sliding scale insulin

By seabolt Latest Reply 2010-04-17 12:21:37 -0500
Started 2010-04-10 17:52:56 -0500

Hello i am on novalog sliding scale insulin ,and i do well however after i go to bed i wake up at 2:00 or 2:30 am sweating , headacke. I take my blood sugar and it is 250 or more . what should i be doing to control this better i don't take insulin at bed time should i be?

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Jesse57 2010-04-12 08:46:08 -0500 Report

I am also on Novolog Flexpen with a sliding scale at every meal. I am also on Lantus Solostar Flexpen which is a 24 hour insulin. You might want to talk to your Dr. to see if you need a slow acting insulin to keep your numbers lower and then adjust your sliding scale dose per meal. Hope this helps. Jeff

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LadyDi - 26259Miller 2010-04-17 12:21:37 -0500 Report

I use both the Novolog Flexpen (sliding scale prior to each meal) and the Lantus Solostar Flexpen as well. Seem to work fine for me. You don't say what regimen you're on with respect to Novolog (i.e. time you take it, how often, etc.). Your doctor definitely needs to be consulted. Don't make changes without consulting him first.

seabolt 2010-04-12 05:38:04 -0500 Report

Thanks once i eat dinner i don't eat anything else and my bs is still 250 i have to get up and take insulin around 2:30 or so should i take insulin before i go to bed ?

bluegrassbill 2010-04-11 22:53:23 -0500 Report

My wife is on the Novalog flexpen and tries to always take her daily shot at 4 pm, right after dinner. The dinner that seems to agree with her is pancakes, and usually that is the last she eats until breakfast. Occasionally her bedtime bs is around 70 and approaching a sugar low; so she eats a couple of small pieces of cheese and 2 or 3 maraschino cherries which are only 10 calories each, and that is good then until breakfast This combination is all she uses if she does go into a sugar low.
Hope this helps——Bill

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