We changed Nate's insulin to Apidra from Novolog and I am LOVING it!
When we were doing our trial on DexCom we discovered that Nate's bg would drop too low during his meals because I was bolusing him too early. The reason that I would bolus early was to try and avoid such a large spike in Nate's bg after a meal.
In comes the Apidra! Wow! We have been using Apidra for about 2 weeks and we love it. It works fast, Nate has been having great numbers and we no longer have to bolus 15-20 minutes before a meal. We bolus Nate right before he eats and we still have great numbers.
At our endo office --- 90% of patients on the OmniPod use Apidra. That is a pretty big percentage. I had asked to switch from Humalog to Apidra when we started pumping but was turned down. I forced the issue and insisted that we at least be able to switch to Novolog because I had read a study that indicated the higher levels of zinc in the Humalog caused occlusions in the OmniPod (I can't remember if it was just OmniPod or all pumps). Anyway - - - I am so glad we are finally pumping with Apidra. It really seems to be working well for Nate and really isn't that what it's all about??