The others are right--There is an adjustment period for ANY new regimen... and why should insulin be any different?
And insulin is for everyone. Your body MAKES it--just not enough, or your body resists using it... LOL the oral meds do three things: they FORCE your pancreas to produce more INSULIN, or they address the resistance... and they wear out your body, so eventually neither thing works any more, but taking more will only cause damage-- and voila`. The only thing left is injections. Doctors now are realizing that it's better for the body to switch over to the injections sooner... but it's not like a pill, where one size fits all with a blanket dose. It's very individual. It takes time to get it down to where it works for you--and then, of course, like everything in life, it changes! LOL
Test and test some more. Experiment. Talk to your doctor. Post questions here...
You may be just getting stressed and that's driving your numbers up, or it may just be that you need a different dose or a combination of insulins-- but either way, you're right, those numbers are WAY too high.
For myself, I have strict orders from my doctor, if I hit 300, I'm supposed to call him immediately--and he may tell me to adjust the dosage, but he may also tell me to get to the Emergency Room! So yes, I agree, you need to call your doctor. It's imperative at this point, to keep your doctor informed.
Meanwhile, it may be helpful to review how to handle highs and lows.
High, MILD exercise if any, and DRINK EXTRA WATER to help flush out the excess. Talk to your doctor about how to do a bolus when it's high...
Low, eat or drink real sugar--you should have glucose tablets or juice on hand at all times, as well as your testing supplies. You'll be more sensitive to small changes with the insulin now, so you will probably have a few more swings, especially during this adjustment period--so be prepared.
On the other hand, highs are a lot easier, and you can adjust things according to the circumstances... something you can't do with a pill!
Keep posting, ask questions... we're eager to hear from you!
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