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Q:

My morning blood sugar is running around 125 and over 160 two hours after meals. I need to bring both doses of insulin down. What would you suggest?

Amy Campbell

A:

Your morning, or fasting blood glucose, appears to be within the target range, which, for most people with diabetes, is 70 to 130. Assuming that you are taking a long-acting insulin at bedtime, you likely don’t need to reduce your dose (unless your healthcare provider has advised you to do so). The goal for the 2-hour post-meal blood glucose for most people is less than 180 so, again, you may be within your target and do not necessarily need to reduce your mealtime insulin dose. But, if you are unsure about your blood glucose goals or have questions about your insulin dose, talk to your provider or to a diabetes educator.

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Nee Dee
Nee Dee 2017-03-15 22:16:16 -0500 Report

Dear Dr. since I've been put on insulin since Nov. 2016 I have gained 15 lbs. I watch the carbs and everything I put in my mouth. I was border line and always watched what I ate, I controlled it pretty darn good between 6 & 7. I'm so upset. I started going to the Joslin center because It got out of control.
November 2016 I met the Dr. Dolliwal for the first time, she tested my A1C level. It was off the wall at 11. When I went back Feb. 2017 I got it down to 7 which she was very happy. But the lbs. are piling on, I don't know what to do. I could just cry.
The first week on insulin I gained 6lbs. Before the insulin I could loose weight it took time but I could do it by just dieting. Like I mentioned I watch the carbs and eat the protein. I always had problems with low blood sugar in my younger years and was told by a Dr. don't be surprised if you become a diabetic when you get older. Well I'm older. I also have autoimmune hepatitis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol l pretty much whatever you can think of I got it. My Cartioligist put me on a very low water pill because one of the blood pressure pills retains fluid.
Do you have any suggestions to help me figure out why I keep gaining weight. (PLEASE)