my daughter will be starting insulin again ("honeymooning"for last year) and i would like to be informed on how this conclusion is made.I have to make sure that she has been dx correctly and if so what tx are available to her besides both levemir and novolog. a one shot before meals approach instead of the 2 MEDS EXTRA STICKING IN THE TUMMY LEG OR ARM STRESS.Is the corrective dose schedule used for all insulins? She is developmentally delayed and non ambulatory, cannot speak but otherwise appears to be a healthy teenage girl (she is 25) i know there is other insulins and mixes i just want to make the best decision to keep her healthy ( and keep me healthy too im a widow her only caretaker ) thank you for the blessings of anyone who can/will answer thank you so much .Invaluable!
Hello. It is most important for you to work with an endocrinologist. He will help with your monitor readings and find what will work best for her. If she doesn't like the shots he may well keep her on tablets. Which ones and how much is rather experimental. How she reacts, if her pancreas is completely not working, and so forth. The NPH is a long term insulin which keeps blood levels even and may be given in the morning and before bed. The other meds depend on how she fluctuates, her weight and so forth.
Best way to get an injection is the thigh for me. Extra thin needles are important. A pen is easiest. Testing works best for me on the finger. But not the tip. To the side of the nail. Use the finest lances you can get, a new meter which needs just a speck of blood and the whole process will be much better. You have been asking the right questions. I do hope that this becomes easier for you both. Karen
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