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Old 10-22-2011, 04:12   #11
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Unfortunately, there is no prick-free meter - you need to test with a drop of blood.

I have a needle phobia, it's fairly severe, and can tell you that I got used to pricking my finger. I use a lancet that has a drum of needles (made by Accu-chek, the multiclix) so I don't need to handle them individually. I never see a needle, and do use a new one often so I barely feel the prick.

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alright i think i need to rush to a drug store now to see their prices and by myself one for my use.

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Hello Everyone!

I was just diagnosed last week with type 2 and being treated with oral medications. But 2 days after medication at night my body and hands is shaking i got headaches and now i always hear ringing noise in my ear.

The drugs that was given to me are:

Metformin HCL 500mg (2x a day)
Lodulce (Glibenciamide) 75mg (afternoon only)
Clovix (Clopidgrel) 75mg (evening only)
Simvastatin 20mg (evening only)

I am planning to seek second opinion to another doctor.
When my BGs starting coming down from the 400's into the normal range, I had tremors and chills. It felt like I had the flu. I was even walking around all day with a blanket wrapped around me because I just couldn't seem to get warm inside.

The ear ringing thing - I actually had that when my BGs were out of control - way too high. The medication has made it become less noticeable.

Just wondering - why did your Doc start you on so many different meds all at once. How could he ever tell which ones were giving you side effects or if they were even needed?

I thought most started with Metformin only.

I know my Doc started me on Metformin and Insulin, but that was because my blood tests showed that I wasn't producing enough Insulin.

Just wondering.

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How's your Blood Pressure?

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Boy did I have a weird situation occur last evening! I had taken my insulin (bolus) according to my bg number, plus added about 2 units to cover any extra carbs I might eat. Well one hour after eating my bg was 112...perfectly acceptable. Before I even hit the two hour mark, I started feeling really bad, so I took my bg and it was 47 I was in a full out hypo state...sweating profusely, trembling, heart racing, vision blurring, just feeling horrible! I ate some candy (I know, where was the glucose tabs?) that was handy and afterwards I'm thinking I over did it and my sugar was going to skyrocket. I felt better after about 20-25 minutes, however about an hour after that started feeling really bad again. I was afraid to test because of all the candy I ate, but did anyway because I was freaking myself out. Tested and I was at 74! So, I ate some smarties candy (like 4-5 pieces) and my sugar would not come up! It stayed at 74 for quite a while, and then I got sick...in the bathroom....I think they call it a "sugar dump" or "stomach dump". I was feeling pretty bad...stomach was in turmoil, intestines were in turmoil, and my sugar still wouldn't come up! This of course is all happening between say 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. I had to wake up hubby because I was nervous that I was going to need a trip to the ER if things got worse. But, after a little bit my sugar finally started coming up and the stomach and intestinal thing calmed down. And, of course, woke to an astronomical number this morning, even after taking basal insulin and nothing in my system since it made it's exit quite quickly the night before. What fun! This is the absolute down side of being diabetic.

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Been there!! When I check my bedtime level, I try to make sure I am over 120 Slightly. I take dose of Novolin N then. Most of the time I am ok for the night. If below 120 at bedtime, I can sure get real low. Luckily it wakes me up. I have tabs to take, but I also keep a bottle of the Little Bear Honey available. The kind shaped like a bear. I tip it up and suck on it like a baby bottle

Problem is when you are low....Stopping at the right amount is hard because the taste of sugar is soooooo enhanced.

The feeling is horrible, but my wife has been there to hold my hand and rub my head. I like that.

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Boy did I have a weird situation occur last evening! I had taken my insulin (bolus) according to my bg number, plus added about 2 units to cover any extra carbs I might eat. Well one hour after eating my bg was 112...perfectly acceptable. Before I even hit the two hour mark, I started feeling really bad, so I took my bg and it was 47 I was in a full out hypo state...sweating profusely, trembling, heart racing, vision blurring, just feeling horrible! I ate some candy (I know, where was the glucose tabs?) that was handy and afterwards I'm thinking I over did it and my sugar was going to skyrocket. I felt better after about 20-25 minutes, however about an hour after that started feeling really bad again. I was afraid to test because of all the candy I ate, but did anyway because I was freaking myself out. Tested and I was at 74! So, I ate some smarties candy (like 4-5 pieces) and my sugar would not come up! It stayed at 74 for quite a while, and then I got sick...in the bathroom....I think they call it a "sugar dump" or "stomach dump". <snip>
OK, this really has my attention. (Firstly, let's express our happiness that you turned out to be OK!) Just exactly how can something like this happen? If I take the right amount of the right insulin to match the food I'm going to be eating, what could interfere with the metabolic process? Very disconcerting. I know this whole thing is harder to control than an angry, greased pig, but still...this kind of story kind of wigs me out. Renee knows precisely what she's doing, does the right thing time after time after time...and then THIS happens? Approximate carbs Y + approximate insulin X is supposed to = approximate bg Z, or so I've been led to believe...so what could have happened here?

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I know what you mean NotBubba! My 1 hour number was really good. I did not do anything strenuous or activity-wise after dinner other than carrying a basket of clothes up from the basement to fold. I had done a few hours worth of yard work earlier that day, so maybe a delayed reaction to the exercise then? I don't know, but that 47 popped up very quickly. By the time I started feeling the low, it was already way beyond a slight hypo...47 is scary. And then after all the sugar I ingested for it not to come up and start going low again was even more scary! I don't think I've ever been that worried that something was definitely wrong. Thank God I came out okay, because damage can be done to your internal body with highs, but lows can send you into coma's and death! I don't usually overreact when it comes to my bg's, but this was down right scary.

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Since I don't know sic 'im about using insulin, I'd like to ask some of our insulin-dependent members to chime in here. Could this could have anything to do with the sliding scale?

Sliding scale insulin use: myth or insanity? [Am J Med. 2007] - PubMed - NCBI




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