did gucovance work better than insulin?

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   Posted 3/29/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Good afternoon,
I am new to lantus and novolag and i amstill getting high blood sugar readings...usually 250-300...However, I feel the Glucovance i was previously on worked better.  Did this happen to anyone else?  thanks   :)

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   Posted 3/29/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Michaela, I can't answer your question.  I hope someone comes along and can do that.  It's possible none of the members here have been on glucovance.  But I hope you can find meds to bring down those blood sugar numbers!  Do you see a GP or an Endo?

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   Posted 4/2/2009 1:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi:) OMG!! What are you eating?? Type 2? Novolog is a quick acting insulin which brings the BG down FAST. When I was on it right after I was diagnosed, I was told if I needed to use it at all to eat immediately after I took it. You might be like me and have to cut out nearly all carbs from your diet. I couldn't eat any wheat product, fruit or milk(could eat cheese though). If going low carb doesn'nt help, go back to your doctor immediately. Your BG is Way too high. Good luck:)

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   Posted 4/2/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Are these fasting readings? 2-hour post-meal readings? Do you count carbs and inject the Novolog using an insulin to carb(I:C) ratio? Sometimes it can take a little while for your body to adjust to insulin but, diet & exercise are also an important part. Are you following any diet plan? What do your glucose levels look like throughout the day? (I.e. 2 hours after lunch/dinner, before bed, etc.).

Sorry, I don't know about glucovance specifically; never been on that particular formulation. I have, however been on the maximum doses for both metformin and glyburide, the two drugs that make up glucovance (back when they thought I was a Type 2). From what I read, there can be some side effects; maybe why you were taken off it? Insulin is a hormone not a drug like glucovance. If your glucose tests show you were doing better on the drug, maybe you want to discuss that with your doc.
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

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