... I'll lay it all out here and hope people aren't mean...
I'm 26 and got diagnosed 6 mos ago with type 2 diabetes after a regular bloodwork said my a1c was like 11.5% which I was told basically sucks.
I have agoraphobia and don't leave my home and weigh approx 360lbs. My a1c is 8.9% now. I weighed about 400lbs when diagnosed, but I was eating a lot more.
I have a very... (5 replies)
... The difference between Novolog70/30 and Novalin 70/30 is that the novalin is 30% Regular instead of Novolog. Regular acts for 2-4 hours longer than Novolog, but much of that time is added on at the end of the action period. Regular should be injected about 45 minutes before meals. I inject it as soon as I get up in the morning, before I shower and get dressed. ;) (1 replies)
... switching from Novalog to Novalin because my job dropped the insurance. ... (1 replies)
... It sounds more to me like your insulin to carb ratio is incorrect. If you are finding that the insulin is not peaking quickly enough, try using rapid, rather than the humalog. Some folks find a difference. But first I would try to adjust the ratio. If you need extra insulin and you don't go low later, you aren't taking enough in the first place.
Cora (12 replies)
I've had Diabetes for 24 years, I'm 33....wow, that just hit me. I've been a pumper for the past 11. Not quite sure what to tell you about your immediate problems with your post-meal highs. But, what I can tell you is this. Bug the heck out of your nurse, endo, and diabetes educator to get you on the pump ASAP. Basically, what you're doing now with the carb... (12 replies)
... Heres the problem, im using novalog and it doesnt seem to be fast enough to lower my blood sugar. I have a extremly odd diet. Im a very skinny person and eat almost about every 1 and a half. ... (12 replies)
... n and my sugar is way too high. This is the 4th day on this pen and I cannot seem to get my numbers down. I'm not eating any different but have even added more Novalog to try and get them down. ... (0 replies)
I just recently started using this instead of Lantus, and have a couple questions. Since starting the Novalog, I feel so bloated and full all the time. Does this have anything to do with Insulin? I didn't feel this way with Lantus but of course Lantus didn't lower my numbers enough
Currently taking 15 units Novalog 70/30 in the AM and 10 units in PM. Feeling... (3 replies)
... U of Novalog in am if FBS is above 200. ... (1 replies)
... For me, I was put on insulin in early August. I'm taking Lantus and Novalog. I can't remember one from the other atm, but the slow-acting insulin that I'm to take before bed was changed from 6 units to 12 because my morning fasting numbers are still high in the mornings. They did that after about 2 weeks. I went back last Wednesday, and since it was still a bit high, they... (5 replies)
... try 'a basal insulin' like Lantus or Levemir. This is a once a day that works on your fasting numbers only. I use both a basal AND a fasting acting insulin like Novalog or Humalog which I take with meals. It give me a little more freedom of choice as to what carbs I eat. ... (10 replies)
... rmal 3 weeks of a antibiotic course. It's like I need to up my Lantus dose from 6 units to almost 10 to keep the same level of fasting control. And a little more Novalog with meals too. I've actually still stayed active through the sickness but there ARE limits when you have bronchitis.. ... (3 replies)
... I started Victoza in addition to being on novalog and lantus on April 1 2011. So far so good at the 1.2mg dosage. It sure has evened my BG readings out. And the best part is the appitite suppressing side effect. ... (2 replies)
... does the Dr have to prescribe this and i wonder why they havn't yet for me,I take two shots of Lantus totaling 140 units.And I take any where from 25 too 40u of Novalog up to 4,5, times a day before meals according to my blood sugar readings dosage scale. ... (7 replies)
... Yes, please ask your doctor to get you changed over to Lantus for long acting and Humalog or Novalog for short acting. It's alot easier to manage even though it's not always keeping the numbers down. How much exercise do you get? ... (13 replies)
... crstlph5: You shouldn't have to go into the hospital for a high or a low unless it's a really extreme situation where one has sent you into a coma. You don't want to get to that point, and shouldn't if you're managing things well enough. You should have a glucagon prescribed for you. Do you have one of those? It comes in a red case. It's a needle filled with glucose that... (13 replies)
... my dr. has me taking 35 u of novalog before each meal and 45u. of lantus at night . I am averaging taking 105 u of novalog and 45u of lantus a day. ... (4 replies)
That's a whole heck of a lot of insulin. I'm assuming, since you mention you're also on metformin, that you are overweight and suffer from insulin resistance as well? It may be that you need that much insulin due to your size, but I'm wondering if you could possibly be having some lows, too, that you don't recognize and, therefore, you might be having rebound... (5 replies)
... thanks to all that replied, Iam presently on 50u 3x daily of novalog also 70u am of lantus including 80u pm of lantus, I take metformin 2x a day 500mg. I take avalide fo high blood pressure also. ... (5 replies)
... Good morning all :),
My name is Donna. For many years I was taking 1,000 mg of metformin 2x a day, plus 5mg of glyburide 2x a day. But recently they just seemed to stop working. I went to our family Dr. and he put me on the bottled insulin with the syringe. Does anyone else use this? My husband Mark has been out of work for several months now and we have no Insurance.... (2 replies)