I saw the other posts. I would ask her doctor what symptoms she should be aware of for lactic acidosis. Diabetic nerve pain is usually isolated. An all over pins and needles could be the beginning of something else. Please ask her doctor and keep her hydrated in the meantime.View Thread
For me, it helped to take this medication sandwiched between other foods. Typical advice is to take it after a meal. I take it in the middle of the meal so I eat substantial food before and after I take the medicine. This has helped alot. The extended release version has also helped me, but I still need to sandwich that dose too or I will have diarrhea. It also means you are still eating too high carb meal. The lower carb meal I aeat, the less diarrhea I get.View Thread
I am also new to this board and see your situation similar to mine. It has been 4 years since I started insulin(after 10 years on oral meds) and I am still not where I want to be. I find it has actually been harder to control my sugar being on insulin than when I was on just oral meds. A guy in my diabetes education class had told me to stay off of insulin as long as I could and I believe him now. I wasn't on insulin at the time yet.
You are tired because your sugar hasn't come down yet. It will come down and you will feel better. You can increase your Novolog dose 5 units every three days(sounds like your doctor is increasing by 4 units, which is okay). When I first started a 70/30, I balance out around 30 units twice a day and I was taking taking metformin 1000 mg 2x/day. Two years later I am on Humulin 70/30 50 units, twice a day and metformin extended release 750mg 2x/day and need to go back to diet and more exercise to bring sugars down. I wish I could go off of insulin - it does make you gain weight.
Other than diet and exercise to keep in check is the amount of caffeine you consume in a day. Caffeine raises cortisol levels which in turn raises blood sugar levels. Cut out all caffeine and you will see a difference. Your chloesterol will come down too once your sugar comes down.View Thread