I have now been using Fiasp for a few weeks so I thought it might be time to have a little look at how it’s been going. I jumped on the bandwagon after seeing multiple ppl posting about it on good old Instagram. I was intrigued by the claims that it works faster than Novorapid as I was getting a little frustrated by Novorapid and it’s sluggish nature. I’m not known for my patience and having to wait to eat after blousing was making me angry!
So I ordered this new magic insulin and filled up my pump with excitement before going about my usual routine. Now, it wasn’t necessarily the absolute magic formula I was somehow expecting HOWEVER it is most definitely a step in the right direction. See below the points I have noticed…
1. It most definitely does work faster than novorapid. I watched the arrow change on my dexcom from straight to downwards in less than 5 minutes of bolussing.
2. My insulin requirements seem to have decreased. I spent the first few days on the more hypo side of things and subsequently have reduced my basal rate. This is an unexpected win as I hadn’t heard anyone else make any claims of this.
3. I feel like my body is more responsive to Fiasp. This may well be complete rubbish and purely psychological however, I just feel like it is working a lot more effectively. I used to have days where I was administering Novorapid like it was water and it seemed to be having no discernible affect on my sugars. So far I haven’t noticed this with Fiasp.
So…it’s still early days but so far so good I would say! As my consultant so very eloquently put when I saw her last week, it’s good but it’s no miracle, just a step in the right direction. I’m happy with that, as long as we are moving forward all is goooood!