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Lanctus control

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by germansheppard234, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. germansheppard234

    germansheppard234 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi having real problem with holding blood sugars level . Constant low readings do u increase lanctus to keep it higher. Clinics useless ant get appointment for at least 6 months and even they can't get it rite and follow up appointments r another 6 months never had this wait when in manchester
  2. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Hello @germansheppard234 I take it you mean Lantus - which is your basal insulin ? What are you readings like through the day and are you carb counting and matching your quick acting insulin to carbs eaten?

    Constant low readings indicate you are taking too much insulin - so increasing either your basal/background or your quick acting insulin will make matters worse, you can try doing some basal testing to check if it's your basal insulin: http://www.salforddiabetescare.co.uk/index2.php?nav_id=1007

    If you 're not confident doing the basal testing and are struggling to see someone can you call your GP instead ?
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