I have been type 2 for many years. With no insurance I have been unable to take care of my diabetes. Several years ago, I went to a free clinic and the doctor did a finger stick on me (no FBG, no A1C), and of course my sugar was out the roof. He put me on Metformin 2000 mgs per day. I went back and saw him again and he did the same finger stick, and this time added another oral medication. The first day I took it I checked my FBG the next morning and the reading was in the 180's fasting. I felt miserable. I was throwing up and felt hypoglycemic.. A friend, who is also diabetic, explained that my sugars had been so high for so long that would be the way I would feel for awhile.
I went back to the doctor and explained what had happened and he had no sympathy. He told me that I had to get the sugars down. I quit seeing him.
I now have insurance and have gone to a doctor who I know to be competent. He put me on 2000mgs Metformin the first time I saw him. I went and had labs drawn and saw him a month later. My A1C was 12.2 He immediately added 20 units Lantus at 9 pm
The problem Iam having is Iam scared to take it. I have two fears:
1. Going low
2. Feeling the way I did when the oral med was added several years ago.
Can someone advise me on this? What do I do?
My eating habits suck too. Usually at night, since Iam working I eat pure junk. Usually crackers with peanut butter or cream cheese and chives. Chips are sometimes in what I eat. I also eat lots of candy at night. Lastly, if that is not enough (lol), I drink at least 1/2 gallon of diet coke or sprite zero.
Once again Iam open to advice and suggestions on how to add the Lantus. If I dont eat candy the night before my sugars are in the high 200's.
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