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Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Feb 11, 2013. 20 Replies

I've been a Type 2 for 10+ years. I inject 42 units of insulin each night, and take 1000 mg of metformin twice a day as well as 2 mg of glimeperide at dinner time. In the past, I've felt glucose…Continue

 

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Feb 14, 2013
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Feb 14, 2013
Zoe replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"The reason you were probably feeling low when your meter read around 120, DiabEric, is because you had been much higher for a long time. "I don't start to feel lows until I am below 70". That is because numbers higher than that are…"
Feb 11, 2013
DiabEric replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"I was diagnosed a little over 5 years ago, and was told my A1C was off the scale. During the 1st year the few times that I felt lows, my meter was reading around 120. The past month or so, I finally started getting a bit of control and see more…"
Feb 11, 2013
gma replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"I don't have a medical "team." :-) Just an Internist. She's actually against the bariatric surgery. I'm not doing the gastric bypass, but the gastric sleeve, which isn't nearly as drastic - and certainly no more…"
Feb 11, 2013
gma replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"I told my doc that I didn't think metformin was working for me anymore, but she assured me that it is. You must've been reading my mind, because that was another question I was considering posting on here. Used to be, when they first put…"
Feb 11, 2013
lotsofshots replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"Those are some interesting questions you have there. My answer to them is who really knows for sure? I think that being extra careful with food and medication is a good idea. Losing all extra weight is a good idea too. The less insulin the better,…"
Feb 11, 2013
christy replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"I in my personal opinion of other's I've seen on metformin, I think its a nasty drug. Works well in the beginning, but tends to give out. Personally I don't think they treat type 2 aggressively enough. They let type 2's go a VERY…"
Feb 11, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"So as the wise people in this forum have told you, when you spend time with a low blood sugar, you will become accustomed to the low blood sugars and you can become hypo unaware. You won't feel it and it can become dangerous. Sure, you can…"
Feb 11, 2013
Shahenda replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"1) SOMETIMES THE HIGHS CANNOT BE FELT BUT ONLY IF THEY ARE LOW HIGHS (200s) AND WHEN THERE'S NO KETOSIS .. HOWEVER THE LOWS ARE USUALLY FELT . BUT THEN AT A CERTAIN POINT I HAD DAYS WHERE MY BG WAS 30 AND I DIDN'T FEEL THAT I HAD A LOW ..…"
Feb 11, 2013
gma replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"The insulin I take is Lantus - 42 units at bedtime. I may have a surgery date this week, so the time for finding an Endo and actually getting in to see him or her is short. I have peripheral neuropathy, and some symptoms of gastroparesis, but when…"
Feb 10, 2013
christy replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"Wow if you are undergoing bariatric surgery I'd want someone really on top of my medications and what they are doing. I've heard of type 2's having the surgery and because of the drastic decrease in food intake, quickly having a major…"
Feb 10, 2013
christy replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"Have you thought you might have some gastroparesis issues? I have symptoms like that when my gastroparesis is acting up. I drop VERY fast and have the hardest time bringing it back up. I knew I was in danger the other night, and I knew as fast as I…"
Feb 10, 2013
acidrock23 replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"If you aren't feeling the lows, that would be indicative of hypoglycemic unawareness, which can be a problem as you can transition from a moderate low you don't perceive to "check out time" really quickly, if there's insulin…"
Feb 10, 2013
still_young_at_heart replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"I think you should. You're on insulin plus two other drugs and your internist doesn't seem to have much exposure to patients with lows. Endos treat lows very seriously and that will be appropriate for you especially while you recover from…"
Feb 10, 2013
still_young_at_heart replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"If you are beginning to have frequent and especially persistent lows you might need to adjust your medications. I'm Type 1 so I can't provide that much help but when I start having trouble with lows, I start to cut back on my…"
Feb 10, 2013

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Type 2 diabetes
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June 15, 2002
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.1, 1/30/2013
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Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 3:08pm on February 14, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GMA!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 6:19am on February 14, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 2:08am on February 14, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 6:15pm on February 10, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

You could ask in the main forum. It will get the most responses there. Please don't be shy. That's one of the reason this site exist, to answer questions. Go ahead and post a question there you'll find lots of folks that want to help.

At 2:35pm on February 10, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes GMA!

At 7:49pm on January 31, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

So glad you have joined us gma. This place has so much to offer. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions.
I see that you are T2 taking shots. If you are insulin dependent you might want to visit this group
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/insulin_dependent_type2
or if you are on Byetta or Victoza there are groups for those meds that you can find here.
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/Group_Categories
Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 12:29pm on January 31, 2013, Marie B said…

hi gma, welcome to TuDiabetes! Let me know if you have any questions about our community. Here's a page with many links for new members.
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/Navigating_TuDiabetes

At 6:14am on January 31, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 3:55am on January 31, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home gma!!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:31am on January 31, 2013, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
 
 
 

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