Let me say I am so sorry for your loss. It is difficult for anyone.
I do not know what "hulium" is.
I use Humalog, which is a rapid-acting insulin, used right before meals to prevent your blood sugar from rising when you eat carbs. My doctor told me to dose this on a sliding scale. I also have a insulin to carb ratio using the Humalog.
I also use Lantus, a long-acting insulin as a basal to keep my blood sugars steady for a 24-hour period. A basal insulin is used once a day, mostly before bed. I take mine in the a.m. because my doctor felt that was better for me.
Nutrijoy is right about constantly monitoring your BS levels while using insulin.
I am just as confused as Nutrijoy regarding your statement using Humalog before bed. I hope you just typed that in wrong. As I said earlier, it is to be used with your meals. Humalog acts within 10 minutes after injecting to lower your blood sugars.
Read all the inserts carefully before using your insulins.
As regards to miscarrying, there is no answer that I can give. Again, I am truly sorry for your loss. Stay well.View Thread
Every diabetic who uses insulin is given a prescription from their doctor regarding the amount of insulin they should dose. There is no set chart for every diabetic to use. No one is the same regarding their insulin needs.
Call your doctor's office as soon as you can.View Thread
Take the pens back to the pharmacy. Show the pharmacist or the tech exactly what is happening. You shouldn't have to waste your insulin. Gets quite expensive.
Recently, I had one pen that was a little difficult in pushing the button down. It didn't jam, so I continued using it.
It does not matter what needle one uses. The needle only goes through the rubber stopper at the top and is not involved in the mechanism dosaging the insulin at the bottom. There is the spring within to help with the "push." I've used three different needles with no problem at all. I have two different insulins from two different manufacturers. Both pens are slightly different, very slightly. Dial up the dosage and push the button at the bottom of the pen.
Take any malfunctioning pens back or if you mail-order, call the company.View Thread
Hi Illinois. I am not Flute but if I could put my two cents in.
Many endos (do not know the reason) are very happy with a diabetic being at 6 and below 7. There is no concurrence with a "correct" number. My last A1c was 6.4. My endo was very happy. This was due to a change in insulins, dosaging, etc. My previous A1c was 5.6, but that included too many lows according to my endo. My insulin dosaging was changed accordingly. My FBS is now higher (I hate it because it is usually between 130 and 153) but I do not go low during my work hours. My doctor said going low is just as bad for the body as being high in the blood sugar department. My BS had actually dropped to 26 one time. Took it twice to make sure I wasn't seeing things. The second one read 25. Felt pretty bad and was thisclose to calling 911.
I personally prefer my A1c to be below 6 or even closer to non-diabetic range. I also would prefer not to fall low but have not figured out how to coordinate the ingestion of carbs, physical activity and insulin dosaging. My doctor and I have played with insulin dosaging and even splitting the daily dose of my basal. He has changed things on me for 8 years now. Splitting the dose has not worked because my FBS is way too high and then I need to take more rapid-acting insulin. It's a conundrum.
Many of us here would prefer our A1c's to be lower and closer to the non-diabetic range. Hopefully, you would not have to encounter any lows along the way. This is only my opinion, but the lower the better on the body.
Most of the doctors out there are going to go along with what the ADA has established. The ADA says that an A1c of 5.7 to 6.4% is the range for pre-diabetes. So what your doctor is saying is that your A1c is "good" according to the ADA. A non-diabetic's A1c ranges from 4.0-5.6%.
I have randomly tested my family. LOL. Yes, they let me. They always come in at 82. While in school, we had to test each other during lab hours. Every single student (all ages) came in between 82 and 83. Falling in the 80's seems to be the norm for a non-diabetic.
Do what you believe is best for you. That is what I try to do. Listen to your body.View Thread
Texas, you are far from alone. As Lynn stated, there are many myths regarding Type 2 diabetes.
You and I are exactly alike in height and weight. Actually, I was underweight when diagnosed at 123 lbs. My doctor told me I needed to gain weight.
I do not know how long you have had diabetes or how high your blood sugars are running. It is best to get your blood glucose levels down ASAP and keep them there.
Are you counting carbs for every meal? Have you been given a limit of carbs to eat per meal? Are you physically active as you can be? I realize many people do have physical limitations and challenges, but move if you can. Being physically active along with counting carbs helps your blood sugar immensely.
My diabetes is hereditary. As I stated, I was underweight when diagnosed and probably had glucose problems way before I was diagnosed. My doctor believes my pancreatic beta cells are not producing any insulin. Any carbohydrate I eat raises my blood sugar. Even if I do not eat any carbs, my blood glucose averages between 250 and 300 if I do not take basal insulin. I also use rapid-acting insulin with meals. The insulin usage, dietary changes and physical activity have all helped lower my A1c from 13.2 to 5.6.
Keep track of your blood glucose readings. Take your meter with you when you go to your doctor and show him/her what is going on. Chart the foods you eat and how many carbs are in those foods. Seeing things in black and white can be very telling. I did all these things to help the "uncontrolled diabetes" diagnosis become controlled. I charted as I sat down to eat. My doctor wanted to see what was going on.
I have stated over and over again here in this forum that any physical activity you can do will help your blood glucose readings. I can attest to this personally. My numbers drop 50-60 points during the day while I am work. Very physically active job. If you are able, do something physical every single day, be it walking, swimming, bike, etc. You will feel better and your blood glucose numbers will look better.
Good luck, Texas, and let us know how you are doing.View Thread