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Type 2 Insulin Types

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by 62Karen, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. 62Karen

    62Karen Type 2 · Member

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    Is there a Gide to what different insulin types do? I’ve heard someone talk about a long lasting insulin and something about altering dose depending on food (I’m thinking of eating out for birthdays etc)
    Advise welcome, I’m currently on Humalin I
     
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    62Karen Type 2 · Member

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    Should say I’ve been to diabetes page link but is there a more in-depth? I’m increasing at 2u every 3rd day but still high pre lunch/supper and steroid induced- which I’ve just had to increase
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I would say that the type of insulin you get would be down to your medical team. I was on humulin I and needed novorapid for corrections.
     
  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    With your current insulin. What is the advice given on the regime? We're there set meal patterns too?

    Sounds a little more rigid than the flexibility of MDI.
     
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    62Karen Type 2 · Member

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    I’m taking metformin 2 tab twice day, 160mg of gliclazide and now on 16u humalin I morning and supper time, I can increase humalin 2u every third day but my pre lunch/supper BG are 15-18 and it’s not dropping lower.
    Morning BG is averaging at 9 (8.4-9,9) so I’m thinking it’s not lasting until 6pm dose, think I need a larger or long lasting in morning and as I started on 10u, I’m thinking how long until I should ring and say can I try a different type? They are ringing me 2nd November but I wanted to do some reading up first so I can have info beforehand
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Certainly worth giving your team a ring. Has anything changed recently to throw your BG levels?
    Possibly diatary or activity levels? (Appreciated, the all the C19 ferlough mularky happening right now.)
     
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