Anyone else out there like me?

By SinnyKate Latest Reply 2013-04-15 23:07:30 -0500
Started 2013-04-15 08:11:59 -0500

Hi everyone… I have officially been a type 2 diabetic for about 4 1/2 years now. Was put on metformin first and did ok with that for a few months. Then my numbers started to creep up and my doctor added glyburide. Those two were my major medications for a log time. 1000mg metformin twice a day and 5mg glyburide twice a day. I have also been on januvia (didn't do anything) and actos (also didn't do anything).

In complete honesty, my numbers have been out of control for a couple of years. Last February, I was put on 10 u of lantus (24 hr insulin). It has barely done anything for me. At the end of February this year, my doctor increased my lantus to 14 u and actually took me off of glyburide… But it hasn't done anything. I'm so sick of my numbers being out of control…

They say losing weight will help… I've lost over 30 pounds in the last year and a half.

Anyone out there going through anything similar?

6 replies

manapua72 2013-04-15 23:07:30 -0500 Report

I'm no longer taking oral meds … As for Lantus prior to getting off of it I took 70 units @ night and 50 units in the morning … @ first it was just @ night and the dosage was lower I was also taking Novolog before meals … Yet my #'s were so bad and uncontrolled … I now just take Novolog and a lot less , via my insulin pump that has helped so much …

granniesophie 2013-04-15 17:57:34 -0500 Report

10 units is the base of Lantus. What I do is to take three morning readings for 3 days, average them and if they are above 130 I add 2 units of the Lantus. If they are below 100, I reduce 2 units. This way I keep pretty darn good control. I am on 16 units right now, and have been for about 2 months, and my last A1C was 6.2, so doctor says I am doing well. I do have some ugly high numbers once in a while, but that's when I cheat, so if I stay on the correct foods and portions, I stay steady at 16.
I have Celiac Disease, too, and the Gluten Free stuff can be higher in carbs, and is mostly made from rice flour, so I have to be even more watchful of portions.

You may want to ask your doctor about doing averages and adjusting every third day, or whatever he says, because if your numbers still aren't good, 14 units isn't enough, apparently.

Scarlet03 2013-04-15 10:49:25 -0500 Report

Agreeing with Harlen…at this rate…try being on short acting insulin and off the pills…hoping that your on a good diet for your diabetes, if not…pay attention to your carb intake..

My doc tells me all the time about weight loss…Ive lost 100 pounds and maitained for a year…now I got to start again…

Yes losing weight is a good thing…but you cant do that when other factors are out of balance

Harlen 2013-04-15 10:17:04 -0500 Report

Yep your doc is taking a very slow treatment for you ( not good )
Take charge of your treatment get to know how to count carbs .
Best wishes

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