Hi. This is my story in a nutshell. I was diagnosed type 2 about 10 years ago. Controlled it will with oral medications until last year. Sugar levels started creeping up until I was getting morning reading anywhere from 150 to 190. Just saw my doctor Friday (7-1-11) and was taken off the pills and put on Levemir Flexpen 20 units once a day. Well now I am worried. Since starting the levemir my morning readings have skyrocketed. It was 198 this morning. After taking my injection it went down to 156 in about 30 min. I drank 2 cups of coffee with nutisweet and half n half. My sugar went up to 178 about an hour later. I don't understand. Can anyone tell me how long you have to be on insulin before you see results? I remember when I first started taking pills it took at least 3 weeks before my levels were in range. Should I expect the same with insulin injections or do I need to get back with my doctor?
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