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I am diabetic type 1 and my last reading was' at 20.00.I am

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i am diabetic type 1 and my last reading was 'Hi' at 20.00.I am type 1.
JA: How long have you had diabetes? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: 4 years. I am 81 years old and am taking Novomix 30
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about diabetes?
Customer: I am on a course of steroids for a chest infection as I have COPD i think the Novomix is compromised due to the hot weather and i took a pen out of the fridge at 18.00bf
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no I don't think so

Hi, thank you for getting in touch. I'm sorry to hear about what's been going on. Being on steroids is known to increase blood sugars and this is common and expected while you are on them. Likely the best step is to slightly increase the dose of insulin you're taking while you're on the steroids. What dose do you currently take?

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Customer: replied 11 days ago.
my reading at 18.00 was 31.5 and i thought this was due to the steroids and increase the dose to14 units from 12
my reading early this morning was 25 and I increased the units to 16 from 12 .
This is the reason I think the insulin pen is compromised.

I hope that helped and you feel better soon. All the very best.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thanks feel better already
Blood sugar level coming down after extra 8 units
Aileen

Good on you! All the best again.