... working. My doctor has had me on 12 units a bedtime, along with oral meds daily. Glucose are up in the 400s, doctor is yelling at me to get them under control and I have been doing everything I can, even starving myself. I am sitting here in tears because she upped the lantus to 15 units twice a day, and for the past 5 days, still no change. I am frustrated, tired, angry and want to give up and who cares! What should I do???
Find another dr. Oviously the lantus isn't working for you. Either that or the oral meds aren't but you need an evaluation fast since you're blood sugar is so high. Are you seeing an endocrinologist? Truthfully, I think I'd go to the er if I had a blood sugar that high, and all your doc did was have you take lantus twice a day instead of once. Something is going on and your dr is not finding out what. You could have an infection too. They drive your blood sugar up.
Definitely find another Dr. for many reasons... If you are not seeing an Endocrinologist Definitely fine one ASAP.
If you are seeing one currently then find another one.. It is Very dangerous to have your blood sugars in the 400's.
Are you taking the long acting Lantus ?
There are Many other medications that they can add to help you regulate your sugars.
I have had type 2 for about 5yr now & my primary Dr. treated me for it for about 2 yrs & he was treating me with Metformin & Lantus long acting & numbers in the high
200 numbers until I finally told him I wanted to be referred out to an Endocrinologist. As soon as he did my new specialist added Novolog short acting insulin. I take it 3x day right before my meals that helps control my numbers after I eat & also increased my Lantus & now my diabetes is under control.
So please start looking for Another Dr. to help you get your Diabetes under control.
And don't ever let a Dr. tell at you especially since it is His failure not to help you.
Best of luck, Kathy
I have type II diabetes due to medications I take for almost eight years mow. I just saw my Endo this past week. We use NPH Long acting for background control, this keeps big spikes in sugars from happening. Then we use the short term R for daily control, checking before meals.adjusting in a sliding scale.
Not everyone can take tablets for control. I happen to be allergic as I have a sulfa allergy. Injectable insulin in pen form works well.
My instructions are that blood sugars over 300 that do not respond to R injection after twenty minutes gets one more injection (per his scale). If after two hours it is still not down the emergency room is next. Very serious not to treat. Your tears make sense. Call your doctor, or the oncall doctor if you are still high. Personally, the damage my doctor says happens when over three hundred. Higher than that he considers dangerous.
By the way, starving messes you up more as it doesn't maintain a steady blood sugar. Eat whole grains, I also suggest Glucerna to drink as it steadies your sugars. Eat whole fruit, doesn't tend to raise sugars, and stay away from processed foods, white flour. You also ought to balance fat, protein and carbs. Protein with every meal or snack. Whole nuts like almonds are good. Cinnamon, dark, dark chocolate, never milk chocolate. Moderation is the key. Steady diet of small meals four times a day. Plenty of suggestions on the Diabetes website.
This is controllable. Change takes time and one needs to be consistent. The new Endo is your best bet. Keep communicating to the doctor. Get your money's worth out of them! Lol. Let us know how you are doing. You can do this and be much, much better. Karen
Have you talked to a registered dietician? They can help you learn how to eat. There are ones who specialize in diabetes. Defintely, you need to be seen by an endocrinologist not a GP or PCP. It is time for a specialist. You have to eat properly, not starve yourself. You have to learn what to eat and when and you may also need, as others mentioned, short acting regular insulin for better control after meals.
I was wondering how your blood sugars are running & if you have found an Endocrinologist yet. I am not sure what type of medical insurance you have. But I would suggest that you call your local hospital that is approved by your insurance.
They can refer you to an Endocrinologist.
Also most of the specialist recommend you to go to either a dietician. They also usually offer classes thru the hospitals that are a day long that goes over Everything you need to know about Diabetes. I went to one & they focus on All parts of diabetes.
You might check into all of this as soon as possible. Please give us an update on how you are doing. Take care, Kathy
I'm upset about this. I have type 2 diabetes and I'm taking lantus insulin because it has less side effects. My blood sugar jumped up and down, anywhere from over 300 to 220. I tried different fingers and one finger give me 350 the other 300. I think it's just a bunch of BS. Lantus helps control diabetes. It may work for some and it may not. Eventhough I changed my diet I don't see much result. Sometimes I wonder why I am taking it. One reason is to make my doctor and friends happy. But it does nothing for me except frustration injecting myself. Some people have different health issues and it's hard to expect miracles. Not all drugs will work period. I don't want to be a lab rat and start taking hundreds of different pills to find the right one. What's the point of increasing dosage if 20mg or 30mg does nothing to reduce my blood sugar.
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