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Take 10 units of Humalog before meals and 55units of Lantus before bed. What is the sliding scale when sick. Have sinus infection and bad cough.
Greetings! I am on a sliding scale of HUMALOG. In the evening should I take my Lantus injection? Or in the morning?
I'm 40, Type 1, diagnosed 1990, one Lantus shot per day, Humalog for meals, with sliding scale adjustment for high (which I have to use EVERY DAY). Last A1C was 8.5, which was the best in about 3 years. Blood sugars very bad, lows in 20-25 range, highs up to 500-600. See nurse practitioner at endocrinologist's office. She doesn't know how to help me, so is passing me off to a diabetes center. I feel like I need to adjust my own insulin, because I'm not getting a lot of help.
My husband is on a sliding scale for humolog .He does his blood sugar before meals.If he eats supper at 7pm and goes to bed at ten thirty can he still get the 44 units of lantus?
I went to a diabetes education class that teaches about the sliding scale and how to take your Humalog. However, my doc gave me a formula to use to counteract high blood sugars when not enough insulin has been taken. It's (bloodsugar) - 100 divided by 40. So, if your blood sugar is 300 you would subtract 100 to get 200. Divide that by 40 to get 5 units of Humalog. I also have a scale for when I eat. It's for every 15 grams of carbs I take 2 units of Humalog.
my fathers blood sugar is 224 how many units of levemir flexpen do i give him his Dr put him on a sliding scale. i dont know what the dosage is ???? i give him humalog the scale is 200 to 250/ 5 units and so on. Is there a guideline of units for levemir ?
No I have not had that experience with Humalog-in fact it works very well for me. I use a sliding scale of Humalog at mealtimes and I use 14 units of Lantis each evening. Lantis is a 24 cylce insulin or a long acting insulin where Humalog is short term or short acting insulin. But this just shows you that different people have different needs. Before I used Lantis I used to use NPH-which is a shorter long acting inuslin-more like 8 hours. Have you tried giving your Novolin before you eat?
I give myself about 21 units of insulin per day--13 units of Lantus and a sliding scale of Humalog between 6-10 units--depending on how many carbohydrates I have eaten--So, it takes me about 2-3 months to use a bottle of Humalog and the Lantus would take longer, but I must open a new bottle every month for consistency issues. Does that help?
Depends on how you use your insullin. My doctor gave me an insulin to carbohydrate ratio to use. I use 1 unit of insulin to every 12 grams of carbs I eat. The less carbs I eat, the less insulin I use. I have a very physical job for four hours a day and I don't even need my Humalog when I eat lunch. My pen generally lasts me the whole month. My Humalog is only good for 28 - 30 days.
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.
It just doesn't make much sense why the NPH isn't working anymore. She's on a sliding scale for Humalog and she gives a shot of 40 units of NPH in the morning.
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.
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.
Currently, I take 15 units of Lantus, and Humalog on a sliding scale. I am a vegetarian, mostly vegan, and eat a diet based on a large amount of fruits and vegetables and hardly any refined foods (maybe whole grains 2 or 3 times a week, no refined sugars, etc.) I have always been physically active, but recently lost a lot of weight (I was out of the country and didn't have food), which seemed to make me more insulin-sensitive.
What is going on can any one explain any of this I do know she was on a blood thinner cant remember which one they did blood tests every two weeks to adjust it she takes humalog and novalin 3 time a day is on sliding scale for one.
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.
Carb ratio. You can get the book Using Insulin by John Walsh which explains this. Or if you want a website with thousands of other type 1's you can talk with, send me a PM.
Heck, I was even using NPH instead of Lantus because I could never get Lantus to work right for me. Even so, my two NPH shots plus sliding-scale Humalog worked very well. And I work out (aerobic and weight lifting) religiously. The tight control changed as my metabolism changed in my early 30s. I'm 32 now and things just went a little whacky, for lack of a better word. I tried (like hell) to get things back under control, but I just couldn't do it.
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!
C ratios. Your diet sounds a bit high carb to me. Most Type 1's can't eat cereal and a sandwich and apple is a lot of carbs. What are your blood sugars like? My suggestion to lose weight (and get better blood sugars) is to lower your carb intake and match your insulin to the lowered carbs. Eggs are better for breakfast and for lunch I would suggest skipping the apple if you are having a sandwich. Also check into low carb breads and tortillas.
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.
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.
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.
i was constantly urinating and they tried pills first but went to humalog and lantus on a sliding scale..I've had been taking 20units 3 times a day for last 11 years. started losing alot of weight on my own and went down to 10 units twice a day and then last 2 months i've only taken 2 injections of 10 units and I dont feel bad at all.
I take 35 units of Lantus and I'm on a sliding scale of Humalog (I take anywhere from 3 to 10 units of Humalog). I just got back from lunch (I ate about an hour ago) and when I checked my blood sugar it was 310. It has gotten to where 250 - 300 is more the normal than before when it was about 80 - 120. My last A1C was 6.5 and I know that is within the normal range but before my surgery, it was more like 5.7.
just found out my son has type 1, he was in the hospital for a week with out of control bs levels of over 500. he works on a sliding scale and carb count for his insulin and gets 15 mg of lantus everynight. i am still having alot of trouble with his high bs at night. i have that stupid fear of giving him to much insulin and then he gets lantus. i guess the ?
I have been on a sliding scale for 13 years now and understand my I/C ratio very well. Currently I require 1 unit of humalog for every 2.5 carbs ingested and 1 unit for every 3 digits on the rebound. The 447 level was reached approximately 2 hrs. after the meal at which time the incorrect amount of injected humalog should have been peaking along with glucose. At any rate these issues do happen occasionally and I do not expect my employer to control my diabetes.
I now check my BS no less than 4 times a day and I am on the same dose of insulin that I have been on before I checked my BS, only I do a sliding scale now. I guess I was doing something right. The main reason I check my BS is because of the LOWS. I am scared to death that I will go low and no one will be there to help me.
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