Units for blood glucose

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Avatar n tn To determine your optimal doses of basal and bolus insulins you need to do basal and bolus testing to determine rates of each. You can easily find instruction for this online or ask your diabetes educator. There is no fixed ratio. The idea is that with basal and no eating your blood glucose should be on target and stable without highs or lows. The bolus covers food and may be used for correction doses if needed.
Avatar m tn I am a little concerned over the elevated fasting glucose level, have they drawn an A1C? This will tell what the sugars have been doing for the last 3 months. As to the rest of the test, being I am not an RN or Lab tech, I really can not interpret the numbers.
Avatar f tn Friday , Milo refused to walk far, started to notice weakness to his back legs. Went back for another session of Fluid Therapy at 30 ml per hour. Glucose less than 160, no insulin given. Back legs still weak, and still refusing to eat but able to consume almost 60 cc of shakes and 30 cc of smoothies using syringes to feed. Saturday morning, he just want to sleep, checked his sugar, 644 and vet gave 2 units. Fluid therapy for 5 hours.
Avatar m tn 0, specific gravity 1.025,250 of glucose, which makes no sense with normal serum glucose and negative for ketones, blood, nitrite and leukocyte esterase. Urine hCG was negative as well" I just dont understand. Its looking like i have more than one thing working against me.
384863 tn?1224749755 I noticed that with in 3 months I gained 10 Kgs.My blood sugar is still not under control. I take 24 units in the morning before breakfast and 25 before dinner. Please advise.
Avatar n tn D. They will set up a program that is perfect for you. You need to know the glucose levels when you go to bed to determine what adjustment is due in the morning, if any. Glucose levels before breakfast, under some protocols, adjustments are determine by the dose of Lantus before bedtime, for example.
Avatar n tn Three hours before I run, I reduce my basal rate to .15 units/hour, and my blood glucose levels are usually the EXACT same when I am finished. My blood sugar is not high before starting either. It seems like the three hour mark is right when my BG starts to go up, but by starting my run at that time, it doesn't have time to go up very much. Having the pump connected to you can be a pain in the neck ,but they are totally worth it...seriously..especially for runners.
1666903 tn?1383332156 Started Lamictal a little over a month ago an gradually increased dose, on 100 mg now and my glucose is unquestionably elevated above 175, I am going in for a blood test to confirm this and ask my doc what to do about it. Both drugs are helping with my bipolar.
Avatar f tn Page 1 of 269 for: I'm taking 32-40 units of lantus a day. My A1C is 6.7. Why would I be given a pill instead of short acting insulin if the lantus has proven to work so well? ive tried numerous pills for diabetes over the past 20 years. Efficacy never enough- so we tried lantus.
Avatar m tn I was able to find this on the warnings- "Sinemet may cause the results of some tests for urine glucose or urine ketones to be wrong. Ask your doctor before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetes medicine."-- but nothing about it causing levels to actually be effected. Regardless- it's important to be in touch with your doctor about the changes you have seen since starting to take the medication. It's certainly something that you don't want to over look!
1111143 tn?1259092353 She is practicing on you instead of getting to the root cause of your high morning glucose [blood sugar]. I dislike doctors who will not take the time to diagnose a problem instead take the antiquated road of here take this pill and come back in two weeks. To inject 45 units and still have dangerously high morning levels over 300 indicates something in your Endocrine System is misfiring - pituitary gland, thyroid, pancreas, adrenal glands, immune system.
Avatar n tn Over a period of about 6 weeks I stopped taking the short-acting insulin at meals and since then I have been reducing the long acting--at present I am taking 34 units--but the low morning readings continue. I have to take meds (for another condition) at midnight so I usually take a glucose reading at that time and those readings are also trending low. Eating a carbish snack at that time seems to exacerbate the low, driving it even lower.
Avatar n tn Exercise also helps lower blood sugar. Muscles need glucose in order to function, and the two things which deliver that glucose are insulin and adrenaline, and adrenaline is released during exercise. As for sleeping late, that shouldn't have any direct effect on blood sugars. Getting a good night's sleep can make you feel better overall, though, and that positive influence can improve your mood, which can actually lower you blood sugars after you wake up.
Avatar n tn I can't really answer your question because I'm not familiar with your insulin or units of measure (I'm in the UK). But to get a low-blood-sugar reading up fairly quickly and accurately, you could use Jelly Babies. They taste ok and are exactly 5g of fast acting carb in each one. I use them as an emergency source to get out of hypo. The good thing is, if you know how much you need to raise your b.s. by to get within normal range, these can achieve it quickly.
866901 tn?1505506236 Just two days ago I bought a ReliOn Micro glucose meter at Walmart for $12.00. A box of ReliOn Micro test strips (50) only cost $21.94. I don't know if this will help. I haven't learned how to use it yet. It's a very small meter and needs no coding. My Vet didn't mention buying a meter, but I went ahead any way. So far I have taken her in once for a glucose test and will be taking her again the end of the week.
Avatar f tn I have been on insulin for about 15 years. I can't get my blood sugars under control. I take 86 units of Lantus twice a day; 50 units of novolog at each meal; 1000mg metformin twice a day and 30mg actos once a day. My sugars run 280-500. The new dietician I just saw put me on 90 grams of carb at EACH meal (I think this is really high!). All the doctors say is "take more insulin". I could eat 24/7. I am 54 years old, female, 5'10", 275 pounds.
Avatar n tn My 11 yr old son is on Lantis and Humalog. He takes 33 units of Lantis at 9:00 pm. At noon today I made the mistake of giving him 2 units of Lantis instead of Humalog. Is he going to be OK? What can I do for him now?
Avatar m tn Our cat has been given insulin for about 6 months. She is on 3 units every 12 hours. In the last two days we have noticed she stopped eating. She is not refusing water and her breathing is labored. We cannot get to the Vet until tomorrow, do we give her insulin at this point or stop since no food is entering her body?
Avatar m tn Thanks for the suggestion. We would like to add a diabetes or blood glucose tracker in the near future. Please see our post about upcoming trackers: http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn I'm type 1 diabetic and had a rapid low last night. I think I hit a vein when injecting my lantus. It took over an hour for my blood sugar to come up after eating 16 glucose tablets & a packet of gu. what should I have done different?