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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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are you sure you are type 1
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
okay I agree
you need to ask the specialist to test you for type 1
you need to ask for an insulin and c peptide level
If you are type 2, then you can take oral meds not insulin
in the meantime, drop your lantus down
I would go down to 7-10 and see how it goes
yes i will do should i leave my apidra tip i speak with the nurse tomorrow?
you could either drop the lantus and continue apidra or just drop apidra and continue lantus
I would probably just stick with lantus only and forget apidra until you talk to nurse
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?
It certainly seems like it
cheers ***** ***** very much for your time oh one more thing does metforer stop your bloods going to low?
well it doesn't cause hypoglycemia
but it does lower sugars
ye thats the one haha sorry
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