Enchanted, when I went on the NovoLog 70/30 Mix my numbers were really high too. My doctor had me call him every couple of days and he increased the dosage I took until the numbers were down in the 100's. It took me while to get them there because I didn't know he wanted me to call him every couple days.
Gosh, a 24 hr. insulin sounds wonderful!! I must ask my doc about that.View Thread
Okay! Thank you all for the good ideas. I finally went out to dinner for the first time last night. On the drive over there, since hubby was driving, I tested, then got my insulin pens ready and had him park in a fairly empty section of the lot...then injected before leaving the car. That seemed to work, however that won't always be an option. So, I guess I'll have to grit my teeth and use the restroom other times.
I am a little puzzled that you say you figure out how many carbs you'll be eating and inject for that. My doctor has me injecting the fast acting one based on what I test at before a meal. I find if I want to eat a carb, I need to add a unit or two to the number on the chart he gave me...which I dutifully log in my log book for him to see when I go in next time.View Thread
Actually we both work on renovating houses, but I leave the tile laying to him. Maybe I can post pictures somewhere for you to see what it looks it. I am very excited about it, it looks LOVELY!
We currently have various shades of light yellow in our family room and kitchen along with reddish/brown on bead board in the kitchen under the chair railing. We will continue the yellow theme into the short hallway and maybe even into the LR and DR.
The new bathroom has greyish tiles around the tub, reddish tile on the floor and tan walls. It may sound odd, but it looks great and we have found the color combination also helps sell a house.
Hmm, I know, when we get pictures up I can put them on picassa and post the link here.
Hubby does this because he enjoys it, his real job is programming analyst.
Okay, those answers are tremendous helps. I'm supposed to inject, according to the insert no more than 15 minutes before a meal for the fast acting (if I need it) or for the Novolog 70/30. At least, that's what I read, although I probably read one insert and assumed the other one was the same. I have found that at home I can go up to 30 minutes after my dinner injections without eating before I start to feel "odd".
I'm female in my late 50's and kind of prudish about some things, lol. Obviously this is one of those things but I will take what I have been given and learn from others how best to handle this with grace.
So, updating this post. Apparently I can no longer eat white rice at all. It really blows my sugars through the roof. Cereal seems to do the same thing, as do Eggo Waffles (if I eat 2).
I'm really having to totally change my diet lately and missing my rice with oriental foods.
I have found that tofu makes a great scrambled type breakfast in the morning with mushrooms and onions and that Josephs' Flax, Oat etc. Pita bread doesn't raise my sugars.
I'm hoping to find some sort of cold cereal that my body can handle.
We are now using mostly whole grain or whole wheat type pasta and usually preparing all meals fresh. I have to be careful when we do spaghetti since we use Prego down here in the South. [ We moved down here and suddenly that tasty home-made sauce I made tasted bitter and acidy>.
With my new-found energy levels, I was able to work out on the Wii for almost 30 minutes the other day. An impressive achievement for someone that could barely do 15 min. a couple weeks ago.
And life is pretty good again...I didn't realize how depressing it was to have high sugars until they came down...warbling happily as I roam around the house looking for little things to do to get it cleaned up again.
Auriga1, yes, it's awesome to have energy again! And I also am glad I finally found a good team of doctors to help me get my life back.View Thread
Now that I'm on insulin and feeling so much better I wonder how others deal with eating out when using the insulin pens. My doctor has me injecting in the abdomen which sure doesn't feel like a good place to do it in public. But then, back when I gave myself allergy shots I never could get the hang of injecting in my arm, so I used the thigh. Again, not a great place to inject in public.
Am I supposed to use the restroom to do this? Inject before we go out? Inject in the car? Yes, as you can see, I'm still confused. LOL
I'm sure I'll have more questions as I continue this new part of my diabetic journey....and I really appreciate everyone here. Thanks in advance.View Thread
We spent the weekend working on our hall bathroom. It's to the point where we just need to put sealer on the grout around the tub and on the floor. Hubby did a beautiful job renovating it. I spent part of Saturday afternoon pressure washing our driveway.
This week are 2 appts. one is a liver ultrasound tomorrow, the other is to see a TMJ specialist on Thurs. Also we will be going out to lunch with our realtor on Thurs. We renovate houses as a start up business.
The weather is a little cool here, in the 60's or maybe low 70's during the day, down into the 40's at night.
Hope they find what's wrong with your shoulder Haylen. Good luck with all your appts. and moving Debsbears.View Thread
Enchanted, I feel your frustration. Maybe making an appt. to see the Endo. and talking to him about this instead of asking his very unhelpful nurse, or printing off what all these wonderful replies say and asking him about other medications yourself would work.
I'm relatively new here, but have learned through other horrible encounters that if I don't advocate for myself to my doctor, no one else will.
Also, if you have insurance, call your insurance company and ask them for a referral to a different doctor and tell them WHY you want it. They should be happy to help you find one and even set up the first appt. for you.