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All is fine and then several days latter I have bubbles in the pen. Following the instructions on how to get air out of the pen does not working. I have called the company twice with no real answer. Can anyone help?
Lantus seems to keep my sugar levels very high regardless of what dose I take . novolog for seems to react only if I take after eating. I had to try and see what work for me and then explain to my doctor how I got it to work.
Strange that your Dr should be resistant to putting you on fast acting insulins. Yes, find a new Dr. Let us know how you go.
all day long (24 hours). When you eat, you need the fast acting insulin like Novolog to act quickly to cover the meal. For some, Lantus and Levemir act the same. For me, Levemir seemed to work better in that it provided more consistency to my blood sugar levels. I like Levemir. I have switched to 2 shots per day (morning and night) instead of just taking the 1 shot at night, because the 1 shot at night may not cover the 24 hours.
I feel so sorry for my daughter that she can't have her usual foods or treats like our other children or her friends with being diabetic and I know this upsets her I don't know how she will be if she does end up with cealiac as the doctor said alot of her food will be restricted even further.?
Pills were tried but didn't work, so now he is on Novolog. (20 units before breakfast and 20 units before dinner). (Is this a high dose?) He has had a number of low readings, sometimes as low as 35. Normally he can feel it coming on and has juice or soda and he's fine. The problem is a couple of times it hit so fast that as he is getting something to drink he passes out. I am new too all this and it's very scary when it happens.
My son for example takes 1 unit of fast acting insulin (Novolog in his case) for each 15 grams of carbs he consumes. Theoretically, when you are carb-counting such as my son, you can eat as many carbs as you want as long as you "cover" them with insulin. One thing that was most helpful to us, especially at the beginning, was getting a Carb Counting book, one for fresh foods, packaged foods, etc. that you would purchase in the grocery store and then another one used for dining out.
Diabetes can affect several parts of the body including the rate of how fast your child grows. We had a time when our daughter was not growing at a proper rate. I was told that it was because of the diabetes. You just need to take a deep breath and relax, it sounds like our doctor is just making sure he has a base line tests for the future. .
Larry, Thanks for sharing that precaution. I'm using a pump but know lotsa folks who are Lantus users and I'm not certain they knew about the precaution either. (I passed along the Lantus.com website info to them) The folks I know who are using it, however, are very pleased with what they call "rock steady" basal coverage.
But I still will start experiencing sugar lows about 30 minutes into the workout. If I continue to work out for more than a half an hour, I have to take in over 30 grams of carbs to continue. I love working out, but I have gained weight due to taking in so many carbs. Here is an example of an activity I do - Ten mile hike, steep incline = I have to drink atleast 120 carbs. Help!!!!! I don't want to gain any more weight.
The meds for Type 2 will not work for Type 1; they may work initially for LADA, but you will eventually require insulin. Do you have any other type of autoimmune disease like Hypothyroidism? That would make you a higher risk for Type 1 or LADA. PLEASE insist to your doctor that you want to be tested.
If I didn't research my own illnesses and ask for my own tests - I'd be dx with the wrong things. It does make me upset. The diabetes just wasn't making any sense. My diet, weight, history etc. just didn't fit with type II and did fit with LADA - Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults. It means I may need insulin asap to keep from destroying all my B cells. Of course that means another uphill fight.
I've been reading about hypothyroidism online and I may have a few of the classic symptoms. Does slowing down your metabolism increase or decrease insulin needs or does it affect it at all?
I told my Primary Care, when she tried putting me back on this junk, that I am not an addict, nor am I a junkie and I don't shoot up. Why is it that you are on a med that does work...like metformin and then some idiot doctor takes you off of it and tries to make you a junkie by giving you some needle. The excuse for taking away the metformin, is that if they leave you on it, they are committing medical malpractice.
I would not be changing your humalog dose at this time. however, you do need to work out how to do a correction of high blood sugars using humalog. For me, 1 unit of humalog will drop my blood sugar by 2.2 points. So if I am say 9 and wanted to be 7 I would take 1 unit of humalog. btw the coversion between numbers is 18. Hope this helps. Strongly recommend the book "think like a pancreas". See if you can get it from your library or find it in a bookshop.
Some people preference for taking medication varies throuh out the day. I am currently back to taking sylimn, which does not work as well as the victoza. Victoza is a great medication for helping a type 2 diabetic to control their appetite and to lose weight. I want to thank you all for being so open and honest with your responses. I am willing to give it a try based on all the wonderful experiences you all have shared with me.
Just wondering how the blood work test came out for Kimmie. I called Doc today and he wants me to take another HPT in the a.m. on Tuesday and then come in if it's still neg. I bought the 2 pack and took another right away, and of course it's still neg. Still no AF.
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