insalin ????

By denatrout1974 Latest Reply 2011-07-15 09:45:21 -0500
Started 2011-07-06 16:16:24 -0500

im just woundering how many people on hee had to be put on insalin due to the fact that there sugars were to high and yet still ran really low?

22 replies

denatrout1974 2011-07-15 09:45:21 -0500 Report

well now im really confused becouse the dr r thinking i might be type one cant wait to actually c the endo and get this figured out.

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-07-10 18:21:58 -0500 Report

Only once has my blood suger dropped to 45 during the day, after work, causing me to not know where I was while driving. Hada parking lot bummber accident, drove 3 miles down the road, stopped by state trooper. Got pumped up with sugar water by medics, sugar went to 300. ery scary, always carry hard candy with me now!

jims_girl_09 2011-07-07 17:28:01 -0500 Report

I've been on Levemir, 27 units at night, and Humalog, before each meal, based on carbs, and for the most part it seems to work. Due to also taking glyburide, sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, and my sugar is running around 30-35. Doesn't happen too much anymore, but it's a pain when it does.

shoulders 2011-07-07 17:12:16 -0500 Report

I've been on insulin since I was diagnosed in the 80's. They put me on Novolog and Lantus. I take the injections everyday, the novolog is 18 units before meals and Lantus is 45 units in the mornings and 10 units befor bed. And I still take oral meds for the diabetes, high bp, thyroid, cholesterol, stomache problems, depression, and anxiety. So, I think that when I weight myself at the Dr.s office Its not what I eat its all the pills, and the insulin that adds 10 extra pounds to my weight.

camerashy 2011-07-07 17:21:50 -0500 Report

I heard just recently that insulin puts weight on us. Then I heard that Paxil puts weight on. On the same day, I was told that hormone therapy puts weight on, and that Simvistatin does, too. Well, no wonder I can't lose weight!

MrsCDogg 2011-07-07 21:00:23 -0500 Report

I think my simvistatin was starting to have some bad side effects so I stopped it. Gonna see how I feel.

gbc43 2011-07-07 08:08:11 -0500 Report

I guess I will say that going to the insulin first is is the new thought because going to it first will help you faster and better control . I did it the old way -Iam different
because Iam also a Gastro- bypass . Pill don't work for me or the dose is extream .

JoleneAL 2011-07-07 05:31:16 -0500 Report

I asked for insulin (Lantus) after a year of fighting with just metforim, actos and diet. The doc dropped the Actos and the insulin and metformin were fine for many years. I recently added Novolog as my highs got out of control. I wish I'd had Lantus from the start though.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-07-07 00:50:21 -0500 Report

I'm on 28 units levemir, 10u. Byetta 2x daily, and novolog before meals based on an equation. It's over all been really great for my numbers. Now and then though I have a weird thing happen that I don't understand. Like today, before I ate lunch my bs was good.. I did my necessary insulins, ate my usual very small lunch then exercised (an hour later). When I checked my bs later it was good. Then when I tested before dinner I had a 227. I dont know why. Most days my predinner numbers are very good. Just once or twice a week the numbers are high.

alanbossman 2011-07-06 17:50:36 -0500 Report

I also have been on Lantus since day one. Also on oral meds. My BS was 714 when I was DX and I was in ICU for 7 days. Now my fasting blood sugar is around 98 and the lowest was 35.

NavyNerd 2011-07-06 17:06:51 -0500 Report

I have been in 4 different insulins and it wasn't till I got on the high concentrated stuff that I had low fasting BS. I have a cyclic insulin resistance, so its only low about half the time… they have been as low as 50, at which point I all but shut down (shake, can't walk, have trouble talking) I also get horrendous headaches at that level so it wakes me up and I don't go lower since I can catch it. I can never tell before hand, which sucks.

camerashy 2011-07-07 17:26:03 -0500 Report

Yep. The not knowing it's coming sucks. Like half an hour ago my glucose fell to 50. Good excuse to eat peanut-butter.

edvel54 2011-07-06 16:40:03 -0500 Report

I have been on Lantus since day one. I am also on oral medication.
My bs was in the 500's when I was diagnosed, but now my fasting BS is 99, It has been as low as 42