hi i keep having low and high BS reading i take lantus 25 u at night and i use humalog i have a sliding scale and i am also on metformin 850 mg 1 pill in the day and 1 at night yet my BS readings are still either way high 350 or 398 ml/dg or way low like 47 or 49 ml/dg does this happen to some one else and if it does what do you do when this happens?

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yea Maurie that is what iam going to do find a new endo that will work with me and actually help me control my BS
I agree with Zoe, you need to either look for another endo that can help or learn to do it yourself. I had problems also and did not get help from doctors – it was the online diabetic community that helped me.

By raising your Lantus, you are going to cause more lows. That is what happened to me when I was on Lantus – they kept raising it to make it last 24 hours. I was waking up every night in the 30s and 40s in order to make it last. You already said that you are crashing at night & in the mornings. Do you want to be even lower than you already are? That is what is going to happen if you add more Lantus to what you are taking now.

You don’t need your doctors permission to make changes. All you need from her is the script for the insulin. Diabetes is a self management disease. Get the book Using Insulin and learn to do it yourself. You will be better off in the long run,. All this doctor is doing is guaranteeing you have complications.
Whoa! I just read back through the thread and made the connection that you are experiencing LOWS during the night and at rising and she is increasing your Lantus! Does she really not know she can use Levemir or split the dose in order to counter the highs you experience in the evening?

Yes, I completely agree with Maurie and Kelly. If you don't feel comfortable yet doing so much on your own, find someone who will work with you not against you until you do. But it is your body so work on learning as much as you can so that you know what will work, keep good log records so you can see patterns (I think you already do see them!) and speak up for what you know is right for Maddy, not anyone else. People on this board are here to help. Two years ago when I figured out I had been misdiagnosed this is where I came for knowledge and support.
Hii Zoe i heard of a diabetes center here in NY the Noami Berry diabetes center i am going to go there and see if i can get an apt with a endo that is more helpful and can show me how to controll my blood sugar better also i came here for knowledge and support and i am sure i came to the right place :)

also the endo i saw today didnt give me other options jus increased the lantus dose and yea the highs are in the evening
When you call to get an appointment, tell them what your blood sugars have been. That might help to get them to see you more urgently.

If you see that your numbers don't continue to go down, then DO go to the ER.
Yea i called them and told them my #s and they want me to come in next week on friday i am excited to go c this new endo lol
I really hope that this one will be a better fit for you. That last one was crazy to say you can't keep changing treatments. What worked yesterday won't necessarily work today and what works today won't necessarily work tomorrow so you need to be able to keep changing stuff.
Hoorah! Hope that you will have a better experience this time! Good job for being proactive :)
I figured in New York there had to be some good providers! I'm so glad you are doing that instead of just sticking with the other doctor. I'll look forward to hearing how it goes!
Good girl!! You are being proactive, and you desperately need to do that right now! As Kristin said, let them know how much trouble you are having, and that you need an urgent appointment.
Please let us know how it goes!
yea like i told kirsten i have to go to the center on friday and i will let you guys know how it goes :)
I didn't see this yesterday but I'm thrilled. Do keep in touch.

Maurie

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