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How much Insulin you are taking? Just curious

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by edmundozeta, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Fenn prebolusing is when you inject insulin in advance of eating so the action of the insulin coincides with the action of the meal.

    Timing of insulin is personal to the individual and the food type, and is usually a case of trial and error and safer when done with use of a CGM type device for close monitoring.
     
  2. Fenn

    Fenn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    oh... doh! of course! thank you

    yes I do :)
     
  3. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    @Roseanne01 are you just on mixed insulin? Asking for basal bolus may help and give you food choices that suit you.
     
  4. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    How are you getting on @david1968?
     
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    Mep Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's important to do what works for you. :) People shouldn't be pushing anything on to anyone as firstly they are not medically trained and do not know what your medical needs and circumstances are. It's a work in progress to find what works, and it's very much an individual journey. I've tried quite a few things since being diagnosed in 1998. I'm now dealing with quite a few health issues and I'm simply not able to please them all including diabetes at times. All I can do is my best.
     
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    sammymore Type 2 · Newbie

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  7. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    On 800cals I drop to 74units of triple strength basal. 25units of Novarapid x3.

    It was 92 of triple strength basal and 40x3 bolus.
     
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    Roseanne01 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m on lantus and novo rapid. Recently dropped trulicity And Metformin. I’m seeing my endo on Monday for support. My heart has now recovered so I can exercise but my kidneys are dicey. So it’s going to be trial and error. Finding around 20u lantus pre sleep, and between 25 and 15u bolus seems to work. My diabetes still responds to exercise really well, so getting my fitness back so I get rid of the 10k's I’ve put on since my pacemaker implant. Going to keep updating on here, it’s all such an experiment.
     
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    Roseanne01 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I've had dilated cardiomyopathy but my heart is now great, renal failure and various bits and pieces. Balancing it all especially during big my heart recovery has been hard. But I actually worry about low carb and the impact on kidneys and liver. Just have to be less sensitive. Thank you.
     
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