The nature of my type 2 changed over night

farmer ron
By farmer ron Latest Reply 2010-10-28 19:40:26 -0500
Started 2010-10-28 08:37:06 -0500

I started out in 2007 with an A1c of 8.5 and was taking up to 5 - 500mg metformin per day. I started eating right and exercising regular and with in 6 or 8 months was able to control my condition with just diet and exercise. Well that all changed about a month and a hallf ago. It started with a visit from my brother who had just been diagnosed and he was having trouble checking his bs so I said o its no big deal let me show you how so I checked my self and I had a fasting bs reading of over 400. Metformin no longer works for me and I am not heavy I am now taking 2 metformin and lantus 60u I am slowly coming under control but not there yet still running 150-225. I am confused and still out of control

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GabbyPA 2010-10-28 09:03:36 -0500 Report

Unfortunately, our bodies change as we age and also circumstances. These things and even a change in the seasons can bring about changes in our glucose levels. Sometimes we have to re-evaluate our meal plans and our exercise as well. You are taking the right steps, it will take time. If you find it is not getting into better control, talk to your doctor about some more ideas.

farmer ron
farmer ron 2010-10-28 09:51:04 -0500 Report

Thanks for your reply, This was like switching on a light My a1c last april was 7.0 and last month was 18.5. I am staying around 175 to 225 doctor wants to see 100 to 130. Taking this latus I have went from 20u to 40u to now 60u how long and how far should should I go giviing this lantu a try?

GabbyPA 2010-10-28 19:40:26 -0500 Report

To be honest, I don't use insulin and I am not familiar with how much is too much. I know there are several other kinds, and maybe that would be a consideration. Hopefully we will get some insulin users here into your post so they can help you out more than I can. Maybe start a new discussion and use insulin in the title, so that it will draw in more people who can help out.