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Should I Take Insulin When My Sugar Count Is Low
I've caught my blood sugar high (272, 286) but it usually had a tendency to run low not high. I don't take insulin. Could something be malfunctioning?
Yes, two things: First, your body -- as a glucose above 200 indicates diabetes and needs attention from your physician. Why are you on corticosteroids which can partially be to blame for your high glucose? By the way, no one's blood sugar runs "low" unless on meds for diabetes. Nex, your mind -- of course something is malfunctioning. You're not thinking clearly if you don't realize you need to see your doctor now. ...Read more
Short acting insulin: Short actinginsulins generally peak at 4 hours post dosage. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Thyroid removed high TSH low blood sugar high insulin major weight gain, extream fatigue heart takes off really fast I feel faint. Whats going on?
I am 57 years old.My sugar lavel is 400 in the evening and 250-300 in the morning. I have take insulin 12ml from last 7 days but sugar not control.
A friend is diabetic & is on meds for years.His cretanine level has gone up.Is it better if he takes insulin than oral meds to keep sugar controlled.
Depends: Hi. That depends on how high the creatinine went up to. Metformin should be stopped if creatinine goes up much because risk of a serious side effect goes up. Some sulfonylureas can accumulate if creatine goes up much. Insulin tends to accumulate in renal insufficiency too, but dose can be micro-adjusted if necessary. Your fried should talk with his/her doc and maybe see a kidney doc. Good luck! ...Read more
Pre or type 2 DM: The most common cause of high Insulin levels and low blood sugars in adults is Insulin resistance/hyperinsulinemia. Those with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes have high Insulin levels to compensate for the body's resistance. However, the body loses its ability to guage how much Insulin one needs and can overshoot to cause low blood sugar. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Insulin is a large molecule that does not cross the placenta. Glucose is a small molecule that does cross the placenta. If mom's sugar is high the baby will have to make a lot of Insulin to control fetal blood sugar. If mom's blood sugar stays normal then the baby does not have to work so hard. Use the prescribed amount of Insulin to keep your blood sugar optimized for you and your baby's health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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