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Lantus or Regular? Switch or Keep it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerri Feb 22, 2009. 4 Replies

Type 3 diabetes - Does it exist?

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FDA Issues Public Health Notification on Glucose Monitoring Technology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today advised health care practitioners and patients against using certain glucose monitoring technology that employs a specific test strip when the patients are also receiving therapeutic products containing non-glucose sugars.Non-glucose sugars contained in some therapeutic products such as peritoneal dialysis solutions and certain immunoglobulins can falsely elevate glucose results, which may prompt excessive insulin administration. These…See More
Aug 14, 2009
Linda G left a comment for A
"Hello! I am part of the Welcome Committee and was just checking in on you to make sure you are aware of all that TuDiabetes has to offer. We would love to hear from you so here is a helpful link where you can read about all the things you can do in…"
Mar 11, 2009
Gerri replied to A's discussion 'Lantus or Regular? Switch or Keep it?'
"How utterly frustrating! Does seem like it's worth talking with your doctor about changing to Levemir, or that you don't need basal at all since Regular does last longer. I often have the roller coaster effect after dinner. Perfect (or a…"
Feb 22, 2009
A replied to A's discussion 'Lantus or Regular? Switch or Keep it?'
"Well i feel if i take lantus and 30 mins later my number are higher than my body is telling me there is enough basel in the system. In the morning i can take lantus drink tea and eat light breakfast and do not have to take bolus and i get no spike.…"
Feb 22, 2009
Jo replied to A's discussion 'Lantus or Regular? Switch or Keep it?'
"im on lantus to help keep me from droping or spiking through the night... i hate my lantus i find that when i take it i have a harder time controling my sugars and my mood changes when i take it too....im goin in to talk about it with my endo... you…"
Feb 22, 2009
Gerri replied to A's discussion 'Lantus or Regular? Switch or Keep it?'
"Hi A, I'm Type 1 & on Regular & Levemir. I use Apridra also to correct highs. Have you tried changing the times you take Regular? I had to play around with when to dose because taking it the usually recommended 45 minutes before meals…"
Feb 22, 2009
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Lantus or Regular? Switch or Keep it?

I'm in a bit dilemma. My recent hba1c is 5.9 My fasting insulin is 3ng/ml notch below 4. My c peptide is 1.1. in the normal range. My TDD is about 24 units on regular insulin. When i stay on regular insulin my after meal spikes are about within 30 points. My fasting numbers varies from 85 to 115. My gad was 1.1 tested last year just notch above limit of 1.0. Recently i tried out Lantus, first at night started on small dose of 4 u and every time i injected i got spike in sugar after 30 mins of…See More
Feb 22, 2009

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At 7:28pm on March 11, 2009, Linda G said…
Hello!

I am part of the Welcome Committee and was just checking in on you to make sure you are aware of all that TuDiabetes has to offer. We would love to hear from you so here is a helpful link where you can read about all the things you can do in the community.




http://tudiabetes.com/notes/New_Member_Guide




I look forward to hearing from you again soon.
At 6:57am on December 22, 2008, Kat said…
Hi A, everything's normal or within normal range for me. I have a BMI of 19.9 & good cholesterol. However, when I eat a carby meal, my 1-hr postprandial goes through the roof (180's-200's) and it takes a few hours before it comes down to below 140 without meds. My A1C was 7.2 and my fasting 128 when I was diagnosed. So I'm taking Metformin 500mg/2x a day, diet & exercise. Plus diabetes didn't develop overnight for me, I was diagnosed as prediabetic 4 years ago. By cutting out all grains, most breads, pasta, fruits, I am now able to achieve "almost" normal BG's with metformin and a gazillion other supplements I am embarassed to take even take because I do not even know if they're doing me any good. How about you? Shots instead of meds?
At 10:09am on December 21, 2008, Kat said…
Just read your post on Type 3 diabetes - Does it exist? Sounds like me.
At 11:19am on May 4, 2008, Scott Strumello said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, A! Glad you found us!
At 11:18pm on May 1, 2008, Steve R said…
Hey A.. Welcome to TuDiabetes.
 
 
 

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