A1C went up....

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uniquelyme
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   Posted 5/17/2010 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok...I know I'm gonna get reemed but here goes.... I was DX'ed with Type 2 March of 09.  My first A1C was 12.5 and my blood levels were running aroung 280-350.... Now, after a year and after having my levels run anywhere from 160-300 and my A1C actually went down to 7.5....I'm now having problems with my meds....last week my level was 198 and my A1C went up to 9.7.....  I have been taking Metformin Er and Glipizide for most of the year....now I am having tummy troubles and want to stop taking the pills and start taking regular insulin... I started taking Lantus 7 months ago starting at 15 units at night...I am up nto 70 units at night with no help it seems.... I go back to the Dr. on the 24th and that's when I am asking to take insulin and stop taking the pills....What do you think?  He upped me from 60 units when he got my latest A1C results...
 
I read an article in Diabetic Living magazine that talks about how taking insulin early on is ok....with T2 Diabetes....my Dr. has been against it from the start, but I'd rather take a couple of shots a day and get my blood levels down then keep taking these pills and getting sick every day....
 
I know that most people would rather not do shots of insulin, but not me.  That seems like it would help me better then the shots.  And I already take so many pills each day for other health issues that getting rid of a few seems like Heaven to me...
 
So???????
 
Me

I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
 
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/  30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1700 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning and bedtime
Lantus 50 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
Byetta 5 mcg. 2X daily                                                                   

 


Joan123
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 191
   Posted 5/18/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I was started on Lantus upon diagnosis and love it. I wouldn't give it up for all the oral meds. in the world! So, yes, I understand you wanting all insulin. Now I do take 500mg metformin twice a day which is pretty standard with Lantus; however, you may do better with Lantus and bolous insulin which can be adjusted to your numbers/eating throughout the day. I can't understand why some drs. are so against insulin? My husband has been diabetic for 15 years, takes a ton of oral meds and byetta, his numbers are no where near as low as mine. That brings up another point, byetta is injected twice a day...how is that much diff. than insulin (in regards to injection meds) and all his meds make him feel nauseated half the time...sorry, got off topic a bit but I do have a problem with drs. who see insulin as the last resort and those are the same one's who tend to use them as a threat with their patients. I don't know if I can help you any but I understand how you feel and I think you make some good points. I am all for all insulin! (even with the metformin but not any other ones)
Joan
 
History of Hashimoto's Thyroid Disease and Thyroid cancer.  Treated with surgeries and RAI.
Type II Diabetes diagnosed April 2010
Meds:  Lantus, Metformin, Levothyroxine, Lisinipril w HCZ, and Lasix.
 


LanieG
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   Posted 5/18/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Rhonda, your doctor isn't an endo, is he?  Maybe it's time to see a specialist.  Many type 2s are put on a combo of insulin and other meds.  You're taking 3 diabetes drugs and your blood sugar is still too high and you run the risk of organ damage.  The other thing is: diet.  If you're not eating a healthy diet of low carbs to help control your blood sugar, then I don't know what else to tell you ....
confused
Lanie
 
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diabetes controlled so far by exercise and a low/no carb diet


uniquelyme
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1037
   Posted 5/19/2010 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I was taking Byetta along with Lantus and the other meds for about a week...it made me throw up daily, but I didn't mind because it was helping my numbers and my weight....but my Dr., who is a PCP, said to stop taking it. I loved it....So, now with my numbers on the rise again I really want to try regular insulin.....I mean, what's the big deal? My oral meds aren't helping me so why not try something that will.... My Dr. is a little...no, a lot on the eccentric side...most patients don't like him././ but I do. But I think I need to see a specialist...he just does was most Dr.'s do and goes the standard way...I need something else...and he forgets what meds he has me taking....

Me.

Thanks for the support and help.....and NO my diet hasn't been that great...
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
 
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/  30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1700 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning and bedtime
Lantus 50 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
Byetta 5 mcg. 2X daily                                                                   

 

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