High gluclose level ?????

By VK1999 Latest Reply 2010-10-29 15:16:09 -0500
Started 2010-10-25 18:03:29 -0500

My husband has been a type 1 diabetic for some time and we have not been able to controll it very well. His doctor has not been very helpfull and we are limited to the choice of doctors we have in our area that will accept our insurance. I have been doing much research and have tried multiple things to get his levels under controll i am trying the before meal injections but i am very nervous as he has a habit of bottoming out often if anybody has any advice this would be of great help. Thanks

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VK1999 2010-10-26 18:51:43 -0500 Report

Well I think I'm gonna have to have a chat with his Dr. I found out when he was younger he had gastridous and he does have bipolar so that would go hand in hand with the psychological problem just not sure how they will treat it as the Dr is the one who took him off all the psych meds because of the diabetes the only thing he takes now is ativan for the panic attacks when needed and we have to be carefully cuz they gave him methadone for neuropathy pain .

tobsatt 2010-10-29 00:26:44 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed ,with Type 1 last year @ 39 years old. I didn't meet any of the criteria that would put me @ risk, but I still have it. I am kind of the opposite of your husband although we are both extremely out of whack on our sugar levels, but unfortunately I can't seem to keep blood sugar down more than a few hours at a time. If you get the answer for your husband please share it , bc I don't know what else to do to get mine regulated. I take insulin 4 - 5 times a day, bc it wouldn't stay down & if I try to take a larger dose I bottom out 4 or 5 hrs later, last night I dropped to 44, bc I took 5 units more than usual , then tonight I tried taking 3 units more than normal & I dropped again to 50.

VK1999 2010-10-29 15:16:09 -0500 Report

I will. Trying to controll it with insulin is very hard yeterday morning he was 255 he ate 40 grams of carbs for breakfast gave in 50 units of humulin R, 10 Units of 70/30 and he was 375 two hours after breakfast and his doc says thats too much insulin. So what do ya do???

VK1999 2010-10-26 14:46:32 -0500 Report

Oh sorry did get a chance to read the whole thing before I asked I will read the entire article when I get a chance I'm on my cell phone so I can only read bits and pieces. I will post any questions I might have later tonight after I get home and read it all again. Lol thanks again you guys have been lots of help so far.

VK1999 2010-10-26 13:49:05 -0500 Report

Gabby thank you for that information I have never herd of that but he is bipolar and makes perfect sense I will definantly speak to his doctor about this. Most of the symptoms on this article are exactly what he is going through and the age common to that states 15 to 30 and he is 32 this started when he was about 20 he was on bipolar meds when he was diagnosed which are ALL coated in sugar and he can not take them. He has learned to control the bipolar on his own without the meds thank god. Right now he is on a sliding scale humulin R 3 times daily after meals and humulin 70/30 20 units morning and night

VK1999 2010-10-26 12:46:16 -0500 Report

His doctor is afraid to do a pump because sometimes he reacts to the insulin and sometimes he does not. So basically he bottoms out alot. Does that make any sense?

kdroberts 2010-10-26 12:51:41 -0500 Report

Has he ever taken porcine or bovine insulin? The stuff that came from pigs or cows rather than the stuff that is produced via rDNA? If you are in the US it would have been a number of years ago if he did.

Harlen 2010-10-26 10:37:55 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
I use the pump now and I tell you it makes taking care of my blood sugar a lot better to controll .
One more thing test test test .

Best wishes

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