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Insulin

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by cush07, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. cush07

    cush07 Type 2 · Member

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    Hiya can someone explain what a correctional dose is?
     
  2. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    When your blood glucose is unexpectedly ( sometimes 'inexplicably') high, you take a correctional dose to bring it back it line.
     
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  3. cush07

    cush07 Type 2 · Member

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    Ok feel stupid now lol
     
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  4. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Don't feel stupid. It's a steep learning curve and we all start from different places.

    Be lucky @cush07,
     
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  5. cush07

    cush07 Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks a million
     
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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome @cush07 do you know what your correction dose ratio is? some people say 1u (of quick acting) will bring them down 3mmol, everyone can be slightly different.
     
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  7. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    And if you want to delve even deeper in to the correction it has been observed that the higher the blood sugar is the greater the resistance to insulin is and therefore you would need more......

    Before the pump, if I was above 17mmol, I needed 1 unit for every1 mmol reduction......

    But you wont need to concern yourself with that though.....;)
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No such thing as a stupid question
     
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  9. cush07

    cush07 Type 2 · Member

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    I'm on 10units of novarapid 3 times and bedtime lantus 20 units. It's always my evening numbers and am the are in the teens.
     
  10. cush07

    cush07 Type 2 · Member

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    Thank u
     
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  11. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Possible reasons could be:

    Lantus running out [if you take it in the evening]

    Your evening meal time insulin/carb ratio needs adjusting....

    It sounds like your on fixed doses so wont be actively carb counting or adjusting your doses but you will likely need more if you continue to see that pattern.....
     
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    prancer53 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    DON'T---we all have to learn.....!!!!
     
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