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Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by RebeccaSmith, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. RebeccaSmith

    RebeccaSmith · Well-Known Member

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    Hey,
    My insulin doesn't seem to be working anymore. I keep upping and upping the dosage and yet my bloods are high 24/7. I was up practically every hour last night to go to the toilet and injecting a unit of humalog every other hour just to try and keep them lower - yet they never went below 12.

    I'm taking 10 units of lantus (basal) before bed and approx 4 (breakfast), 6 (lunch), 10 (dinner) of humalog and my average on the machine is now above 10. I keep going up and up and am doing about 4 correction shots a day.

    Really don't know what's going on. The only thing I can think of is that at the dr's last time I went, my blood test showed up red for liver function. The nurse said it was nothing to worry about, and that my high cholestrel was the biggest concern. (i'm only 18 and I really don't eat badly...how the heck did I get high cholestrel anyway??)

    Would contact the hospital but i've just been moved from peadiatrics to the adult clinic and my appt isn't until Febuary 2011, and I go on holiday at 2am Tuesday so don't have time to go to the dr's..to be fair, half of them know nothing about insulin and diabetes anyway and just say 'go see your specialist.'

    Any advice would be ace, thank you.
     
  2. peecee

    peecee Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd get it checked out at the hospital/doctors asap, especially if you're going away on holiday, the last thing you want is to be ill and out of the country. Going to the toilet that much could indicate some sort of urine/bladder infection, which could also explain your high blood sugars! A few hours at the hospital/doctors today or tomorrow would give you peace of mind to enjoy your holiday! :)
     
  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Rebecca,

    As Peecee says, go along to your local casualty or emergency doctor service. You will no doubt have ketones in your urine running such high numbers for so long, which can lead to ketoacidosis which is potentially life-threatening, so best that you get checked out and get those bg numbers down asap.

    Nigel
     
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    jopar · Well-Known Member

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    If you've ruled out stress, infection bumping up your bg..

    Have you tried a new cartridge of insulin? New cartridge of insulin might improve matters..

    Have you tried checking that your pen is doseing correctly?

    Have you checked your Ketones?

    If they are not coming down, I would pop along to A&E, if you feel unwell, start getting stomach pains or being sick get down as quick as possible..
     
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