Its only been a year since i was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

By restlessdiabetic Latest Reply 2011-11-16 12:05:46 -0600
Started 2011-11-15 22:28:59 -0600

My problem is I have had control over my BS but suddenly since Nov 2nd 2011 my numbers have reached anywhere from 475 being the highest and 324 being the lowest. I was on metformin 500 it was just changed to 1000mg today. My vision is blurrry, I am fatigued all the time, and yesterday ketones came up in my urine. This is all new to me so I really dont know what it all means. So I went back to the dr today and he uped my metformin to 1000mg, gave me actos and also glucotrol. Are these medications dangerous? Amazingly enough he said take them with food so I made a simple meal and took the meds while my BS was 378, 2 hrs later I checked again and it was at 350 so I thought the meds were working but now 3 hrs later my sugar is up to 396. The meds did nothing. can someone say something to help me not panic. well thanks for taking the time to read my cofusion lol hope to hear from anyone. If not then have a good night to you all.

2 replies

JoleneAL 2011-11-16 12:05:46 -0600 Report

Honey, do yourself a favor and look into insulin. I had the same problem a year after diagnosis. I was maxed out on oral meds and still couldn't get under 200. I researched and then asked the doctor for Lantus (24 hour insulin). It knocked my level down to 115 the next morning after taking 10 units the night before. My levels came into line and stayed there until about 6 months ago (I started slacking on the control issue). The best part of going on Lantus was my metformin dose was cut and I dropped the Actos completely (thank god). I now take 20 units daily (split 10 every 12 hours) and my metformin. I have fast insulin for back up when my levels spike (I spike in the mornings for no reason).

Do not be afraid of the insulin. It does not mean you failed. It is another tool to control your diabetes. My doctor was floored when I asked for it. I told him I wanted to live to be a 100 and the way it was going, I wasn't going to make it. It turned my life around at that point. Live - do everything you can to live - and if that means insulin, then so be it.

I do not use the pen for my Lantus - needles and viles are cheaper for me so I use them. I do have the fast insulin in a pen form, but that is for convenience taking it with me.

Please - consider it. At least research it and ask others.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-16 10:29:13 -0600 Report

From what I understand, it takes a bit for these meds to really get to work in your system. I'm pretty new myself and have had my #'s all over the board. I just try and make sure i stay away from foods that spike me. I hope you get to the bottom of this. Good luck and God Bless, Mickey