Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Symlin, Day 1
I finally started taking the Symlin with my meals today. I took the recommended dose (2.5 U) and reduced my mealtime Humalog boluses to 50% of normal. The net result after breakfast and lunch was that my BG's rose to a level that was corrected with almost precisely the other 50% of my insulin dose. I didn't feel any nausea or other side effects; essentially, the Symlin appeared to have no effect whatsoever. The dose is small since they recommend building up gradually to reduce the likelihood of experiencing unpleasant side effects. So I will try to be patient.