out of control!

2sweet13
By 2sweet13 Latest Reply 2013-06-27 20:34:05 -0500
Started 2013-06-25 07:32:35 -0500

I have been diabetic for 15 years, still out of control. The more insulin I take seems like the worse I get. I have recently been put on Levemir and Humalog. Thanks for any help and suggestions!


8 replies

dia betty
dia betty 2013-06-27 20:34:05 -0500 Report

I have been type 1 for 22 years and I have been out of control a majority of that time . . my new doctor who is also a type 1 switched my insulin to apidra and levimir . . since the switch my blood sugars started to improve but not to the level of where they needed to be . . he realized that I had insulin resistance . . the fact that I didn't rotate my injection sites as often as I should have didn't help matters . . he informed me that the more insulin I took, the more weight I would gain and the more high blood sugars I would have . . so here is what he did to help . . I take my blood sugar and subtract 120 from it . . I take that number and divide by 10 . . that is how much apidra I need to get my sugar down to normal . . if I plan on eating at the time of the test, then I give myself 1 unit of apidra for every 5 grams of carbs . . since starting my sliding scale this past december, my a1c dropped almost 3% since then (the first time in over 10 years) plus I take 60 units of levimir in the morning and 20 units at night instead of just the one shot every 24 hours

dia betty
dia betty 2013-06-27 20:33:55 -0500 Report

I have been type 1 for 22 years and I have been out of control a majority of that time . . my new doctor who is also a type 1 switched my insulin to apidra and levimir . . since the switch my blood sugars started to improve but not to the level of where they needed to be . . he realized that I had insulin resistance . . the fact that I didn't rotate my injection sites as often as I should have didn't help matters . . he informed me that the more insulin I took, the more weight I would gain and the more high blood sugars I would have . . so here is what he did to help . . I take my blood sugar and subtract 120 from it . . I take that number and divide by 10 . . that is how much apidra I need to get my sugar down to normal . . if I plan on eating at the time of the test, then I give myself 1 unit of apidra for every 5 grams of carbs . . since starting my sliding scale this past december, my a1c dropped almost 3% since then (the first time in over 10 years) plus I take 60 units of levimir in the morning and 20 units at night instead of just the one shot every 24 hours . .

dia betty
dia betty 2013-06-27 20:33:04 -0500 Report

I have been type 1 for 22 years and I have been out of control a majority of that time . . my new doctor who is also a type 1 switched my insulin to apidra and levimir . . since the switch my blood sugars started to improve but not to the level of where they needed to be . . he realized that I had insulin resistance . . the fact that I didn't rotate my injection sites as often as I should have didn't help matters . . he informed me that the more insulin I took, the more weight I would gain and the more high blood sugars I would have . . so here is what he did to help . . I take my blood sugar and subtract 120 from it . . I take that number and divide by 10 . . that is how much apidra I need to get my sugar down to normal . . if I plan on eating at the time of the test, then I give myself 1 unit of apidra for every 5 grams of carbs . . since starting my sliding scale this past december, my a1c dropped almost 3% since then (the first time in over 10 years) plus I take 60 units of levimir in the morning and 20 units at night instead of just the one shot every 24 hours . .

dia betty
dia betty 2013-06-27 20:32:41 -0500 Report

I have been type 1 for 22 years and I have been out of control a majority of that time . . my new doctor who is also a type 1 switched my insulin to apidra and levimir . . since the switch my blood sugars started to improve but not to the level of where they needed to be . . he realized that I had insulin resistance . . the fact that I didn't rotate my injection sites as often as I should have didn't help matters . . he informed me that the more insulin I took, the more weight I would gain and the more high blood sugars I would have . . so here is what he did to help . . I take my blood sugar and subtract 120 from it . . I take that number and divide by 10 . . that is how much apidra I need to get my sugar down to normal . . if I plan on eating at the time of the test, then I give myself 1 unit of apidra for every 5 grams of carbs . . since starting my sliding scale this past december, my a1c dropped almost 3% since then (the first time in over 10 years) plus I take 60 units of levimir in the morning and 20 units at night instead of just the one shot every 24 hours . .

dia betty
dia betty 2013-06-27 20:32:03 -0500 Report

I have been type 1 for 22 years and I have been out of control a majority of that time . . my new doctor who is also a type 1 switched my insulin to apidra and levimir . . since the switch my blood sugars started to improve but not to the level of where they needed to be . . he realized that I had insulin resistance . . the fact that I didn't rotate my injection sites as often as I should have didn't help matters . . he informed me that the more insulin I took, the more weight I would gain and the more high blood sugars I would have . . so here is what he did to help . . I take my blood sugar and subtract 120 from it . . I take that number and divide by 10 . . that is how much apidra I need to get my sugar down to normal . . if I plan on eating at the time of the test, then I give myself 1 unit of apidra for every 5 grams of carbs . . since starting my sliding scale this past december, my a1c dropped almost 3% since then (the first time in over 10 years) plus I take 60 units of levimir in the morning and 20 units at night instead of just the one shot every 24 hours . .

lmacdonald1@hotmail.com
lmacdonald1@hotmail.com 2013-06-25 18:30:27 -0500 Report

I have been for 4 years, and am on oral medication. I have noticed that when I get stressed my numbers go up, I try to relax when I start to feel stressed about something. my numbers are usually higher in the morning upon waking but my nurse told me that It is hormonal and suggested that I stop testing in the morning cause it stressed me too much. I went to the doctor this week and since I got rid of some stress in my life and stopped taking morning readings my numbers are down.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2013-06-25 15:49:43 -0500 Report

How many carbs per day are you eating? Carbs are usually what cause high blood sugar. If you don't know how many carbs you eat, that is a place to start. Become carb-aware by reading labels for both serving size and carb content per serving. Begin to track how many carbs you consume.
Do you have a weight issue? Heavier weight may increase insulin resistance. By reducing your daily carb intake, you may be able to drop excess pounds, become more sensitive to insulin, and achieve better blood glucose readings.

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