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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Levemir Flexpen subQ.

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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
7/20/2012 11:04:50 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
The flex pen does not work properly. It takes many pushes of the button to inject a fairly large dose. The process is clumsy and somewhat painful

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
6/22/2012 2:02:57 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Have been on the levemir flexpen for around 6 mos. now. I take 65 units daily before dinner meal. I also take a fast acting novalog flexpen before each meal. With the levemir I started on 15 units and build up to the 65 now taking. My results have been relatively slow in coming, but now I generally stay under 150 average. I have not experienced any side effects so far. I do test 4 times a da ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
4/30/2012 11:53:05 PM

Reviewer: j7bgardner, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Been on Levemer for over 3 weeks. Started at 10 units, now up to 48. Numbers are awful >240-300. Very discouraging with numbers much higher than oral pills of Metformin, Glipizide, Januvia. Eyesight has deteriated greatly. Hopefully at 55+ units it will show signs of working.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
3/25/2012 1:31:46 PM

Reviewer: sherry, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
insurance would not cover my Lantus. This new stuff does not regulate my evening blood sugar. Feet and leg swelling. Will go back to Lantus, will fight insurance company.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
3/4/2012 7:40:50 PM

Reviewer: rich, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i have found that if you switch locations of your shot this med work real good i take 2 shots a day in the day time i inject in my stomch and at bed time i inject in my leg this has realy helped my blood suger count drop and stay real good and just a lil info you can inject 80 untis at one time after that you need to splet it up i inject 30 units in the day and 29 at bed time works real good

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