Hello everyone. I am newly diagnosed with T2. Was put on 5 units a day of the 24 hr insulin, by my docr, at the beginning of the month. After 2 weeks, she put me on Metformin, 500mg/twice daily. Last week, the diabetic nurse/specialist at the docs office increased my insulin to 11 units a day.
Here's the delimma. My levels have been fluctuating between the low 200's to mid 400's on a regular basis. This is really freaking me out. I had one day of mid 100's and that was it. This past Sunday I almost went to the ER because 4 straight level checks, 2 - 2 1/2 hrs apart, all read over 300. I try to eat foods with high fiber and protein, but it is not helping. Okay I could do more on the exercise front, but considering I am walking to and from the docs office practically 4 times a week, I thought it would help somewhat.
Fortunately, I don't have any liver or kidney problems, but I was diagnosed with Pancreatitis a few months ago. Yes, you read that right. The one organ that is the most important for my health and well-being in dealing with diabetes, is on the fritz. So you see my consern about my levels. Both the doc and the nurse seem to have this wait and see what the meds do attitude, but this is my life we're talking about. So far I haven't had another flare-up, mostly due to the fact that I stopped drinking, but I just feel that something more should be done.
This is all new to me. Am I being paranoid? Should I let the meds run their coarse, or should I request a med increase, like my gut is screaming for me to do?
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