Diabetes :: Type 1 - High Glucose Readings While On Insulin

Apr 7, 2007

Having continual high glucose readings whilst on insulin? If I take enough insulin overnight I still have a high morning reading, usually about 17/18. If I reduce my overnight insulin, I still have a high reading

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High Risk Pregnancy - Diabetes Type 2 ? Insulin Requirements?

I have type 2 diabetes and I am pregnant. I need to know about pregnancy insulin requirements. Some of my friends tell me I need more insulin and other tell me I should stay the same. Is there anyone out that is pregnant or was pregnant that has/had diabetes type 2? I'm a little concerned about this and not sure what to do. My husbands tells me I'm a worry wart especially about my pregnancy but I don't think he realizes that being diabetic and and being pregnant is high-risk business.

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Diabetes :: Type 1 & Type 2 - Insulin And Metformin?

So I am a type 1 diabetic where I take insulin injectables for my insulin needs.  I have taken shots for as long as I remember, well now I am 15 years old and my mom is diabetic.  I see that she takes pills for her diabetes.  She says she is type 2 diabetic.  I want to know why she can take pills and I have to take shots?  She is on Metformin so I would like to forego the shots and take the pills. 

I would like the effects of the Metformin so I know how it would help me with my diabetes.  I want to start on it as soon as I can.  I would be able to go places without having to take a shot all the time.  I need to go to somewhere private and leave my friends when I do my shot. 

With the medication I don't have to do that.  Does anyone know about Metformin and can tell me about the side effects and stuff? 

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Metformin In Type 1 Diabetes? Along With Insulin?

I’m a type 1 diabetic and have been since I was 10. I got it after I’d had a virus so have been using and injecting different insulins since then. But recently my doctor has suggested that I start taking metformin cos I’ve had a few problems keeping my bloods okay over the past few months. I thought you didn’t need metformin if you were a type 1 diabetic – I thought it was just for type 2’s?

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Diabetes Type 1 And SR Metformin Along With Insulin?

I have a doctor who wants me to take SR Metformin . I am a type 1 diabetic and I already take insulin.  When I was 6 I developed it.  I have taken shots since then.  Now that I am 25 my doctor wants to see of Metformin will help me.  I am a bit overweight and not skinny like I was in childhood.  He thinks I will benefit from this pill.  What do u all think?  Is it a good idea to be on a pill along with the insulin I take?  I don't know if anyone else who is type 1 does this too.  It would be nice to know if I can be ok on both.  What is SR?  I have heard of Metformin but never with the SR in its name.  I hope someone knows about this.  I have a friend in Maine that has type 1 but doesn't need any pills to go along with his insulin. 

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Diabetes Type 2 :: Insulin Sensitivity And Resistance


I have symptoms of Type 2 and insulin resistance, including reactive hypoglycemia (RHG) as shown by the lab results below. I also have poor lipid values (bad LDL/HDL), low SHBG and a resulting testosterone deficiency that started in my teens. Both my mom and sister have PCOS.
2 hour OGTT results:

Fasting glucose, insulin: 79 mg/dL, 2.5 uIU/mL

75 g glucose, then (glucose, insulin):

+0:30: 116 mg/dL, 35.0 uIU/mL
+1:00: 83 mg/dL, 17.5 uIU/mL
+2:00: 56 mg/dL, 6.4 uIU/mL

A1c: 5.2% (weird, if my blood sugar is so "normal")

* highlighted = out of lab range

My insulin looks very low. Are these low numbers for insulin? If so, why would I get RHG from insulin so low?

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Diabetes Type 1 And Metformin Or Insulin - What's The Difference?

I am a 18 year old and I have been a type 1 diabetic all my life, pretty much.  I have been on insulin as long as I can remember and I was wondering about getting off of it and taking metformin.  Or maybe not take as much insulin and take metformin to replace the insulin I don't take.  It would be great to not have to take insulin as it cuts into my activities and my life.  I hate to inject myself before every meal and it gets to be a pain.  I would think that after all of the technological advances we have that type 1s can't have the option of taking a pill.  What gives?  What's the difference between taking insulin and taking a pill other than that a shot is painful? 

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Diabetes - Type 2 :: Invokana Mixed With Metformin And Insulin

Is anyone controlling their bs with JUST metformin? I was recently told I needed to take invokana mixed with metformin and insulin. I had not been taking my metformin like I should so my readings were a bit high. But now that I'm regularly taking my meds, I'd like to know who is also and what keeps them within range. Avg bs 170s. Help cuz I don't want to take the others

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Safe To Get Pregnant? Type 1 Insulin Dependent Diabetes

I am thinking about getting pregnant.  I have type 1 insulin dependent diabetes.  My mom says I better not get pregnant or I will die from carrying a baby.  I think that is bogus.  I don't see women dying on the news from diabetes, or do they and we don't hear about it?  I will do anything to have a baby.  My boyfriend is very supportive as are my friends.  I am afraid to say anything to my doctor because he might say somethign about it to my mom.  I am 20 years old and my mom can't stop me but I want to make sure that I can carry a healthy baby.  Any one know taht for sure?

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Menopause And Blood Glucose Levels (Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosed)

I am wondering if anyone else going through menopause has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes that only began with the onset of menopause?  I have never had an issue with BGL's until the start of menopause, now they are out of whack and Dr has diagnosed me with Type 2 diabetes.  I don't agree with this diagnosis as my gut feeling is that it is all related to the menopause and hormone regulation through the liver.  My question is if anyone has had this experience and did BGL's return to normal after menopause.  I am not on any medication, trying the diet and exercise thing first (mostly because I am in denial about the whole thing)


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Pregnancy :: Weight Gain On Insulin Pump - Diabetes Type 1

I am about 34 weeks pregnant and type 1 diabetic.  I am wearing an insulin pump for insulin therapy while I am pregnant.  So I have a question.  I am concerned about insulin therapy by pump. I heard that patients gain a lot of weight on a pump.  I do not want to get any fatter than I am.  What can I do to prevent getting fat?  I walk up and down the street but since it has gotten cold, I don't do that anymore.

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Diabetes - Type 2 :: High Blood Sugar After Breakfast

I have diabetes type 2 and i take 3 pills of diamicron 30mg before start eating breakfast . I eat 1 cup of milk and 2 brown toast and today i test my blood sugar before taking my oral medication it was 216mg/dl (very high i know I'm doing my best to lower it) and after 2 hours i do the test again and it was 324mg/dl now I don't know if the oral medication stop working for me or something else.

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Diabetes :: Type 1, Sugar Level Is High At Night

My husband is 80 years old and has type 1 diabetes now it is found to be difficult to control his blood sugar level especially at night. when he goes to bed, sugar level is 17 mmol and in the morning his blood sugar level has dropped to 3 mmol.  This problem occurs only in night time. 

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Anxiety :: High Blood Pressure Readings At Doctor Visits

Anyone else have really high blood pressure readings at their Drs. visits? I cant seem to shake it when i'm in there .... turn red and get all nervous and today she took it and it was 150/90....so she tried again in a few mins and it was 135/90.

When i was in the ER the last three times (ugh) it would start high but then after Ativan or Xanax it would drop back to normal .... I'm all worked up now over this, and nervous. Anyone else have this happen?

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Can Insulin Levels Be Checked During Glucose Tolerance Test?

I'm finally going to have a 5 hour glucose tolerance test done. I've always told doctors that I am not willing to take the test. I just didn't want to go through the week or two of suffering that will follow. Does anyone know if insulin can be checked through the duration of the test? Is it common to have insulin levels checked during a GTT?

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Pregnancy :: Gestational Diabetes Related To Type 1 Diabetes In Children?

I'm scared that all the sweets I crave and eat throughout the day will cause me to have GD.

but even worse, I'm wondering whether that could cause my baby to be born with type 1 diabetes? what are the effects of GD on the baby?

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Fertility? Linda Pinkham Products For Type 1 Diabetic On Insulin Pump

Type 1 diabetic on an insulin pump and I'm thinking of using Linda pinkham products but not sure how to use a them, do you recommend it. Plus I'm 35 and wanting to have a baby. How can I know when I'm ovulating, when to use the product?

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Diabetes :: After Metformin And Before Insulin

I've been on Metformin for several years now and my doctor is thinking about putting me on insulin but he says there are other drugs he can administer before we get to insulin. So, my question is what comes after Metformin and before Insulin? I've been really comfortable with Metformin and I feel rather awkward about taking in new medications. Has anyone had this happen and what did you decide to do about it. I'm really scared about insulin cause I've heard some bad things about it.

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Diabetes :: How To Keep Insulin During Hot Weather

I'm new to this diabetes thing. I was diagnosed a little over six months ago. There are so many things you have to remember. Summer is here and it is really getting warm outside and I know I have to carry my insulin with me. So, what do I need to do about my insulin & hot weather? I know I have to keep my insulin in the fridge at home and room temp is okay for the day but it is really get hot outside. How do I keep my meter, insulin and insulin strips protected?

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Gestational Diabetes Glucose Test Necessary In Pregnancy ?

Is a gestational diabetes glucose test necessary in pregnancy? I am 31 weeks haven't had one yet or told by a midwife

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Diabetes - How Exactly Does Alcohol Affect Blood Glucose?

I have never had any alcohol before (I am a minor). But I am wondering, how exactly does alcohol affect blood glucose? Alcohol itself, not just sugary alcoholic beverages.

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