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Adjusting Lantus

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jest Aug 31, 2011. 7 Replies

I currently am at 22 units of Lantus and I low carb (30-50 carbs a day). I am finding that my morning BGL's are in the 60's 2 hours after eating (2 hardboiled eggs, 8 oz V8 juice for a total of 10…Continue

C Peptide

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jest Sep 17, 2011. 9 Replies

I just had my C Peptide retested and here are the results:June 2010: C Peptide 3.4 (range 1.1-4.4) BGL 91 (low carbing for 3 months before this test was done on 34 units Lantus) A1c: 6.3August 2011:…Continue


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Jest replied to Heather's discussion 'Treatment Frustration'
"Sounds like insulin may be helpful for you but if you have doctors that won't treat you responsibly, perhaps it is time to find a new doctor?"
Mar 18, 2014
Jest replied to LemonJuice's discussion 'Insulin'
"You make a good point."
Mar 8, 2014
Jest replied to LemonJuice's discussion 'Insulin'
"Interesting. When diagnosed I was put on lantus and met. It has been very effective for me; however, to make it work, I eat less than 30 gms of carbs a day. Like you said, I do have to eat sometimes even if not hungry or I go low (<60) and there…"
Mar 7, 2014
Jest replied to LemonJuice's discussion 'Insulin'
"Dave says, "ADVICE: You doctor is probably going to suggest you just start with a long-acting like Lantus or Levimir, 1x a day. This is the standard protocol these days, and it is completely wrong." Why is this completely wrong. Not that I…"
Mar 7, 2014
Jest replied to Cindy's discussion 'statin drugs'
"A raise in blood glucose levels can be a side effect."
Mar 24, 2012
Jest replied to Craig's discussion 'Being Diabetic is your own fault?'
"Don't know how you would know to do something about it when in my case, I was never told I was prediabetic. I went from nondiabetic to full fledged diabetic with no pre."
Mar 24, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Jest
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Jest... Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)"
Mar 22, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for Jest
"Happy Birthday, Jest!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Mar 22, 2012
Jest replied to Ariel Stephani Schielke's discussion 'Guilty Pleasure'
"A big hot out of the oven cinnamon roll with lots of melted butter...thank goodness I am not good with dough so this doesn't happen but once a year."
Sep 18, 2011
Jest replied to Cathy Jacobson's discussion 'Would you ever ask to be put on insulin, why?'
"I am type 2 and take Lantus and Metformin. I have been able to continue losing weight with the Lantus. Lantus or a basal is great for the fasting bgl. I never want to give up my Lantus...LOL"
Sep 17, 2011
Jest replied to Jest's discussion 'C Peptide'
"So I saw my endo yesterday for my yearly thyroid scan (funny to scan when there is not thyroid--it was removed due to thyroid cancer) and I talked with her about my diabetes. She said I am her star patient in that area. She thinks my low carbing is…"
Sep 17, 2011
Jest replied to Jest's discussion 'C Peptide'
"I try to eat less than 30 gms of carbs a day but realistically that can't happen everyday because of life so I do for sure stay under 50 gms a day. You probably have to adjust your Lantus up more."
Sep 17, 2011
BadMoonT2 replied to Jest's discussion 'C Peptide'
"Here's a couple of links to explore to see if low carb may be something you want to try. BloodSugar101 and the Bernstein Group here on tuD"
Sep 17, 2011
Jest replied to Doris D's discussion 'Gasterprosis'
"My son has gastroparesis, not from diabetes but rather another health condition. He has been on Reglan and for a year had to have tube feeding (a GJ tube). the Tube feeding worked the best. He seemed to get better and got off the tube, now when it…"
Sep 6, 2011
Jest replied to Jest's discussion 'Adjusting Lantus'
"Thats what I am thinking, a split dose may be the solution."
Aug 31, 2011
justgeo1 replied to Jest's discussion 'Adjusting Lantus'
"I take a split dose of Lantus and do pretty well, but I also take Humalog to cover meals. I'm also on Amaryl and metformin to help me keep my BG's under control. Myabe if you tried a split dose or injecting at different times of the day,…"
Aug 31, 2011

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At 7:27am on March 22, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Jest...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 5:35am on March 22, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Jest. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 12:55am on March 22, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Jest!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 12:56pm on March 22, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Jest......
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 5:40am on March 22, 2011, Doris D said…
At 5:53pm on June 24, 2010, The Diabetic Welfare Queen said…
Yay, good to have ya here. :)))
At 5:55pm on June 16, 2010, Linda G said…
Welcome home Jest!

Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
At 5:20pm on June 16, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Jest!
At 4:56pm on June 16, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY JEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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