Sliding scale and insilin

By lipsie Latest Reply 2009-03-27 17:16:33 -0500
Started 2009-03-27 03:01:48 -0500

In another discussion I saw for type 1 a sliding scale to go by and its not the same as what my md has me using, are they all the same? Different beteen type 1 verse type 2 or different per person as I would think personally? Did that make sense? lol I hope so. Thanks!

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jsd2005 2009-03-27 12:45:17 -0500 Report

Some Dr's will use sliding scale depending on the situation.
Whether it be acute illness or whatever as a matter of treatment. I've seen it a lot in the hospital. As a matter of trying to get control quickly,

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2009-03-27 17:16:33 -0500 Report

My sister-in-law and I see the same Dr. He has both of us on a sliding scale and her's is different from mine. Her numbers are way out of control where mine are within limits. So not everyone
is the same. So talk to your Dr. and see what he recommends.

kdroberts 2009-03-27 07:47:55 -0500 Report

No, each person is different so treatment will be different. That's why it's so important to never use somebody elses sliding scale. You may end up taking way to much or way too little insulin. The worst that could happen in those cases is you could die. You have to work with your doctor to get one that's right for you and you only. No scale shows you are worse or better than anyone else, just that your body reacts differently.

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