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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Sparklebrightisright62, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. Sparklebrightisright62

    Sparklebrightisright62 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have taken my 16 units of novomix half an our ago and ive just tested bs again 24.3 same as it was before i took it why hasnt it gone down i dont understand it should be lower by now.
    (Why hasnt it worked)

    Its supposed to work in 20 mins.

    Sparklebright62.
     
  2. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, I'm not sure how novomix works but I use novarapid and although that's referred to as generally taking around 20 minutes to work, what I think they actually mean by that is that it starts to work after 20 minutes, meaning your levels do not immediately drop dead on 20 minutes, sometimes mine don't start to drop after insulin for up to an hour, it all depends. x
     
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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When your blood sugar is very high it increases insulin resistance, so it takes longer for the insulin to work to reduce your blood sugar. Maybe test again in an hour or two.
     
  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi Sparklebright,

    The trick is to keep testing. Your Novomix 30 appears to be a blend of fast acting & a longer acting basal.
    To be quite frank you might not see a turnaround for about an hour, maybe 2? Let alone a drop to an acceptable level.?

    What time did you have tea? & what was it? I notice you posted nearly 2 hours ago. What are your BGs now?
     
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  5. Sparklebrightisright62

    Sparklebrightisright62 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My bgs went down to 14.6 then went down to 12.1 after a further 2 hours so suppose i need more insulin.
    Wont get to check in with diabetes nurse till next week but i have lost more weight which i think is good.


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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Sounding promising.. What were they this morning?
     
  7. Sparklebrightisright62

    Sparklebrightisright62 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi to all

    This morning they were 12.1 i checked earlier after tea i had boiled egg & a bit of s cream they were 24.4.
    Hopefully gone down by now i will check.

    Sparklebright62.
     
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    Sparklebrightisright62 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi to all,

    Just checked an hour later 26.4 how did that happen!!!!!! this is confusing and i have been to sleep 2 already......

    Sparklebright62
     
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