Units of blood glucose

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Avatar m tn I had my blood work done about a month ago and now have received a copy some of the results have me concerned first is the ESR which is 42mm Anion Gap 2meq Fasting Glucose 107 Total Billrubin 1.33mg ALT 21U/L TSH 2.46 Free T4 .
Avatar n tn I have read that ideally, the amount of units of basal compared to bolus should be somewhere in the vicinity of 40% basal and 60% bolus. If that is ideal, then I am way off. My doctor started me in September last year on just NPH and my dose got quite high. (65 units in the evening and about 45 in the morning) Then he added the bolus, "as needed", without an adjustment.
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!
Avatar n tn By the above formula, taking one unit of Humalog would drop my bloodsugar by 60 mg/dl. This is way too high. 10 units would put me at a drop of 600. I've take as much as 10 units of humalog with a bloodsugar drop of maybe 40-50 mg/dl. Am I reading this correctly?
384863 tn?1224749755 That is important because as extra insulin floats around in your bloodstream it can act as a free radical and hold onto sodium (making water retention worse and increasing blood pressure) and damaging the blood vessels. Damaged blood vessels cause a build up of cholesterol cutting off circulation in the small blood vessels such as the eyes and skin. If it is any consolation you are taking quite a bit less insulin than many type 2's so do not worry if you have to increase your dose.
Avatar f tn Anybody tried the Five Leaf Pet Botanicals for their pets? My 14 year-old Milo started to refuse to eat (which is unusual...since he's appetite made him overweight). His vet kept on telling me to give half his food and half vegetables. Finally, for the fast two years, Milo started to love eating his food with vegetables smoothies...and walking more than he's used to. He shed some pounds but still overweight. Just last week, he started eating cat food and refused to eat his food.
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.
Avatar n tn ve done finger/arm tests throughout the day and have not had anything remotely abnormal. I had a fasting blood sugar level of 93 first thing in the AM and all my levels after eating were 135 or below. Could the 191 have been error? Should I request to have the one hour test repeated first before I torture myself with the three hour test? Or should I just suck it up and do the test.
Avatar n tn The standard way is to increase it by 2 units every 2 - 3 days until your target levels are reached. Of course better if you have medical / dr. supervision. Low carb diet, weight normalization, and daily exercise will also help reduce how much insulin you need and help in getting your blood sugars lower.
Avatar f tn In our hospital, I manage my diabetic patients by having the owner monitor the urine glucose at home, stay in email contact in the regulating phase, a schedule of blood glucose and fructosamine tests, and monitoring clinical signs (water intake and urinating frequency). The other two doctors in our practice each do it differently from me and from each other. One of our doctors lives by the at home monitoring.
1666903 tn?1383332156 Presently, I feel more even, more stable, but another serious problem has appeared on the scene. Since the change in dosage, my blood glucose levels have shot up to over 200mg/dL. They are consistently that elevated, and my normal dose of insulin is insufficient to handle it. My doctor instructed me to raise my insulin (Lantus-a 24 hr., "background" insulin) by 5 units. So far, this has had no noticeable effect.
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.
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 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.
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 Hello Worthy, You came to a good place to get some answers and I find a few questions embedded in your posting. I'm not a physician, but I have had diabetes for ~35 years. Often we diabetics will lose weight if our blood sugars are running consistently high. The reason is that, since the sugar is "swimming" in our blood and not nourishing our other cells (muscles, skin, organs), we urinate out lots of calories taht we consume.
Avatar n tn I was pescribes a short acting insulin with meals and and 46 units of a long acting insulin each morning because I could not tolerate metformin. I have been well-controlled with my "normal" fasting glucose ranging between 6 and 8 mmol/l (108 and 144 mg/dl). About 9 months ago I woke up one morning with a reading of 4.7 (84.6) and in subsequent days the lower readings continued.
Avatar n tn 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 f tn The problem now is that she still does not have an appetite. Therefore her blood glucose is all over the place. I am very concerned. In the morning it is usually 70 or below today it was 50! How often should she test her blood glucose? And should she eat every 2 to 3 hours. Do you happen to know a website that might give me more information on how she should be eating to help manage her blood glucose? It seems like her levels skyrocket at around noon to about 200 or so.
Avatar f tn 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. I was over 200 pounds at age nine. My arms and legs are very thin. The majority of my weight is around my waistline.
Avatar m tn The worry is that if her blood glucose levels are not as high as usual and you give her insulin without her having food in her to counter the insulins effect, she could succumb to hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level). forcing a little bit of canned food can help with her blood sugar levels (smearing a little on her paws where she will lick it off or onto the roof of her mouth) as can giving a little corn syrup orally. A visit to the vet is urgently needed however.
Avatar m tn Can you build a diabetes tracker to include sugar level, medication taken/units of insulin taken, blood pressure, date, time?
Avatar n tn She ate one small piece of pizza, small piece of cake and 1/4 cup of ice cream and ran around playing hard for 5 hours. Before dinner(6:00 p.m.) 234 bg; had 7 units of novolog; at 10:00 p.m. reading was 231; we did not give insulin because we thought it might be adrenaline. At 1:00 a.m. the bg was 298; gave 2 units of novolog. At 7:00 a.m. bg was at 266.
Avatar n tn So I can take a few units at night to keep glucose levels normal but take the majority of the Lantus in the morning so it is not peaking while I sleep. If taking the Lantus now at night, you would have to start off by backing off 1 unit at night and adding 1 unit in the next morning. Weight 2 days, and then back off another unit and add another in the next morning. Keep doing this until the balance is correct.
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?