why don't insulin work in droppig numbers?

By Lakeland Latest Reply 2014-11-02 09:04:23 -0600
Started 2014-11-01 19:54:33 -0500

I went with my mom to her first endocrinologist appt. Her issue is her sugars are in the 300 + she is on the insulin pen,. The endocrinologist said the insulin she's on now get's used over night & just helps regulate. and added fast acting insulin to take before meals,(so she won't drop too low), it's only been her first day but her numbers are actually 20 points higher.

he gave her a sliding scale to start next week on adding more fast acting based on numbers, but why wouldn't insulin work. my mom is very strict with her diet,because she wants to get these number down, so I'm not sure. Mom did ask me if Spinach is a problem for people on insulin, she's been eating spinach salads & adding some protein to them.

Anyone have problems with insulin not dropping numbers?


3 replies

GabbyPA 2014-11-02 09:04:23 -0600 Report

They may also be starting with a lower dose than she may eventually need. When I started, it was just a small amount and it's worked up to a little more. I had a few lows when I started as well, so be aware of that. It takes some tweaking to find the balance.

lilleyheidi 2014-11-02 05:16:59 -0600 Report

I had numbers in the 300's when I first started on insulin, it took about a week for the numbers to get into the "normal" range. For the first several days I felt as if I was wasting time and energy taking shots, I thought it wasn't working, but it does, just give it time and stay positive, keep going stay focused.
Low carb is the diet to stick with :)
She can do it and you are being a great support for her.

robinsab 2014-11-01 20:36:30 -0500 Report

Sometimes the body is a funny thing—what may work one day may not work the next. It's a day by day battle and it will work out in the end. 8 say stay triumphant and stay focused. I've Brent a type 1 for 31 years and I battle everyday wih what works and what doesn't and your mom will find her way and what works and what doesn't. Stay positive!!!

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