By Alexsmom3105 Latest Reply 2013-04-09 17:30:30 -0500
Started 2013-04-07 00:37:03 -0500

Hi! I have been diabetic for a while and on medication now I am on insulin as well.
I am disappointed but I don't care as long as my blood sugars go down. I am frustrated because no matter what I eat even if I don't have a lot of carbs my blood sugar is still high. It's so frustrating and I just am overwhelmed with all this information I have been told. I am on Novolin NPH 10 MG only at night before bed time. I was just wondering if anyone has been on it and how well it works for them?


5 replies

MoeGig 2013-04-09 17:30:30 -0500 Report

First, we thank you for your service. Secondly, you are obviously Type 2 and the meds aren't or have stopped working. The bottom line is, you have to get on an insulin regimen and that's usually a combination of Lantus, as a base, and Humalog a couple times/day depending on your glucose tests. Been doing this successfully for almost 50 years. It's just not that big a deal. Blood Glucose tests between 80-180 will result in an A1c in the 6's. Close enough. Good luck.

Set apart
Set apart 2013-04-08 05:43:44 -0500 Report

I've been on insulin since diagnosed, and the dosage has changed and changes with certain factors. Like during that time of the month I need at least 1-2 units more to cover for the hormonal stuff!! Lol! My dosage has changed even due to weight loss, your Dr. And you will figure out what works, but just know that it may not stay that way. Allow for some flexibility. Good luck!

GabbyPA 2013-04-07 13:48:47 -0500 Report

I am on Novilin N right now. 10units twice a day. It was great in the beginning. I had numbers below 90 for the first time since being diagnosed. However, like all my other meds, my body adapted and my numbers started to creep up again. They are doing better than before insulin, but I would like to see them lower the saga continues.

old biker
old biker 2013-04-07 12:46:48 -0500 Report

Remember everyone is different so results may vary from person to person. Don't get frustrated if you don't see the results you are looking for right away..It might take awhile before your Dr comes up with the correct dosage of insulin for your needs.
It took me two months before we hit the right combination of diet, insulin dosage and exercise to get the results I was looking for..Hang in there and good luck

Harlen 2013-04-07 07:58:39 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
It worked for me for a time then had to go to insulin shots after meals
Don't get frustrated over it that's just the way D works .
It takes time to get things in place and to know what's going on.
Take a deep breth ,it's not you it's D .