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T2s on insulin for steroids

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by xfieldok, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    I can understand how that could fry your brain. It'd certainly challenge my patience. :(

    I don't have any wisdom to offer you, but just wanted you to knowyou're not forgotten.
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Beware of the accuracy of the freestyle libre. My freestyle libre was giving false hypos overnight. I set my alarm and checked with a finger prick, every hour between 2 am to 6 am and found it was 2 mmol/l above what the libre was reading. Every libre is different. My new freestyle libre is overreading.
    Good luck with your insulin-steroid journey.
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's probably the nature of the beast. I don't have ready access to the specialist nurse and don't see her until 22nd. Thought I had cracked it with a couple of days between 5 and 8, then it all went pear shaped.
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, yes I always finger prick when it shows low.
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Saw the Specialist DN on Monday and she is happier than I am with my numbers. If I take my eye off the ball, the steroids seem to take a grip and don't let go. This recent hot weather is also impacting numbers. Sometimes nothing makes sense.

    I am getting better with using my alarm for checking, but often I don't catch it in time.

    I have been told how to bolus for the odd illicit Chinese so not all bad news.
     
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