription on hand for the Toujeo if all goes well and I want to continue with it. And if it's a total disaster further down the line I don't think they'll be very obstructionist about letting me move to something else. I'll be starting tonight on a very conservative 22u but they have given me free reign to increase it until either my FBG hits 7.0 or I reach 45u. I also have phone numbers and emails to stay in touch between appointments if I need anything. Fingers crossed I see all these glorious improvements they've been trying to sell me on!