This video update covers my switch to Levemir, and its nifty pen. Scroll down for my charts comparing the two.
So I decided to switch to Levemir. My experience with Levemir mirrors that of this user in the UK, who finds “the duration of the Levemir is frustrating, as the amount taken in each of the two injections is not quite enough to get me through a twelve hour duration“. Further, I need to be cautious during its peak.
As you can see in the video, the NovoPen Echo is very cool. However my third pen has already failed once already, and I hope it’s the top display that’s wrong and not the one on the side. Novo has asked me to send in the pens to investigate.
If I can get a pen I can trust, I would like to pair the NovoPen Echo with the longer acting, flat profile Tresiba basal (not yet available in Australia).
Update: I have since changed basal insulin to Tresiba. Novo has sent two replacement pens, and I await the results of their investigation into the faults.