... Novalog 3x's? And lantus 52units at bedtime is it normal?
Usually dosages are based upon blood sugar measurements, which can be done instantly by inexpensive blood glucose meters.
Using insulin should result in keeping his blood sugar levels within normal limits.
Please talk to your doctor and make sure your finace is utilizing a Blood Glucose Meter at least prior to and 1 hr after each meal and snack.
Madhup Joshi, MD
Yes, I agree that glucose meter readings are essential so low blood sugars or very high ones don't happen. The high ones can be controlled with more R insulin. The low ones need sugar right away and the meter testing is every fifteen minutes and more sugar until the person is in normal range again. Both conditions are dangerous.
When a person goes low they are unable to speak or communicate well. They may go into a rage of frustration because their need to be helped cant be said. Therefore as his fiancé, you should know all the facts about his disease and be ready to help should it be needed. And if he does get angry or frustrated, just remember it isn't about you. He is frightened and wants treatment. Took a while for my family to understand. If it does not come down or go up to a safe level, never hesitate to use the ER.
Often there are classes to go to get more information at your local hospital or clinic. talk with his endocrinologist about it. A general physician doesn't have as much expertise in this. And this is for life.
I can't answer about the doses you are saying because I don't know what type of insulin (N or R) and what the usual rate is for the other med. sorry. Call the doc. Keep track of blood sugars in the little book with the meter. And go forward. All will be well once you guys get the hang of it.
Please ask more questions if you would like. Karen
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