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Just started insulin injections, but they don't seem to work

Posted by @rlmac27, Jul 11, 2016

After 18 units in a single day with basically no food and my levels barely dropped. Next day tried it with food same thing barley dropped. Cant get below the 300 mark…Any suggestions? This is my first time with insulin injections

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YOU DID NOT INDICATE WHAT TYPE OF INSULIN U R TAKING. 15 UNITS OF
SOME

TYPES IS *MUCH TOO LITTLE.*

Hi @rlmac27 and @ujeenjack – welcome to Connect! I’m tagging @johnwburns, @tomgrinley and @saucy, as these members have discussed their experience with managing diabetes. I also encourage you to check out some information on diabetes management from Mayo Clinic: http://mayocl.in/1ieibM2.

@rlmac27, have you consulted with your physician regarding this? He/she may have additional tips to help you manage your levels. Can you also share with the group the types of food you’re eating? Your diet is very critical to effectively managing diabetes and a few members may be able to provide some insight around that.

My doctor was shocked when she saw my A1C drop from 6.1 to 5.7 in 3 months! I was on a low carb diet but after reading about fructose malabsorbation I cut out fruit and high fiber protein bars. I eat mostly proteins and low starch vegetables. All the foods I have been told to cut out for acid reflux like coffee and wine ect, really had no effect. I was always told to eat fruit and grains,turns out that was what was causing the reflux and rise in blood sugars.My doctor admitted that most doctors don’t have time to deal with nutrition. I suggest reading the book, it has changed my life. I no longer get foot and leg cramps or retain water weight, I sleep better and people tell me I look well rested!! This effects 30 percent of the population.

@alysebrunella

Hi @rlmac27 and @ujeenjack – welcome to Connect! I’m tagging @johnwburns, @tomgrinley and @saucy, as these members have discussed their experience with managing diabetes. I also encourage you to check out some information on diabetes management from Mayo Clinic: http://mayocl.in/1ieibM2.

@rlmac27, have you consulted with your physician regarding this? He/she may have additional tips to help you manage your levels. Can you also share with the group the types of food you’re eating? Your diet is very critical to effectively managing diabetes and a few members may be able to provide some insight around that.

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I had “pre-diabetes” for a while so my PCP was monitoring me closely. When I crossed over into diabetes she prescribed Metformin ER in the AM and regular Metformin at bedtime. That has, so far, managed my diabetes well and I have not had to consider insulin.

The injector has Humalog Kwiki Pen
Insulin Lispro. As you can see I am very new to this. I just started last week with the injections along with taking Metformin ER. I was talking with a couple of co-workers who are type 1’s and they told me it took a few different types of insulin before they found one that worked for them. Just feel terrible and looking for answers.

@alysebrunella

Hi @rlmac27 and @ujeenjack – welcome to Connect! I’m tagging @johnwburns, @tomgrinley and @saucy, as these members have discussed their experience with managing diabetes. I also encourage you to check out some information on diabetes management from Mayo Clinic: http://mayocl.in/1ieibM2.

@rlmac27, have you consulted with your physician regarding this? He/she may have additional tips to help you manage your levels. Can you also share with the group the types of food you’re eating? Your diet is very critical to effectively managing diabetes and a few members may be able to provide some insight around that.

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U DID NOT SAY WHETHER U R TYPE 1 OR 2.

U SHOULD BE TALKING TO YOUR DIABETES SPECIALIST, NOT DOING THESE POSTS!

I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THAT TYPE OF INSULIN. a READING OF 300 IS HIGH!

U SHOULD ALSO BE CHECKING YOUR Hb1AC every 2-3 mos. and your KIDNEY FUNCTION! YOUR CREATININE IS THE INDICATOR TO LOOK AT TOO.

@rlmac27

The injector has Humalog Kwiki Pen
Insulin Lispro. As you can see I am very new to this. I just started last week with the injections along with taking Metformin ER. I was talking with a couple of co-workers who are type 1’s and they told me it took a few different types of insulin before they found one that worked for them. Just feel terrible and looking for answers.

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JUST CHECKED THE MAYO CLINIC FOR LISPRO: IT IS A FAST,SHORT ACTING FORM OF INSULIN AND IOT’S USE NEEDS TO BE MONITORED.

ASK YOUR DOCTOR FOR ANOTHER FORM, MAYBE HUMALOG 50/50. WITH OR WITHOUT LISDPRO.

BEFORE I USED HUMALOG. BEFORE/JUST AFTER BREAKFAST AND SUPPER, I USED A DIFFERENT FORM WITH ALL 3
MEALS AND ALSO SOME LONG ACTING FORM. USING HUMALOG 50/50 WITH ONLY TWO MEALS WAS THE ALTERNATIVE UNTIL NOW. I NOW ADD ABOUT HALF OF MY REGULAR DOSE WITH LUNCH TO REDUCE THE BIG JUMP IN GLUCOSE
BETWEEN LUNCH AND SUPPER. I ALSO TAKE SOME HUMALOG WITH A SNACK, SAY BEFORE BEDTIME.

@rlmac27

The injector has Humalog Kwiki Pen
Insulin Lispro. As you can see I am very new to this. I just started last week with the injections along with taking Metformin ER. I was talking with a couple of co-workers who are type 1’s and they told me it took a few different types of insulin before they found one that worked for them. Just feel terrible and looking for answers.

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MY VALUES HAVE BEEN ABOUT 200 OR MORE FOR OVER FOUR YEARS AND MY KIDNEY FUNCTION STARTED GOING DOWN IN 2012 OR MAYHBE 2011! I AM NOW IN STAGE 4 OF CKD AND HAVE HAD NEUROPATHY SINCE EARLY DECEMBER.

Hi rlmac27!! So happy you decided to join Connect. Sorry I did not see your post till today!! 🙁 Diabetes is so tough and ever changing. So looks like a new diagnosis for you. May I suggest the attached link for some great information as well as a close follow up with your dietition. If you have not seen one yet I highly encourage it. I am not diabetic but our patients are all seen by our dietitian. Diabetes cannot be treated just buy one or the other you really have to have collaborated approach in treating it. Hope this helps and praying you are feeling better soon. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-diet/art-20044295

@alysebrunella

Hi @rlmac27 and @ujeenjack – welcome to Connect! I’m tagging @johnwburns, @tomgrinley and @saucy, as these members have discussed their experience with managing diabetes. I also encourage you to check out some information on diabetes management from Mayo Clinic: http://mayocl.in/1ieibM2.

@rlmac27, have you consulted with your physician regarding this? He/she may have additional tips to help you manage your levels. Can you also share with the group the types of food you’re eating? Your diet is very critical to effectively managing diabetes and a few members may be able to provide some insight around that.

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I am doing all that you list with my doctors and still no luck. Guess i need to look for a specialist

The body responds to the rise in blood glucose levels after meals by secreting insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. Insulin lowers blood glucose by increasing the rate that glucose is taken up by cells throughout the body. Declines in blood glucose can cause the release of adrenalin and cortisol by the adrenal glands. If there is a chronic imbalance in blood sugar, it can cause a state of insulin resistance. This is when insulin is being constantly released, but it’s just not able to do its job.

It is important to avoid foods that cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels. Refined sugars, white flour products, junk foods and other sources of simple sugars are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, causing a rapid rise in blood sugar and severely stressing blood sugar control.

You may need to consider talking with your health care provider about pharmacogenetic testing http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/center-for-individualized-medicine/drug-gene-testing.asp

This will take the guess work out of your process & eliminate unnecessary use of medication that will not be effective therapies other than causing organ damage.

@rlmac27

The injector has Humalog Kwiki Pen
Insulin Lispro. As you can see I am very new to this. I just started last week with the injections along with taking Metformin ER. I was talking with a couple of co-workers who are type 1’s and they told me it took a few different types of insulin before they found one that worked for them. Just feel terrible and looking for answers.

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Who R YOUR “DOCTORS”?? U need an Endocrinilogist or NP IN DIABETES!

@rlmac27

The injector has Humalog Kwiki Pen
Insulin Lispro. As you can see I am very new to this. I just started last week with the injections along with taking Metformin ER. I was talking with a couple of co-workers who are type 1’s and they told me it took a few different types of insulin before they found one that worked for them. Just feel terrible and looking for answers.

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This is my last attempt before I go see a specialist. They have put me on Invokana as well as Metformin. We will see.

@dawn_giacabazi

Hi rlmac27!! So happy you decided to join Connect. Sorry I did not see your post till today!! 🙁 Diabetes is so tough and ever changing. So looks like a new diagnosis for you. May I suggest the attached link for some great information as well as a close follow up with your dietition. If you have not seen one yet I highly encourage it. I am not diabetic but our patients are all seen by our dietitian. Diabetes cannot be treated just buy one or the other you really have to have collaborated approach in treating it. Hope this helps and praying you are feeling better soon. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-diet/art-20044295

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I do not know the original problem and did not see original posting. Have an endocrinologist check levels of Insulin in blood and leptin too.

Today’s New York Times Science section has an important article on Fay Metabolism,Leptin and other chemicals affecting Diabetes type 2, Fat, and Obesity. Two new chemicals were found to affect fat storage ,etc.

Also, Invokana may not be advisable if your kidney function is low, as mine is (23).

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