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New to insulin

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by LynW1234, Mar 20, 2021.

  1. LynW1234

    LynW1234 · Newbie

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    New to taking insulin but not diabetes I've been put on 8 units of Humalin 1 twice a day. BG level on Wednesday begore Insulin was 23.3, astronomically high, BG level before breakfast today 7.6. Am worried it will keep dropping. Does it work that quick? Have a call with DN on monday so will ask then but thought I'd ask here to people that have been in the same situation maybe. Thanks
     
  2. Fruitella

    Fruitella Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I've been on the same insulin for several years now and was told to ensure the number before bed was around 8.5 which considering it should be lower than this 2 hours after eating always seem strange to me. However mine is usually lower nowadays but if you test late evening you can always eat something like a piece of toast if you feel that would give you confidence until you check with the DN on Monday. Keep your test kit by the bed and something for a quick carb fix in the unlikely event its needed - few jelly babies maybe.
    I used to have 8 at night and 4 in the morning but as I live alone now have moved this around for a few months so I know I am unlikely to go very low overnight.
     
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