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i am a new diabetic and keep getting low blood sugar if i take

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i am a new diabetic and keep getting low blood sugar if i take a small amount of insulin
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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Customer:

hi phil i got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 4 weeks ago i started on 6 units of apidra 3 times daily but it was to much so we have lowered it to 2 units 3 times daily and 14 units of lantus once in the evenings every time i take my insulin it lower my sugars to much i even stopped my lunch time injection i am quite active all the time i am 32 and my weight is 11 stone what do you recommend i have n appointment on wednesday with my specialist what do you advise me to do thanks daniel

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Hi Daniel

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are you sure you are type 1

Dr. Phil, MD :

?

Customer:

thats what i think phil i recon i am type 2 its the weekend now so my hospital is closed they only said it was type 1 because of my symptoms at the start on the 4 of last month but as time has gone on the insulin is to much my bloods were 7.8 this morning then i had a small breakfast and within 3 hours my bloods were 6.5 so i had a apple and half a flapjack and about 75ml of lucozada and they are 9.0 10 mins ago

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay I agree

Dr. Phil, MD :

you need to ask the specialist to test you for type 1

Dr. Phil, MD :

you need to ask for an insulin and c peptide level

Dr. Phil, MD :

If you are type 2, then you can take oral meds not insulin

Dr. Phil, MD :

in the meantime, drop your lantus down

Dr. Phil, MD :

I would go down to 7-10 and see how it goes

Customer:

yes i will do should i leave my apidra tip i speak with the nurse tomorrow?

Dr. Phil, MD :

you could either drop the lantus and continue apidra or just drop apidra and continue lantus

Dr. Phil, MD :

your choice

Dr. Phil, MD :

I would probably just stick with lantus only and forget apidra until you talk to nurse

Customer:

okay ill drop the apidra because thats what drop my bloods most would you say i was type 2 with the information i have gave you?

Dr. Phil, MD :

It certainly seems like it

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes

Customer:

cheers ***** ***** very much for your time oh one more thing does metforer stop your bloods going to low?

Dr. Phil, MD :

metformin?

Dr. Phil, MD :

well it doesn't cause hypoglycemia

Dr. Phil, MD :

but it does lower sugars

Customer:

ye thats the one haha sorry

Dr. Phil, MD :

no worries :)

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Customer:

yes thanks very much take care

Dr. Phil, MD :

thanks Daniel

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