Hi, everyone a question about insulin

jesus reigns
By jesus reigns Latest Reply 2015-01-24 23:20:30 -0600
Started 2015-01-21 14:08:45 -0600

My doctor just started me on lantus, 30mgs once at night. it seems like my body is barely reacting to it. i am worried, because when i eat, it soars up and i have to really work to try and get it down. does that mean that i need to start on fast acting insulin,?

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jesus reigns
jesus reigns 2015-01-24 19:30:56 -0600 Report

isn't wheat bread safe to eat? i thought it was ok in moderation.

jayabee52 2015-01-24 23:20:30 -0600 Report

Howdy Jesus Reigns
If you are speaking of WHOLE wheat bread, that MAY be safe, but then again may not be either. What is commonly labeled as "wheat bread" is nothing more than white bread with carmel coloring added before baking.

When I said that whole wheat bread might be OK, that would mean it would be OK for someone without gluten sensitivity. Gluten sensitivity of varying levels is a common co-morbid factor with all types of diabetes. If one is sensitive to gluten, that will trigger an inflammatory reaction which can raise ones BG levels.

Personally I cut out all grain products (for varying reasons) and my BG levels have decreased.

If you have a question about gluten sensitivity, get your Dr to test you for it

God's best to you


jesus reigns
jesus reigns 2015-01-23 17:55:00 -0600 Report

I have been eating more veggies and wheat bread and exercising more, drinking more water, etc. it just seems like instead of going down its staying steady or going up.

Type1Lou 2015-01-24 17:38:55 -0600 Report

Not all veggies are low-carb and the bread is definitely not low-carb. How many carbohydrate grams are you eating per day? Determine that and then reduce it bit by bit until you achieve the results you want. 120 total grams of carb per day is what works for me; you may be able to handle more or may need less.

Type1Lou 2015-01-22 13:09:15 -0600 Report

Are you taking any other medications for your diabetes? Have you altered your diet to reduce the carbohydrates you are eating? Carbohydrates are a large factor in increased blood glucose readings.

lilleyheidi 2015-01-22 00:28:22 -0600 Report

When you say he "just" started you on it, how long ago? It takes a while for your body to adjust to it. Have you changed eating habits? No one here should tell you if you should start taking a different kind of medication, that is up to your doctor. If your numbers are staying real high, I suggest you call your doc and ask him/her what you should do. Best of health to you. Heidi