My wife found Victoza to be intolerable. Is now on Novolog Mix 70/30 with no complications @ 15 units once a day. Does not appear to be adequate in that fasting readings are between 200-235. Have a call in to her Dr but was curious what the average dosage was. Thanx all!
28 May 2013
Hello ttburden. My instructions are that levels over two hundred for more than four hours after additional insulin is given per doctor instructions, are to be called into the available doctor and it will be decided to use ER or change insulin dosing. Is she getting R and NPH insulin? One R dose is not correct. One NPH dose is not sufficient wither. You have the wrong doctor or the wrong understanding.
Meter readings are done fifteen minutes or less before eating a meal. At that point the reading determines the dose to be taken, per doctor of R insulin (pens are the best). A base dose of NPH is taken twice a day, 12 hours apart to control fluctuations.
Has she read about the dangers of continued high blood sugars? Some happen very quickly, just depends upon the person and how long this was an issue before diagnosis. Blindness, neuropathy, loss of limbs, amputations. This is very serious and is to be handled As such. It might be helpful for you both to go to a diabetes specialist for diet and education. The doctor should be an Endocrinologist and seen regularly until this is under two hundred reliably and finally under 120.
Ask more questions if you have them. Am worried about her high levels and her lack of understanding what the results are. Surely her family and you want her to live a long life. Best wishes to you, K.
(No more snack foods and candy in the house. Make an agreement between the two of you, don't just throw them, ok?).
28 May 2013
Okay we can close out this thread. My question was hypothetical in nature and didn't mean to give the impression that I was looking for advice. A better way for me to put it perhaps would have been to ask that if anyone was using the NovoLog Mix 70/30, what dosage was given on the initial script and what was the initial reading. My wife is under the care of a physician and I was just curious. Thanx for your replies.
29 May 2013
You are ok in asking this question. My mom started on 12 units before breakfast and 12 units before dinner. She ended up being on 20 units before breakfast and 20 units before dinner. Your doctor will regulate her dosage as they do blood work to see where her blood sugar is. My mom is now in a nursing home. I think they do her insulin on a scale there. You are just concerned about your wife and that is a good thing. It will be okay. God bless.
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