By ONeil Latest Reply 2009-12-22 05:24:50 -0600
Started 2009-12-16 22:49:11 -0600

I would like to know if it is comin for your Doc to rase your insulin every time you see him. when I have gone form 6 units to 14 units 3 months.

10 replies

alanbossman 2009-12-21 20:09:45 -0600 Report

When i was first dx in 2008 i was on 28 units of lantus. since then after losing weight i am on 22 units a day. Doc whats me on 18 units a day but when i did that my sugars did rise higher in morning. So i went back to 22 units which keeps my sugars at better numbers. sounds like your doc is trying to find the right amount that will work for you.

ONeil 2009-12-22 05:24:50 -0600 Report

well I will find out in Feb on what he is going to do but I do know that my BS does go up even if I don't eat. that ia though out that day. to where it goes up to over 200 to almost 300 still so I will talk to him more on all this . Thank you very much.

hbkunkel 2009-12-17 06:26:47 -0600 Report

Do you keep a log of your bs so he can see how youare doing? I do and my doctor actually looks at it and studies it! Yes, it is common for a doctor to keep upping your insulin until you level off at the reight levels. They always start you low and increase it to the best individual level for you. I know that is what my doctor did. Also by keeping good records, if you see a pattern of highs or lows they can futher regulate your insulin to tweek your problem. See if your next A1C is better too.

ONeil 2009-12-17 15:54:04 -0600 Report

Okay I will and My next A1c check is in Feb , I do keep a record of all my BS numbers so he can see. but it seems everytime I see him he puts it up 2 more units I just thought that it was unseal for him to do this that is why I am asking and thank you for your infore.

Elrond 2009-12-16 23:33:19 -0600 Report

He's probably just trying to find a balance that works for you. Every diabetic responds differently and all of us have different lifestyles. He needs to fine-tune your insulin intake to perfectly suit the way you eat and burn sugar. Expect a lot of changes until he finds something that works.