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I Am Diabetic And I Take Insulin . Normally My

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Posted on Wed, 25 Dec 2019
Question: I am diabetic and I take insulin. Normally My sugar has been been 300 and have been taking 30 units of insulin at night only. Now a started a new diet and my blood sugar is 197mg this evening and I still want to do my 30 units. Isn’t there a formula for how many units of insulin according to blood sugar and should I be adjusting it every night when I take my blood sugar ??
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Answered by Dr. Shyam B. Kale (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
follow up with few more details.....

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have gone through your query and here is my advice.

Please let me know,

Presently which insulin are you taking?
Are you taking any anti-diabetic oral medications?

Usually night dose of insulin is effective to control morning fasting blood sugar level.

So Before any dose titration, I would suggest you to do fasting, post prandial and HbA1c and consult with Diabetologist as it may cause hypoglycemia or low sugar level.

Along with that kindly watch for hypoglycemia symptoms like sweating, rapid pulse rate, shivering etc.......

Hope I have answered your query and let me know if I can assist you further.
Note: For further follow-up, discuss your blood glucose reports with our diabetologist. Click here.

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I Am Diabetic And I Take Insulin . Normally My

Brief Answer: follow up with few more details..... Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your query and here is my advice. Please let me know, Presently which insulin are you taking? Are you taking any anti-diabetic oral medications? Usually night dose of insulin is effective to control morning fasting blood sugar level. So Before any dose titration, I would suggest you to do fasting, post prandial and HbA1c and consult with Diabetologist as it may cause hypoglycemia or low sugar level. Along with that kindly watch for hypoglycemia symptoms like sweating, rapid pulse rate, shivering etc....... Hope I have answered your query and let me know if I can assist you further.