I need help with mom's diabetes

By josiphine13 Latest Reply 2009-10-06 13:19:15 -0500
Started 2009-10-06 10:51:53 -0500

My mother has diabetes. Should she take insulin when she dosen't check her sugar and her blood sugar is low? She will take insulin at set times. When she dosen't eat right, her sugar drops, but she still takes insulin. she then goes into a "stupor" or drunkin, disoriented type of behavior. sometimes she fights me. I will take her blood sugar and it is usually between 40-60. So I end up making her eat a candy bar and about 15 minutes later she starts acting normal and dosen't remember anything. Help! I don't know what to do. I've told her doctor and he checked her A1-C and said there's nothing wrong with her she's doing everything right. I know this is not normal and is doing a lot of ware and tear on her body. Any suggestions?

3 replies

kdroberts 2009-10-06 13:19:15 -0500 Report

No, she should check before she injects and she should either talk to her doctor about reducing the amount of insulin because she is eating less carb or eating more to stop her going low.

Harlen 2009-10-06 12:53:24 -0500 Report

Evan A CBGM needs to be checked with a meater just to know that it is right.
If I dont test I dont know what my BS is
I would never give insalin without knowing what my BS was
It just to risky

Sarguillo 2009-10-06 11:48:20 -0500 Report

how about a continuous blood Gloucose meter. Its like a pump, its always there. Looks like a watch. and shows what her numbers are at all times. Or a pump, it would show her numbers and despense insulin as needed. She would just have to eat to her setings. That might be her answer. Start to log these episodes so that you would have a record to show the doctor. Also, some meters can be connected to a computer so that you can print out the log of testings. Mine goes back two weeks. And prints it as a graph. That would be somthing to show her doctor. An A1C only shows an average. How many lows does it take to conpensate for her highs? Its better if she stays normal and as close to the middle of the road as normal as possible.
Good luck.