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Using Insulin help

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by Dontwanttoo, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. Dontwanttoo

    Dontwanttoo Type 2 · Member

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    I need some help please. I'm type 2 on Insulin and I've been prescribed steroids for a pretty nasty chest infection. My blood sugars keep going up and up. I'm over 20 presently and still raising. I've never been taught how to use my insulin properly. I take my fast acting before my big meal of the day and my slow acting once a day at the same time. Can I take my fast acting insulin solely to bring my sugars down or is it only for before food? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Dontwanttoo

    Dontwanttoo Type 2 · Member

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    Sorry this might sound like a stupid question but I've literally been told what I said and it's Saturday night and my sugars are raising and I'm panicking.
     
  3. sleepster

    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Dontwanttoo, I'd give 111 a ring, they'll be able to advise you what to do.
    Steroids will mess your bloods up good and proper though :nailbiting:
     
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