He has type 2and is on insulin. JUst home from the hospital after having his middle toe, right foot amputated. We will be seeing a podiatrist and hope to avoid this in the future.Hello there, welcome aboard! What yype of diabetes does your husband have? Type 1, or Type 2? What does he do to try and have good control?
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Hi Richard. He takes Humalog 75/25, 55 units 3X a day. Last A1C was 10. Since last week when hospitalized for toe amputation the Lunch time dose was added.His blood sugar has been good so far. He had been having high morning readings, 200 or more. We think the infection may have been causing the high sugars.Having good control of his diabetes and not running high blood sugar is the secret to avoiding further complications. Insulin should provide the kind of control he needs. Be patient, it takes awhile to adjust to insulin. What kind(s) of insulin is he using? Does he take a dose of fast acting before each meal and snack? If so, does he determine the dosage by counting the number of carbs he is going to eat? Most insulin users use carb counting to get the best possible control.
What is basal/bolus?The 75/25 is not the best insulin for good control. i used to use that and i had many highs and lows, mostly highs. Have him ask his doctor about basal/bolus control. That is how I started havin the great control I have now. Using an insulin has also helped me very much.