Insulin

ONeil
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
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.
Alan

ONeil
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.
Anna

hbkunkel
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.
Betsie

ONeil
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
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.