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Working with the Nurse Practitioner- or Having a Nurse Practitioner work with you!

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

I saw my nurse practitioner today. I really like her. I have been having problems controlling my blood sugar level for months. We talked about some plans that I could do to help. First plan, increase my long acting insulin at night and not doing anything with my fast acting insulin. I explained my yesterday eating, numbers, and actions. Basically after lunch my blood sugar was at 243 so I did something I never do, I took 10 units instead of my prescribed 5 because I needed it down and didn't understand why it was so high. This lead to a discussion about how I have cut out cereal, fruit, and others items completely from my diet. She then talked about plan 2 which would be carb counting and me figuring out how much fast acting insulin to take based on what I was going to eat. I was not comfortable with that. I suggested plan 3 - increase the meal time insulin as well as the long acting insulin and track for a couple weeks. I do what to do if blood sugar goes too low and can always decrease insulin if necessary. So that is what we are going to do. I have been diabetic for 21 years now and most likely do not produce any insulin on my own anymore. I am lucky in that I show no signs of diabetic complications! I want to keep it that way.
Oh and I have another upper respiratory thing going on. She put me on an inhaler to help my lungs inflate better. Right now I am barely moving air from the sounds of it.
All in all, I count today as a good day.
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    Oh, my! Hope it works out for you.
    957 days ago
    Hopefully you and your NP can get things worked out and get the best plan for you. I was diagnosed in Dec. as pre diabetic and all they said to do was to lose weight and come back in May for more bloodwork. So I've lost 33 lbs since Christmas and sure hoping my levels are down.

    Sorry you are still having breathing problems.
    957 days ago
    WOW, hope you and your NP can hit on a plan that works well for you. Sending best wishes your way!!
    958 days ago
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