Going in circles

By Wanda4pooh Latest Reply 2013-04-15 17:30:16 -0500
Started 2013-04-14 19:22:28 -0500

Changed doctors. New doctor puts me on fast acting insulin in addition to my Lantus and taking Metformin. I cut way back on my carb intake and my BG numbers were good. He tells me to eat normal so that he will know how to set my prescriptions. OK so now he wants me to eat more which will make me gain weight which will make me need more meds. I am so tired of trying. I will be glad when Jesus calls me home.

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Scarlet03 2013-04-14 22:43:30 -0500 Report

I take fast acting insulin and lantus…
On the average I do 30carbs per meal…with 3 units and 22 units of insulin a night…Ive been trying to work out a meal plan to work so I dont stress about my BG levels…I believe thats what he's saying…

Being diabetic for 13 years Ive gone to 2 to 3 classes about nutrition, sometimes what you learn is different from what you knew before…If you can, take a diabetic class, or ask a diabetic nutritionist to give some pointers with your meals…Just to point something out…most of your meats and such have no carbs and your vegtables are on the average of 5 carbs…and dont forget to read lables

Gingerbutterfly 2013-04-14 19:47:14 -0500 Report

He is not telling you to eat more of anything. He wants a journal of what is "normal" for you, so he can see what you eat and how many carbs at a time. I had this same thing with my doctor. It is just a food diary. Do not change what you are doing at all. Eat as you normally do and record it all. Snacks and everything. I am sure he is just looking to make sure that the amount of meds he has you on are working well enough for the amount of carbs and not over working and making you bottom out. He may need to do a bit of adjusting. I am doing a diary right now to see how my medications are doing. I was just taken off of Novolog and Lantus. I am still on Metformin 3 times a day and just bumped up my Glyburide to twice a day. Don't sweat it too much.