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Adjusting Lantus

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Sep 9. 2 Replies

This is my first month on Lantus. I started with 10 units each night, and slowly moved up to 20. My blood sugars in the AM have been over 120 each day since I started Lantus. This AM they were 165,…Continue

Tags: BS, lowering, Lantus

Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,

Started this discussion. Last reply by sdkate Sep 4. 28 Replies

I will admit I am a stubborn person when it comes to what I think I need and want. For Over 20 years I weight over 250 lbs. Even before my diagnosis, I started eating low carb meals, 30,15,30, 15 and…Continue

Tags: exercise, carbs, health, weight

Please answer me quickly......a little nervous

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Sep 2. 8 Replies

Need a quick answer.....I'm just learning to inject Lantus....and tonight as the needle went in I moved and the needle I have a red line where the needle went, I am thinking, and it's…Continue

Tags: injection, burning, burn, lantus

Fasting readings, when and how soon?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Roy Aug 13. 12 Replies

I suppose I should know the answer to this question, but I'm unsure, so I"ll ask the experts .... you. I was told when I started Lantus a week ago to increase it 1 unit each morning that my FBS was…Continue

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sdkate replied to Debbie Anderson's discussion 'Struggling with losing weight and my type 2.'
"Since we have long found out -- well many of us--- that our diabetes although the same is very different depending on our bodies reaction to how we treat it. I have "slightly" given up on telling people what they "should" do, as…"
6 minutes ago
sdkate replied to MarinaTheBetes's discussion 'diabetes and emotional trauma'
"I doubt that this is much different from what I have already read, but for my 2 cnets, here it is, I disavowed any connection with my "D" for three years, before I started to think more positively about doing something. That was 12 years…"
Sep 30
sdkate commented on TimmyMac's blog post 'Fear of Needles'
"Guess I must....but that doesn't mean I don't see "stupid" people.Some even diabetics still believe that it's a disease of the "unclean". I must have done something very terrible to be a diabetic."
Sep 21
sdkate commented on TimmyMac's blog post 'Fear of Needles'
"Thanks for resharing this. Every once in awhile, we have to be reminded that we've all been through the same things, just at different times in different ways. Being a 15 year diabetic, but a new insulin user.....I don't find anything over…"
Sep 21
TimmyMac replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"I actually made a blog post about this subject back in June. I'm the type of person who will try to be discrete about it. (test under the table, shot in stomach, etc.)…"
Sep 21
acidrock23 replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"Thanks! I'd carted the idea around in my head for years! The top hat was like a daybeforeattenPM add on I stumbled upon online!"
Sep 21
Georgia boy replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"Wow. That's a neat one. I like that."
Sep 20
Tim replied to sdkate's discussion 'Adjusting Lantus'
"SDkate, Give your insulin treatment some time. Like you, I was on 4 different meds to control my BG. I have been on meds since I was first diagnosed in 2005 as a type 2. Eventually for me, the meds where doing more harm than good. No matter what I…"
Sep 9
Brian (bsc) replied to sdkate's discussion 'Adjusting Lantus'
"You don't know dose of Lantus will be required to establish a proper basal dose. You just need to work with your doctor to figure that out. I would not be surprised if you needed more than 20 units, possibly much more."
Sep 9
sdkate posted a discussion

Adjusting Lantus

This is my first month on Lantus. I started with 10 units each night, and slowly moved up to 20. My blood sugars in the AM have been over 120 each day since I started Lantus. This AM they were 165, but I've been as high as 235. My last A1C was 6.5 (don't ask how I did that, I have no idea) I used to be on Janumet and Amaryl, but thankfully no more Amaryl.....and now just Janumet 500/1000 twice a day. So, by this point I would have expected that my sugars would be evening out, diet is about the…See More
Sep 9
sdkate replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"Zoe, please read above. Nothing irritates me more than not being heard or read correctly. So please forgive me if I appear gruff, BUT, my eating or not eating the dietician's number of carbs a day has NOTHING, I repeat NOTHING to do with the…"
Sep 4
Zoe replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"I agree. I certainly sympathize with and agree with not allowing white coats to determine our care when we are doing fine managing it ourselves. However, a study is a study and requires clean data, meaning the old "smile and nod" (and do…"
Sep 4
JohnG replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"If your not going to fallow there instructions....DROP OUT OF THE STUDY...your just addingnone compliance to there numbers. I'm 62 and believe it or not I have pretty much figured out how I'm going to live and deal with my Diabetes...yes I…"
Sep 4
Pastelpainter replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"Because when I followed the diet I was given my CDE complained bitterly about my6 high bsgs and I got upset and refused to go see him. I surmise now he thought I was telling lies about following my diet. In fact it seems to me that T2s are not…"
Sep 4
sdkate replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"I have to wonder WHY we have to deceive our professionals as many have said they do, why can't we be open and honest with them, about how WE are treating OUR "D"? It somehow seems like, I don't want to say wrong, like bad, but…"
Sep 3
Kathyann replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"kind of like my endo tells me not to increase my Lantus when my BGs show I need to. I smile and nod and increase the Lantus anyway. She's happy with the numbers but has no idea how I got them"
Sep 3

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It will be all right soon --- ***spoiler***

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 5:59pm 0 Comments

Someone please define the word "soon" for me.I guess I don't know what it means, except not just now. To be very honest, this is not going to be an upper for anyone, but a way for me, hopefully to put my massive feelings down, and send them off into space...but then I don't hold out much hope for that happening either.

Life is sucky right now. Being 61, on disability and medicaid is for this…


Just a thought

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 8:24am 1 Comment

I just picked up my new diabetes alert bracelet. I got lucky and got a 2 for 1 special, so now my husband has one too. :) Then I got to thinking, this one is like a watch band with a two inch ID like band on the front, It opens up and has two stickers for me "This person is a diabetic, check card wallet for info" and "This person has severe allergies check wallet for info". On these cards is all the important info…


My friends are driving me nuts

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:30pm 6 Comments

.When I was diagnosed 13 years ago, I did NOTHING about it for two years. Don't ask why changed my mind, I just did. I've had several friends who have ignored their diagnosis, recently, and it drives me crazy. I have given them the name of the BEST CDE we have in the area, they have either made appts and then done nothing, or skipped out, wasting his time. I see their health even this early going down…


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At 7:52am on March 6, 2014, Lloyd said…

Hello SDKate,
I'm Lloyd, your almost neighbor. I live in Twin Brooks, just outside of Milbank, I'm T2 for 20 years, pumping for 7 years.


At 7:09pm on September 27, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…
It is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thanks for being my new cool friend
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At 5:47am on August 13, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Kate, I also have severe depression. I have found that something my therapist told me does work. She said, keep in the back of your mind, it will go away. I have found that so comforting. Yeah, the fog will lift. It is just a matter of time, so I have learned to laugh, because, in the end I will win. That seems to help me, because every time I have overcome its devastating effects. So my motto, hah try you might depression, I will win.

At 6:37pm on August 12, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

SDKate congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:10pm on December 27, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabets Sdkate!

At 7:08pm on December 26, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn 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 even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

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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!!!




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