From Karachi, Pakistan:
I am currently taking Glucomet plus (2+0+1) with Glucobay 50 (1+0+0). I recently started taking 10 units of insulin at night. My fasting blood sugar was 164 mg/dl [9.1 mmol/L] and was the same two hours after eating barley porridge. Today, my fasting blood sugar was 184 mg/dl [10.2 mmol/L] and I think this is a bit high. How long do I wait until I need to adjust my insulin? How often should I check my blood sugars?
You need to discuss with your physician as to what your treatment goals should be. I would agree with you that 184 mg/dl [10.2 mmol/L] is too high in the morning. I would usually use a number around 120 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L] as your pre-breakfast goal. The insulin can then be increased in small increments until you reach the target. Yes, it will take some time. You need to find out from your physician how much to increase and how frequently to adjust. It is not unusual to try a dose for a week or so at a time before making further changes.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:04
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.