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Meal time Insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Wittman Mar 1, 2013. 7 Replies

I was wanting to know it is normal to take a fixed rate of insulin or if its more common to be on a sliding scale. I have been seeing a PCP since November but should be going to see an endo some time…Continue

New to Insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stemwinder (Gary) Dec 12, 2012. 2 Replies

I am new using insulin I started about two weeks ago. I am taking 20 units of Lantus at bedtime. I was wondering how long it took to find the right dosage? I have only had two fasting blood sugars…Continue

 

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CJ D2 replied to Stemwinder (Gary)'s discussion 'Insulin pumps in patients with type 2' in the group Insulin Dependent Type 2
"Has any one had hard time getting a pump because of BMI being high?"
Mar 8
Scott A replied to CJ D2's discussion 'Meal time Insulin' in the group Needle Diabetics
"If you can, try to find a good endo. They're hard to find. I think C-peptide is important. It's good to know where you are at. Then they should run the immune system tests to see if you are really a type 1/1.5. Consider going low/lower…"
Jun 2, 2013
wildlypoetic replied to CJ D2's discussion 'Meal time Insulin' in the group Needle Diabetics
"Cut the carbs! I was eating what a dietician told me and miserable, then I met a new dietician. You can help prevent or you can treat. She recommends a carb neutral diet. It involves monitoring your meals and your reactions to them. The amount of…"
Mar 2, 2013
David (dns) replied to CJ D2's discussion 'Meal time Insulin' in the group Needle Diabetics
"IMHO the "sliding scale" is utter nonsense. Basing a bolus on your current reading alone is a logical absurdity. You have to consider both what your BG is, and what you are about to consume. To calculate a dosage strictly based on your…"
Mar 2, 2013
Brian Wittman replied to CJ D2's discussion 'Meal time Insulin'
"I don't know how much pumps cost. I think mine was around 6500 dollars and the supplies are around 175 dollars each month. My insurance is very good. I don't pay anything but my monthly premium. Most insurances have a co-pay. With a…"
Mar 1, 2013
CJ D2 replied to CJ D2's discussion 'Meal time Insulin'
"Are pump supplies a lot each month? Also I have heard pumps are over 10,000 does insurance cover a lot that? The insurance I now is good when it comes to covering stuff."
Mar 1, 2013
CJ D2 replied to CJ D2's discussion 'Meal time Insulin'
"Thank you very much Brian."
Mar 1, 2013
Brian Wittman replied to CJ D2's discussion 'Meal time Insulin'
"I think seeing an endo is a good idea. You probably aren't taking enough mealtime insulin to cover the food that you are taking in. It would be good to ask your endo for some carb counting advice, and an insulin to carb ratio. The endo will…"
Mar 1, 2013
Zoe replied to CJ D2's discussion 'Meal time Insulin'
"Sounds like your basal is too low as well. Good for you for going to an endo, as I'm sure it will help. But many of us find that books like Using Insulin and posting on here help even more! It's all about trial and error. If 36 units basal…"
Mar 1, 2013
CJ D2 replied to CJ D2's discussion 'Meal time Insulin'
"Thanks very much Zoe. My basal dose is 36 at bedtime when I get up I am around 160's - 190's. My PCP never gave me a correction. That is why I am hoping going to an endo will help. I will check out the book also."
Mar 1, 2013
Zoe replied to CJ D2's discussion 'Meal time Insulin'
"Neither one are up to date treatments. The best way to determine mealtime insulin dose is by using and Insulin to carb ratio (written I:C). That is, how many carbs does one unit of insulin "cover". That way you take the right amount of…"
Mar 1, 2013
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Meal time Insulin

I was wanting to know it is normal to take a fixed rate of insulin or if its more common to be on a sliding scale. I have been seeing a PCP since November but should be going to see an endo some time this month. I am taking 10 units of Novolog with each meal and I still having highs. When I say highs I am talking about 230's-320's most days. I have been trying to stay under or around 45 grams of carbs for each meal but there are times I know that I have gone over but I know that I have not gone…See More
Mar 1, 2013
GRBernard replied to CJ D2's discussion 'Meal time Insulin' in the group Needle Diabetics
"Hi CJ D2 - First off - I have NO medical credentials, just a finger sticker who HAS gotten my glucose level under control, so all I can do is tell you what I experienced. Like most diabetes related questions, the answer is "it depends".…"
Mar 1, 2013
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Meal time Insulin

I was wanting to know it is normal to take a fixed rate of insulin or if its more common to be on a sliding scale. I have been seeing a PCP since November but should be going to see an endo some time this month. I am taking 10 units of Novolog with each meal and I still having highs. When I say highs I am talking about 230's-320's most days. I have been trying to stay under or around 45 grams of carbs for each meal but there are times I know that I have gone over but I know that I have not gone…See More
Mar 1, 2013
CJ D2 joined JDavid's group
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Needle Diabetics

For diabetics on insulin via pens and syringes on fixed or sliding scale...
Mar 1, 2013
CJ D2 replied to jriccardi's discussion 'Referral & first endocrinologist appointment'
"I getting ready to go to my first endo in March. I have been going to a PCP. I found out in November that I had I had diabetes. I am on MDI and still not in control. So I can't help you on what it is going to be like but I share your anxiety. I…"
Feb 28, 2013

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New to Insulin

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 5:42am 2 Comments

I am new using insulin I started about two weeks ago. I am taking 20 units of Lantus at bedtime. I was wondering how long it took to find the right dosage? I have only had two fasting blood sugars that were under 200. I have been higher 200's when ever I test which I am sure is not a good thing. I guess the second question that I have do I need to ask about adding mealtime insulin or just the Lantus more time to work. I found out that I had diabetes November 13th 2012 and my A1c was 11.5.…

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At 1:15pm on November 28, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home CJ!
November 13th....2 weeks ago!! How's it all going?
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
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At 11:57am on November 28, 2012, catlover said…

Hi CJ D2- Welcome to TuD. We are glad you decided to join the community. We hope you like it here.

At 9:43am on November 28, 2012, Marie B said…

hi CJ, welcome to TuDiabetes! Let me know if you have any questions about the community, and feel free to join any discussions or the chat room any time.

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