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    Rejection to insulin types
    MTI24 posted:
    Hello everyone, Has anyone experienced their bodies rejecting or the insuling that they are using not working any longer? Let me explain, My wife has been a T1 since age 10 or so and has gone thru every "make, model and year" of insuling ever made it seems like, she has tried the pump and that does not work. Now she is down to the last bottles they have on base, in fact the rest of the bottles are hers that they have in the pharmacy. They are not making this insuling any more. I have been trying to look online to find articles or anything that could help her, I came across Alpha Lipoic Acid and Low dose Naltrexone, but I do not think those are for T1's. If you have anything that could help I would appreciate it. Thanks
    MrsCora01 responded:
    Not sure what you mean by "rejecting" and the pump not working. Has she become insulin resistant? Are you looking for the pork insulin that is no longer available? Some folks have some allergies to some of the suspensions in the insulins and do well by switching brands.

    If she has become insulin resistant and requires more and more insulin, some T1s do well by having their doctors add an oral insulin sensitizer (a type 2 med).

    Sorry I can't be more help. Give us a few details. Thanks.

    dgarner11 responded:
    has she been tested for an allergy? I know of a few people who have allergies to the synthetic insulins and therefore their bodies also rejected them. they had some success with porcine insulin, but I think it may be hard to get.

    Have her talk to her endo?
    1life2livefor responded:
    I faced insulin resistance myself after 38 years of dealing very well with it,at my 35th year I had started to have the resistance along with some other comps. my doc had put me on levimir(insulin pen) it really has made a big differance in keeping under control. I had been taking beef insulin since the age of 5. hopefully she is an active type of person to help with the control of the diabetes.

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