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Old 07-27-2013, 23:21   #1
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GDay All

I am currently on.

95kg/45year old

500/1000mg Metformin
20 units Lantus
Low Carb Diet

My readings are as follows,

05h00 9/10
10h00 11/15
12h00 15/17
15h00 11/12
17h00 9/10
after 5km walk on treadmill 7/6
2hrs after dinner(Lantus & metformin) 11/12

So my question is this. Will a short acting insulin work?

What I am thinking is this, if Lantus does not work, why would a quick acting insulin work. I really do not mind taking insulin. Just want to be in the range of between 4-7.

Cheers, and thanx...

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In my experience adding quick acting insulin worked immediately and well. The 2 things act differently. Lantus is a slowly released background insulin that deals with with fasting blood sugar. Bolus insulin (such as rapid) act quickly and last a shorter time to deal with mealtime blood sugar rises.

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Thanks, I am not sure why the Dr did not prescribe a Bolus Insulin? My pancreas still produces insulin according to my bloods, I eat little or no carbs at all, take metformin1000mg , 20 units of Lantus and still my levels are at 9-15.

I know I have to loose the weight, its just so hard. I have no sugar, no carbs or very little carbs, walk run 5km on a treddie and still nothing..... Oh well

Will make appointment with Dr again, more money....I think I alone pay his for his holidays.

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I started taking Lantus 3 years ago, my problem was that I was following the standard accepted diabetes diet,and then some .

My BG readings were all over the place like yours. I changed to the 70/30 Lantus mix last year...same thing except I started having low sugar events at night

Five weeks ago I changed to the LCHF diet and started fast acting insulin. 22 pounds lost and average BG of 110 (6.1)

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Now that's what I am talking about. See I believe that once I get my levels down to the accepted range, then I will start to loose weight as well. In my mind it works like this.

If you keep having that coming down from a high to low feeling(15-9), your body believes that it needs nourishment, hence the eating. But if it is constantly at the correct levels you wont have that high to low feeling.

I do not know if that is how it works or not but, that's how I think.....

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Has your Dr given you the go ahead to up your Lantus in small increments until you get your numbers more steady? Have you tried split dosing it? When I took it I had to split my dose. I took 14u at the time and took 7u at 6am and 7u at 6pm.

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Lantus is a Looooong acting insulin it works for 24 hours (for most of us)

If you take enough lantus to lower your after meal numbers you WILL run verry low BG between meal times.

a quick acting insulin lasts 3 - 5 hours. and will lower your BG only for that time so it works well to counter the BG rise from carbohydrates. (see below)

ALL CARBS raise BG

what do you eat?



I'm sorry but what is
9/10
11/15
15/17
11/12
9/10

AS far as I know BG is only 1 digit to the right of the "." IE 11.1

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9/10
11/15
15/17
11/12
9/10

These are my blood sugar levels. from 9 to 10, from, 11 to 15. and so on.

so this is what I will have in a day.

07h00--2 eggs in a whole-wheat wrap
10h00--cold meat and cheese wrap/ or a kransky sausage
12h00--chicken/meat and mixed veg(carrot,peas,corn)
15h00--pistachio nuts or pork crackel(no carbs)
17h00-- meat/chicken and salad or mixed veg

I know it seems like a lot, But always hungry.

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Whole wheat wrap...No.
Don't know kransranky sausage. What does the wrapper say about carb count?

No carrot for most, NO peas, and corn

Carbs make you hungry. They call for their buddies, so that's why you are hungry!

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No the Dr has not given me the go-ahead, I weigh 95kg and it works to aprox 20 units on the pen. the only thing I am doing different is I am taking it both in the mornings and at night, for about a week now. Still no reduction in levels.

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