I thought it would be good to keep track of the different type 1 diabetes equipment I use. So here is my first post listing the Insulin which I use at the moment.


Insulin – Bolus (fast-acting insulin)

For Bolus, I use novorapid (my red pen). I’ve only had this pen for a few months now, it’s much better than the one I had before. This one keeps track of the last dose I had.


I usually have four novorapid injections each day, one with each meal (breakfast, lunch, evening meal and supper).



Insulin – Basal (background insulin)

For my Basal, I use levemir (my blue pen). Like my red pen, I’ve only had this pen for a few months now.

I have two levemir injections each day, one at 8am and the other at 8pm.


Because I’m still quite small, I can have a 4mm needle for my injections.

1 Comment on My type 1 diabetes – Insulin

  1. Ruth says:

    Hi John, I came across your blog whilst looking for a photo of a novopen! My daughter is 13 and has Type 1. Well done on your first blog, it’s very informative..

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