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I feel I am on a huge dose for my sliding scale, which still barely seems to keep up. I am on Lantus 40 units, twice a day. Humalog sliding scale, starting at 20 units. For every 50 mg/dl over 150, 2 more units. In a typical day, Between 20-28 units multiple times a day. A1c=7.7 currently. Is Humalog maybe not the right choice if I need such high dosing?
per carbs, per starches, per snack, etc Most endocrinologists will put a diabetic patient who uses insulin on a sliding scale of insulin, depending on what the blood glucose is when you test before a meal. What did your doctor tell you?
you listed. I go to a sliding scale clininc in my area most of it is done by volen. and a lot of there meds samples and med equem. is given to them. Anyway I looked on the box that the glucose meter came in and the exper. date is 12/2009. I wonder if that could mean the numbers are off because like I said before I almost pass out when I hit 70. With the information you gave me it makes alot more sence. I have never had a A1c test. I plan to ask my doc to give me one when i go back on monday.
I would also ask for a sliding scale of how to adjust your dosages to keep your blood sugars in line.
Two hour PC (Postprandial glucose test) where they make you fast for 8 hours, take a blood sample to get your glucose reading, and then you eat a meal and then they test your blood-sugar again (another blood sample). You have to do insulin or your sugar goes through the roof. Beats me....
Yes, with the fast-acting insulins such as Novolog and Humalog, blood sugar levels can drop very quickly if the match between the carbohydrates that the person eats and the insulin dose are not perfect.
Last month, I am a diabetic and was diagnosed with HSP. I now taking very high doses of predisone 60mg bid. This dosage has been reduced to 50mg bit. I am finely down to 40mg bid. I am very concerned about damage to my week kidneys due to the very high blood glucose levels > 400 at times. I have been controlling it with a sliding scale using Humalog Quick Pen. How fast does the ill-reversable damage set in? My medicine has been change from enailapril to coreg. Biopsity shows nothing.
00 p.m. and take as many units as the sliding scale calls for. What could be causing this? I have Fibromyalgia and do have a little pain in spite of the Lyrica I am taking. I do not feel very well at dinnertime and I am quite upset about having such a high reading without eating anything. Thank you for any help or advice you may have.
00 p.m. and take as many units as the sliding scale calls for. What could be causing this? I have Fibromyalgia and do have a little pain in spite of the Lyrica I am taking. I do not feel very well at dinnertime and I am quite upset about having such a high reading without eating anything. Thank you for any help or advice you may have.
My husband is on a sliding scale for Humolog and 44units of Lantus at bedtime.His blood sugar at 9pm was 155 I gave him the Lantus as ordered.At 2am he was shaky,sweaty,and weak.was the Lantus dose to much for his blood sugar level?I should mention he ate supper late 7pm.I'm wondering if I gave it to close to thr humolog dose before supper.
Most doctor's prescribe a long acting insulin (such as Lantus) to be taken daily and then also a shorter acting insulin to be used on a sliding scale. The person tests their blood sugar before each meal and at bed time and compares the result to the scale prescribed by the doctor and inject the appropriate amount of insulin (if indicated). It is a good idea to record these levels in a journal so it can be shared with the doctor.
I sincerely hope you've taken her to a doctor at the very least, if not the ER. Being diabetic and vomiting can make controlling Blood Glucose difficult. Many people have a sliding scale for insulin if they're taking injections. The loss of fluid and nutrition can throw everything out of whack. Medical intervention may be the only thing that brings her BG levels back under control. Please let us know if she's okay. thanks.
I have type II diabetes and my blood sugar levels are still not good. I have a sliding scale I'm using, but I am still consuming alot of insulin. I am also on Glucophage (2 1000 mg per day). Will this product Mulberry Zuccarin help stabalize my sugar levels?
Yes, if his glucose levels go high (they probably will do this, seeing as how the dose he is on is so small compared to his usual dose), his doctor can give you a sliding scale of quick-acting insulin to lower his glucose back to normal. So he will probably be taking much more of the quick-acting than normal to compensate, but will probably be just fine as long as he tests often.
Most endocrinologists will put a diabetic patient who uses insulin on a sliding scale of insulin, depending on what the blood glucose is when you test before a meal. The ideal is of course for glucose levels to be in the "normal" before meal range of between something like 70-126 (different doctors use slightly different numbers, but this is pretty typical). But we can't always have the ideal numbers -- if we DID, we wouldn't be diabetic!
Any steroid will increase your blood sugars. Cortisone, a steroid is known to increase glucose levels even in those that are not diabetics. Are you on a sliding scale insulin? If so than you know how to adjust the dosage to accommodate for high glucose readings. If your levels are still high you need to contact a physician immediately. Any BS over 200 that does not respond to the protocol established by your physician requires immediate medical attention.
There are times when I check my urine for ketones when my blood glucose is particularly high. For example, this morning before I had eaten a bite, my blood sugar was 406. I checked my urine for ketones at that time and it showed moderate to high amounts of ketones in my urine. This afternoon after I ate, my blood sugar was 521 and I checked for ketones again. On the second check, it was negative to a trace. Does anyone have any ideas what could cause this to happen?
One must maintain normal body weight, exercise 30 minutes daily, control your cholesterol and triglycerides and blood pressure. Walking is very good, not strenuous and does help to lower glucose levels. Don't overdue it at first and try to gradually build up the pace as if you're late to catching an airline flight. Post back to this thread if you have further questions.
I am being treated by a rheumatologist with prednisone 50mg daily, protonix 40mg daily, metoprolol 25mg qd, vit D 3xweek, bactrim ss qd, lantus qd, and sliding scale regular insulin. I have severe fatique, abdominal bloating upon any exercise/anxiety, my fasting blood glucose ranges from 170 to 425 and even on meds have borderline hypertension. I have also gained 60 lbs in 6 months.I feel my condition is getting worse instead of better. What suggestions do you have for changes in treatment ?
We got him to the doctors office and he seemed to stabilize and the doctor called his endo who only adjusted his sliding scale for breakfast and sent him home. We are now terrified of low blood sugars and it felt like the doctor didn't care too much, he is the only pediatric endo in the area and we don't know what to do, any suggestions?
Okay I'm 19 been diabetic since I was 4 and and I have gained 15-20 pounds with my new insulin regimen started about 6 months ago.I take humalog on sliding scale 1 unit per 10 carbs and I take it every time I eat and I also take 50 units of lantus at bed time.So my question is can this be causing my weight gain? I think the lantus initially caused me to gain about 20lbs. to begin with 6yrs. ago and I'm now over weight.I'm on my feet constantly at work 9 hrs.
Last month, I am a diabetic and was diagnosed with HSP. I now taking very high doses of predisone 60mg bid. This dosage has been reduced to 50mg bit. I am finely down to 40mg bid. I am very concerned about damage to my week kidneys due to the very high blood glucose levels > 400 at times. I have been controlling it with a sliding scale using Humalog Quick Pen. How fast does the ill-reversable damage set in? My medicine has been change from enailapril to coreg. Biopsity shows nothing.
Last month, I am a diabetic and was diagnosed with HSP. I now taking very high doses of predisone 60mg bid. This dosage has been reduced to 50mg bit. I am finely down to 40mg bid. I am very concerned about damage to my week kidneys due to the very high blood glucose levels > 400 at times. I have been controlling it with a sliding scale using Humalog Quick Pen. How fast does the ill-reversable damage set in? My medicine has been change from enailapril to coreg. Biopsity shows nothing.
Are there any low cost clinics in your area? Some offer a sliding scale depending on your income. Also, some bloodwork, cholesterol, bp, glucose testing is offered free at drug stores and health fairs. Perhaps Social Services or a church group such as Salvation Army can offer some help. Good luck to you.
It won't melt, it keeps longer and it contains an exact amount of glucose. So it should help you raise your blood sugar quickly (glucose doesn't need to get broken down - so the only wait is for absorption which is fast) and reliably (sometimes things don't get fully broken down, such as sucrose if you use acarbose, and also, having an exact amount means you should have a much better idea of how much to take to move your sugar up by the right amount).
With the Diabetes Tracker, members with Type 1 Diabetes (juvenile), Type 2 Diabetes (adult-onset) and gestational diabetes can track glucose or blood sugar levels at regular intervals, the units of insulin taken, carbs consumed, and results of the A1c test. You can store your glucose readings for Before/After Breakfast, Before/After Lunch, Before/After Dinner, Before/After Exercise or Activity, and Before Bedtime.
Turns out, he knows what a sliding scale is! LOL! He is much further advanced in his diabetes so I can't use his scale but I can get an idea until I get a good doc! Thanks again! I will check out those links... Good luck to you! It sounds like you have been a diabetic at least from the age of my son if you are type1.
Sounds to me like you weren't properly Trained on all the phases of Treating your Diabetes with your Insulin/Pump etc...starting with Carb Counting vs Sliding scale to having a Sliding scale for taking a Correction Bolus to get them down to Properly, not even being Told you have to test every couple of Hours...to Figuring out what your Basil rates should be.. ( if On MDI, probably s/b splitting the does every 12 hrs) and if on Pump,will have several different basil rates thru out 24 hrs...
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