Finally some control

By teacherspet Latest Reply 2014-07-31 15:28:45 -0500
Started 2014-07-26 22:02:46 -0500

I have been a t2 for 16 years. Not once in that time did I ever feel I was in control of my medical care. I met withe my CDE and nutritionist this week…AND. finally success! I will start lantus next week not because my numbers are bad, but because all the oral meds over the years have rotten my stomach out…I told them I wasn't going to spend my life in the bathroom…we had to do something different. Here's a hint ****if your Dr. Isn't listening to you find another advocate. My CDE has known me since day one she listened and went to the doc armed with my info and the knowledge of diabetes and talked to the Dr. Doc usually don't get a lot of training in "d'', so they depend on the other experts for info. So now I am seeking support from others who use lantus, give me some of your experiences and knowledge, please.

9 replies

msann 2014-07-31 15:28:45 -0500 Report

hey I take lantus twice a day educator just changed my dosage down more I walk everyday now I take 26 nite 28 morning I found from taking lantus for 12 yrs the lows make me feel bad but I rather do insulin than the pills good luck!!!

rolly123 2014-07-27 20:18:51 -0500 Report

Hi u doing good loosing weight! Lantus u take night time I do found out that no snack after9! Anything after sugar in morning be high! Keep working with it take adjusting med till it comes down ! My doc has me keep track and mail her the results haven't mailed one yet ! Keep track and keep plugging it work ! I lost 176 and don't get good number exspecially when I have sugar attack on vac thanks sharing

rolly123 2014-07-27 20:12:05 -0500 Report

I've been on lantus for long time I have good bad day at night can't have snack past 9 how much do u take? U might not be taking enough!

teacherspet 2014-07-27 13:53:53 -0500 Report

Thanks for all your comments. Just to clarify, the control I am speaking of is not in my numbers…but in my medical care as a whole. I am not one who will take what the docs tell me and say "yes, sir, or mam". I do my homework, probably too much so, and take time to consider and ask questions. For two years I have wanted to start a more aggressive plan to get my number down, weight down (even though I have lost 100 lbs —- 30 to go), battling with the nutritionist and CDE and docs. So that suddenly I had given them reason enough to make the Lantus decision is a battle won. You have to do your own advocating, your own homework, you have to stand up for your health. At the end of the day, they go home, and you are left with a meter and a pancreas that doesn't work completely 100%.

Glucerna 2014-07-27 12:41:33 -0500 Report

It's great to hear that working with a CDE and nutritionist has given you the help and support you need to feel confident about managing diabetes. ~Lynn @Glucerna

RAYT721 2014-07-27 07:36:44 -0500 Report

Congratulations not only on the improvement with control but for taking charge and getting your team to work WITH you! I have no experience with medications but continue to work with your team to find what's right for YOU… and you'll maintain the control.

There are no one size fits all treatments. You are unique… and that, my friend, is a GOOD thing!

Thank you for posting and for reaching out with questions to educate yourself and for sharing your experiences to educate us!!!

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