A good friend of mine just found out he is a Type-2 diabetic. Sugars have been 200-300 & doctor just put him on novolog 70/30. 60 units in the morning and 40 units in the evening. Dose that sound high to anyone?
10 Feb 2011
That is a pretty big dose but it does sound resonable for sugars in the 200-300. Your friend should be aware of the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and have either some hard candies or glucose tablets on hand just in case he drops too low. It can be a matter of trial and error of what the right insulin dose can be in the beginning especially as he begins to change his diet and take better care of himself. Some symptoms of low sugar are dizziness, sweating, headache, hunger, shaking or trembling. I recommend a new diabetic take some classes on diabetes. He can find out where to go for this from his Dr or he might call his health insurance company. Some health insurance companies have programs for newly diagnosed diabetics.
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