Change old plans

Jim Edwards
By Jim Edwards Latest Reply 2013-10-26 08:44:12 -0500
Started 2012-06-07 13:30:13 -0500

Just got back from the MD and thought I would share with you some major changes in my diabetes plan. Most of you know that since I was taken off of Crestor, a statin, cholestrol drug, my blood sugars have begun to come in line. 250-525 were "normal" for me and what I ate or didn't eat did not seem to have an effect.
Now that my normals are around 150 my med plan has been revamped.
My 70/30 insulin is being dropped from 60 units in the AM and 60 in the PM to 30 in each. Metformin is twice a day as opposed to taking it when my level was high. So, I start on this tomorrow and will be attempting to monitot and record my BS about every 2 hours. Hopefully things will fall in line. He was considering putting me on the pump so now that is on the back burner.


24 replies

mystikfairy61
mystikfairy61 2012-07-31 23:51:45 -0500 Report

I had no idea that statin drugs had a bearing on BG numbers!! I have been on Prevastatin for quite some time and have my cholesterol down below 200 but have been put on Lopid to lower triglycerides since they were near 400. My mom also had extremely high cholesterol and triglyceride levels so I am wondering if I will ever be able to not take a statin since doc said it was probably hereditary. But here's hoping…

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2012-08-01 10:45:33 -0500 Report

Here is some more news. since being off Crestor, my insulin injections have gone from 70 in AM and PM to 30 in AM and PM. In 3 months time my A1C dropped 2.4 points. Never did I suspect…

cindygal1
cindygal1 2012-06-09 14:32:24 -0500 Report

Keeop up the good work, I know I just went on Metformin 500 twice a day and it has brough my reading down in the 80' and 90's. I have managed to loose 7lobssince i have been on it. Good luck and I hope things work out for you. Keep us all posted. My God Bless you.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-06-07 15:11:46 -0500 Report

Congrats on getting that worked out Jim. Hope thats a trend that continues

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2012-06-07 15:55:20 -0500 Report

I had got to the point that I didn't bother to test unless I suspected a low. Why bother if you are eating right and the numbers are all over the map?

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-06-07 16:09:19 -0500 Report

Kind of like the speedometer on my truck. The police seem to be adamant I use it.
That is good news on cutting the insulin!

locarbarbie
locarbarbie 2012-06-07 14:22:10 -0500 Report

Jim, I am happy to hear that your bs is beginning to stableize. I did a bit of checking and it appears that you are not alone in Crestor raising your bs. Apparently it causes the Metformin be inactive or some such tihing. Makes you wonder why they would prescribe to someone with diabetes in the first place.