First: I am a T2. I have been on Januvia/Metformin 50/500 twice a day for 2 years. My last A1c however crept up to 7.3.
I had been on Actos before that but had all the signs of congestive heart failure. I changed docs and meds. the symptoms has almost all gone away.
Now: My doc started me on Lantus this past spring. He told me to start at 5 untis and increase it by 2-3 units every 3 days to get my fasting around 100. It has not worked. My fastings have still been 120 to 160. I tried to improve my diet even more...no dice. I have checked back with the doc twice as I kept increasing the dose. He just had me increase it some more.
I am now up to 50 units a day. I have even tried dividing the dose to 25 units every 12 hours instead of all 50 once a day. No change.
Anyone had this problem?
I am debating whether to go to all insulin or try another pill/pills hoping that it will make the Lantus more effective.
thanks for any input.