I don't think my insulin is working

By RainSoul Latest Reply 2014-06-24 19:36:59 -0500
Started 2014-06-23 17:42:27 -0500

I started taking insulin a month ago (humulin at night) and its supposed to be slow acting however I'm not noticing any difference in my morning levels.

I started at just 10 units for 2 weeks, then my diabetes case mngr reviewed my levels and adjusted it to 20 units at night

Even with 20 units tho I'm waking up between 170-200 which is the way it was even before I started taking the insulin.

Anyone else have something like this?

6 replies

GabbyPA 2014-06-24 09:09:11 -0500 Report

I am like that. In the beginning I had some lows, but now it's like I don't even take it. I am going next week to talk to my doctor and see what I can do. I have increased my exercise and everything...it is time for an adjustment.

Glucerna 2014-06-23 18:49:12 -0500 Report

Usually people are started on a low dose of insulin and it's gradually increased over a few weeks. Talk with your physician about your fasting BG levels and let her know your concerns. ~Lynn @Glucerna

RainSoul 2014-06-23 19:00:26 -0500 Report

Problem is that with my work schedule I get home at 8pm and eat as soon as I can and am usually in bed by 11pm. And its not always like that- sometimes I only have 2 hours before I have to be in bed :/

Glucerna 2014-06-24 19:35:28 -0500 Report

Be sure your doctor knows your work and dinner schedule so she can take that into account. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-06-23 18:38:32 -0500 Report

You might be having "liver dumps" at night. Instead of injecting yourself with more insulin, take a Blood Glucose reading before bedtime and if it is below 130 mg/dl eat a snack consisting or a pairing of complex carbs like a couple of apple slices slathered with a protein, like peanut butter. When I was having trouble with my Fasting Am readings being high, my Dr suggested that and the problem went away.

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